Stevie Behind the Wheel

Stevie Behind the Wheel

I recently test drove a new car with an autopilot system. Turn on the cruise control and the car not only maintains whatever speed you set, it also steers itself through curves and keeps the car from wandering out of its lane. You are supposed to keep your hands on the wheel, of course. But […]

How to Teach Your Teen Crucial Driving Rules

How to Teach Your Teen Crucial Driving Rules

Kids grow up so fast. And before you know it, your 14-year-old comes to you asking to teach them how to drive. That’s the conversation my son came to me several months ago, with traditional beggings, like “everyone at school already knows how to drive” and “I want to be cool like other kids.” And […]

2019 VW Sportwagen Review

2019 VW Sportwagen Review

It’s no easy thing picking yourself up off the mat after getting sucker punched . . . Or getting almost diesel mileage out of a gas engine. But, VW’s trying. The just updated 2019 Golf Sportwagen won’t be available with a 50 MPG-capable TDI diesel — which you can no longer get in any new […]

oos Principle Number 6: Reasonable highway user fees for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects

oos Principle Number 6: Reasonable highway user fees for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects

The Driving in America Blog was started a year ago to bring more information to those who are beginning their journey as motorists’ rights advocates. Over the next several months, I will be working with each of the seven oos principles to give readers of this weekly blog some idea of what we all are working towards […]

Unfit to fit

Unfit to fit

In 2017 academic researchers got a lot of press when they showed putting a tiny sticker on a stop sign could turn it into a speed limit sign. The human eye was not fooled. Machine vision was. In 2019 ticket industry lobbyists got a lot of press when they turned a change in speed limits […]