“The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

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Your transportation related headlines for Friday, September 1st, 2017

Texas AG Warns Gas Stations Against Raising Prices In Harvey Aftermath - The Hill; Harvey Has Many Asking: How Hard Is It To Evacuate A Major City - Governing; Rescued Animals Begin Trek From Storm-Ravaged Texas To Tinley Park - Chicago Tribune; Why Flooded-Out Cars Are Likely Total Losses - Yahoo News; Ford U.S. Sales Fall 2.1%, GM Sales Up 7.5% As Harvey Hits Auto Sales - The Detroit Free Press; Hurricane Harvey May Have Destroyed 1 Million Cars — And Changed US Car Market - Mashable

Thursday Marked 20 Years Since The Infamous Paris Car Crash That Took The Life Of Princess Diana - Washington Post

Gas Prices Surging In Chicago, Nationwide In Harvey’s Wake - Chicago Sun-Times; Gas Prices Jump For Labor Day Travelers. Here’s How To Save - Nightly Business Report

Police Announce Increased DUI Patrols For Labor Day Weekend - Chicago Sun-Times

1.7 Million Flyers At O’Hare, Midway Airports For Labor Day Weekend: City - DNA Chicago

Editorial: The Jackson Park Golf Project? Slow Your Swing, Mayor - Chicago Tribune

More On The Monument Moron Movement - Chicago Tribune

Investor Unloading Dozens Of Lakeshore East Parking Spaces - Curbed Chicago

Exciting Boring News: Mile-Long Albany Park Tunnel Drilling Complete - DNA Chicago

Proposed Hotel Would Replace Gravel Parking Lot On Clybourn Corridor - Curbed Chicago

West Loop TOD Apartment Tower On Site Of Surface Parking Lots Gets Shorter, Advances To City Council Vote - DNA Chicago

Summer Campers Test Out Boats They Built On Chicago River - DNA Chicago

New App For Bartlett Commuters To Pay For Parking - Chicago Daily Herald

Classic Car Shows In Buffalo GroveLake In The Hills This Weekend

Can You Match The Odd Illinois Landmark To The Town - Chicago Tribune

Robbers Posing As Women On Dating App Meet Men And Then Steal Their Cars - DNA Chicago

Man Pretended To Be Rideshare Driver, Stole Passengers’ Debit Cards: Police - Chicagoist

Authorities In Glenview Warn Of Credit-Card Skimmers At Gas Stations - Chicago Tribune

1 Arrested In Traffic Stop, Another Sought In Connection With Lollapalooza Ticket Robbery - Chicago Tribune

Man Charged With Spray-Painting Graffiti Along I-94 In Skokie - Chicago Tribune

30 Days In Jail For Indian Prairie Bus Monitor Who Hit Boy With Autism - Chicago Daily Herald

1,300 Extra CPD Officers Put On The Streets For Labor Day Weekend - DNA Chicago; While Chicago Braces For Carnage, What Can Be Done To Curb Violence - Chicago Tribune

Murder Caught On Video Shows Block Parties Bring Trouble, Neighbors Argue - DNA Chicago

Woman, 58, Critically Injured While Walking On Lake Shore Drive, By Hit-And-Run Driver - Chicago Sun-Times

Police Searching For Driver In Lawndale Hit-And-Run - Chicago Sun-Times

13-Year-Old Girl Shot When Gunmen Fire At Car She Was In, Police Say - DNA Chicago

14-Year-Old Girl Struck In East Garfield Park Drive-By Shooting - Chicago Sun-Times

Red Line Shooting Followed Fight After Man’s Girlfriend Insulted: Court - DNA Chicago

Federal Agency Decision Derails Bid For 261-Mile Freight Line From Indiana To Wisconsin - Chicago Tribune

Biker Tried To Lure Girl, 12, Near O’Hare Neighborhood, Police Say - DNA Chicago

Does Chicago Need A New Bike Group That’s Geared Toward Women Of Color - Chicago Reader

Will Biking Ban At Grassy Lake Forest Preserve Be Lifted - Chicago Daily Herald

Trump Wants States And Cities To Pay More For Infrastructure - Governing

Latest Redflex Earnings Statement Confirms The Australian Firm Continues To Lose Money In Wake Of Bribery Convictions - The Newspaper

U.S. Ready To Stop Russian State Deal With Venezuela For Texas Oil Firm: Report - Newsweek

House To Vote On Self-Driving Car Legislation Next Week - Reuters

People Unhappy About Driverless Cars - Electronics Weekly

Samsung, 38 Other Companies, Now Testing Self-Driving Cars In California - Business Insider

What Would It Take To Persuade You To Buy An Electric Car - Los Angeles Times

Electric Cars Are Taking Off. What’s The Problem With An Electric Pickup Truck - Washington Post

Funding For $3-Billion Cal Electric Car Rebate Bill Is Up In The Air - Los Angeles Times

EVs Are Cheap To Run But Expensive To Own, Thanks To Abysmal Resale Values - Car And Driver

NHTSA Needs To Clarify Connected Car Authority, According To GAO Audit - Next Gov

Almost Half Of Motorists Believe Connected Cars Improve Road Safety — And New Research Backs It Up - IoT News

Hackable Flaw In Connected Cars Is ‘Unpatchable’, Warn Researchers - Naked Security

VW Plots Return To Relevance In U.S. Following Diesel Scandal - Los Angeles Times

Tesla Hit With Unfair Labor Complaint From US Watchdog - Engadget

Tesla Drops The Price Of Its Most Expensive EVs - Engadget

As Kalanick Exits For Khosrowshahi, Uber’s Grand Ambitions Likely Have Too - Forbes

Lyft Claims Biggest U.S. Footprint. Uber Is Skeptical - USA TODAY

5 Lessons Learned From Amazon’s First Week With Whole Foods - Chicago Tribune

Utah Nurse Arrested By Salt Lake City After Refusing To Let Police Take Blood Sample From Unconscious Crash Victim - The Hill

Georgia Cop Fired After Traffic Stop Video Captures Him Saying ‘We Only Kill Black People’ - Chicago Tribune

New Video Shows Car With Faulty Brakes Hurtling Toward Trump Motorcade - USA TODAY

Truckers Make Much Less Than They Did Decades Ago - Chicago Sun-Times

Consumer Reports: Guide To In-Dash Navigation Systems - Consumer Reports

Protect Your Vehicle From Theft - Traffic Safety Marketing

 

One Response to “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective

  1. Jeff says:

    Gas Prices Surging In Chicago, Nationwide In Harvey’s Wake – Chicago Sun-Times; Gas Prices Jump For Labor Day Travelers. Here’s How To Save – Nightly Business Report
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    State, county, and city taxes make it even worse in Chicago.

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