Driving

Gas is $1.99/gallon at an Arco station off Highway 12 at Marina Blvd in Suisun City. Cash only.  (KCBS)

Low Gas Prices, Falling Gas Tax Revenue Has CA Lawmakers Considering Plan To Impose Mileage Tax

Falling gas prices have been a welcome relief for Bay Area drivers, but they pose a serious problem for state coffers.

18 hours ago

Traffic jam in the center of Moscow. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Bans Gay Drivers To ‘Reduce Deaths From Traffic Accidents’

Decree Number 1604 gives officials the right to deny drivers licenses to people with certain “disorders.” The list includes everything from sexual preference and gender identity, to schizophrenia and pathological gambling.

01/08/2015

California Highway Patrol officer, CHP

High-Wind Advisories Issued For Bay, San Mateo Bridges By CHP

High wind advisories remain in effect Thursday for the Bay Bridge and the San Mateo Bridge, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

12/25/2014

(CBS SF)

Sierra Nevada Blizzard Whips Up High-Winds, Snow In Tahoe Area

There’s a blizzard warning for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to make it to the high country.

12/12/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

California DMV Expanding Hours To Meet Demand For Immigrants Seeking Driver’s Licenses

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.

11/12/2014

A man tries out Google Glass.

Google Glass Creates Dangerous Blind Spots, Could Be Dangerous For Driving Says Group Of UCSF Ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists are warning Google Glass users to watch out for blind spots.

11/05/2014

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Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems Worse

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

10/07/2014

A French gendarme uses a radar gun to check the speed of passing cars during a traffic control (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

New Radar Gun May Soon Nail Texting Drivers

The tool detects the radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone, according to the Virginain-Pilot newspaper. It’s not clear how the operator will be able to distinguish between a driver and a passenger in that same car texting.

09/17/2014

(CBS SF)

New Tech Making It Easier To Find Parking In Palo Alto

New technology could make it easier to find a parking space in Palo Alto with an idea to give drivers information about open spaces in city garages.

08/19/2014

(CBS SF)

SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

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