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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21 : A Metropolitan Police Officer writes a warning ticket for a motorist who was talking on his cell phone on September 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Police were giving warnings and tickets to people who were talking on cell phones while driving past a hotel where the 2010 Distracted Driving Summit was being held. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

California Drivers Can Now Contest Traffic Tickets Without Having To Pay Fine First

A state judicial council voted Monday to unanimously approve a rule change that will allow California drivers to contest traffic violations without first paying for them.

06/08/2015

Google's self-driving car has a spinning sensor on the top. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Co-Founder Defends Withholding Accident Records Of Self-Driving Cars

Google co-founder Sergey Brin says the Internet company isn’t releasing the accident reports involving its self-driving cars to protect the privacy of the other motorists in the crashes.

06/03/2015

Police arrested Peter Derouen on suspicion of stealing and ramming a BMW  through dealership windows. (San Francisco Police)

Man Suspected Of Plowing Stolen BMW Through Showroom Windows Identified

San Francisco police have identified a man arrested in connection with a burglary at a South of Market BMW dealership and subsequent hit-and-run crash Monday morning as 37-year-old Peter Derouen.

06/02/2015

Burglar targets BMW dealership in San Francisco. (CBS SF)

Man Rams Stolen $100K BMW Through SF Showroom Windows; Later Arrested In Domestic Dispute

A man who allegedly stole a $100,000 BMW car from a San Francisco dealership Monday morning was arrested an hour later following a hit and run collision and domestic dispute nearby.

06/01/2015

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Eliminating Nearly 1,600 Parking Spots To Make Room For Pedestrians, Cyclists And Parklets

San Francisco is scheduled to remove almost 1,600 parking spaces over the next few years for projects ranging from the new Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit line to more parklets

06/01/2015

(TowIt/Instagram)

‘TowIt’ App Publicly Shames Drivers Of Badly Parked Cars

A new app lets annoyed cyclists or drivers harness the power of crowdsourcing to report illegally parked cars.

05/28/2015

A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive Futurists

Technology analysts who monitor Silicon Valley for a living have a bit of advice: fasten your seat belts. Driverless cars are coming your way. They’re ahead of schedule – -and may soon be for sale.

05/20/2015

Paul Elio inside his Elio's trunk (Photo: Elio Motors)

$6,800 Car Gets 84 Miles Per Gallon, But It’s Missing One Thing

A car that gets 84 miles per gallon and costs just $6800, yet is made in America might be the solution to every Bay Area road warrior’s problems, and it is on its way soon according to Elio Motors.

05/13/2015

The Eco Green Auto Clean Car Wash in Redwood City. (CBS)

Redwood City Car Wash Does The Job With Just 1 Cup Of Water During California Drought

A Redwood City car wash is taking water conservation during California’s drought, cleaning cars with just one cup of water.

05/11/2015

(CBS SF)

World’s First Self-Driving 18-Wheeler Truck Debuts In Nevada

There’s been much talk about self-driving cars that could soon be coming to showrooms. Now, self-driving trucks could soon be rolling down the freeways.

05/06/2015

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