California senator aims to remove speed limits to build America’s autobahn

22 Feb
California state capitol, SacramentoCalifornia could do away with speed limits in certain situations if a new bill introduced by an Orange County-area senator moves forward. State Sen. John M. W. Moorlach proposed Senate Bill 319 that would not only add two lanes to Interstate 5 and State Route 99, which connect the Los Angeles area to the Bay Area, but also would eliminate speed...

Virginia votes to ban handheld cellphone use while driving

12 Feb
Texting while drivingCome Jan. 1, 2020, it will be illegal to use a cellphone while while at the wheel of a car in Virginia. Both houses in the General Assembly voted to pass new legislation to ban cellphone use while driving to curb distracted driving in the state. The Washington Post reported last week that drivers will face fines under the new law should an officer...

New Jersey, Washington protect consumers with best new car lemon laws

5 Feb
Scott Robinson Honda dealership, Torrance, CaliforniaThe Center For Auto Safety found that New Jersey and Washington state do a better job protecting consumers with defective cars than other states. New Jersey ranked first and Washington came in a close second place in the findings published last week. The study looked at numerous pieces of every state's so-called "lemon laws," which are put in...

Now that you can pump your own gas in Oregon, New Jersey remains the last holdout

10 Jan
Gas pumpEarlier this year, Oregon enacted legislation that allows most residents to pump their own gas. That only a few weeks ago Oregonians had to sit idle while someone else topped off their tanks may come as a shock to residents of all but one other state: New Jersey. The Garden State is the only state to outlaw the practice, and it’s not doing...