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Slow Your Roll: Researchers Defend Speed Enforcement Cameras

By Matt Schmitz on September 1, 2015


Make a driver brake, slow him for a moment; teach a driver not to speed, slow him for a lifetime. That's the philosophy behind the new "speed corridors" concept a Washington, D.C.-area community has been testing in recent years —… Read More

Slow Your Roll: Researchers Defend Speed Enforcement Cameras

By Matt Schmitz on September 1, 2015

Make a driver brake, slow him for a moment; teach a driver not to speed, slow him for a lifetime. That's the philosophy behind the new "speed corridors" concept a Washington, D.C.-area community has been testing in recent years —… Read More

'Hot Wheels' Report: Same Cars Being Stolen, But Fewer

By Matt Schmitz on August 31, 2015

It must suck just a little to be the Nissan Maxima right now. You're coveted enough to sneak into the top 10 most-stolen cars in the U.S. for 2014, but you're still not as popular as the Acura Integra —… Read More

Mazda Dealerships Get Upscale Design

By Matt Schmitz on August 31, 2015

With an ever-increasing amount of browsing and buying occurring online, brick-and-mortar retail businesses are getting creative in enticing customers to walk through their actual, physical front doors. To that end, a growing trend for car dealerships has been to improve… Read More

Study Ranks Best and Worst States for Drivers

By Matt Schmitz on August 30, 2015

The nation's top potato-producing state is also the most preferable place for peeling out. Yes, according to a just-released study by finance rate aggregator Bankrate.com, the Gem State is the crown jewel among the best states for drivers. Researchers ranked… Read More

How to Get Your Stolen Car Back

By Matt Schmitz on August 28, 2015

We at Cars.com aren't ones to toot our own horn, but in addition to being a leading online source for car shoppers and owners, we can add another function to our job description: crime fighters. OK, we're not exactly Batman… Read More

Gas Prices Plunge After Refinery Restart

By Rick Popely on August 28, 2015

With U.S. oil prices down to a six-year low and a major refinery outage fixed, gasoline prices have begun to dive in most parts of the country, and gas for less than $2 a gallon is easy to find again… Read More

Next-Gen Car-Theft Tactics Are New Model for Criminals

By Matt Schmitz on August 27, 2015

The ethical debate over cloning has been going on for decades before and since Dolly the sheep in 1996, though who could've ever foreseen that someday humans would start cloning cars? But that's what's happening ... well, sort of. Related:… Read More

Study: Not All Car Tech Wanted, Used

By Matt Schmitz on August 26, 2015

A large percentage of car owners have vehicle tech systems they're not really interested in, that they never wanted and in many cases never even knew they had. That's according to a study released this week by the market researchers… Read More

Rebounding Workforce Slows Traffic on U.S. Roads

By Matt Schmitz on August 26, 2015

The good news is: People are back to work. The bad news is: They have to get there and back every day. The U.S. economy has regained all of the millions of jobs lost during the last recession, but with… Read More

Price of High-Tech Security Could Be Carjacking Comeback

By Matt Schmitz on August 26, 2015

As advanced anti-theft technologies make cars increasingly difficult to steal, some auto thieves are turning to clever and innovative new methods, but many others are reverting to a tried-and-true classic: carjacking. Carjacking is perhaps the lowest-tech, least-complex approach to stealing… Read More