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No Umbrella on Bikes, No Women on Bikes, No Hands-Free Stunts: Cycling Laws of the World
No Umbrella on Bikes, No Women on Bikes, No Hands-Free Stunts: Cycling Laws of the World

19 Aug 2022, 13:21 UTC / The universe of the two-wheeled human-powered transportation is home to some unique - and sometimes intriguing - laws and regulations

 
Tesla's German Supercharger Network Violates the Law, But Nothing Will Be Done About It
Tesla's German Supercharger Network Violates the Law, But Nothing Will Be Done About It

15 Aug 2022, 14:53 UTC / The American automaker is breaking a law that’s regarded as an important right for Germans. It could very well apply to the U.S. too. Here’s what’s what

 
New Law Says Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Not Employees, Some Rights Are Guaranteed
New Law Says Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Not Employees, Some Rights Are Guaranteed

1 Apr 2022, 20:37 UTC / It seems like ridesharing is becoming an important aspect for lawmakers. Here’s what this U.S. state has officially decided regarding drivers’ rights

 
Tesla Disputes $130 Million Punitive Award in Racism Case in Fremont
Tesla Disputes $130 Million Punitive Award in Racism Case in Fremont

18 Nov 2021, 07:45 UTC / Predictably, the company is using all arguments it has to revert the decision, even if that contradicts what Elon Musk said about being wrong

 
Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers and Leaf Blowers Might Become History in California
Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers and Leaf Blowers Might Become History in California

12 Oct 2021, 11:43 UTC / California wants to fight air pollution by banning gas-powered SOREs (small off-road engines) such as lawnmowers and leaf blowers

 
What Would Happen If Someone Uses These Illegal Car Accessories in the U.S.?
What Would Happen If Someone Uses These Illegal Car Accessories in the U.S.?

20 Aug 2021, 17:47 UTC / Donut Media bought several car accessories that are illegal in many countries and reviewed them. A lawyer explained what would happen if they are used.

 
Massachusetts Passes "Right to Repair" Expansion Law With 74.8% Voters Approving
Massachusetts Passes "Right to Repair" Expansion Law With 74.8% Voters Approving

4 Nov 2020, 21:04 UTC / Car manufacturers and their dealership networks have taken a bit hit in Massachusetts thanks to an amendament to the "Right to Repair" Initiative of 2012

 
Flying Cars Are Now Perfectly Road-Legal in New Hampshire
Flying Cars Are Now Perfectly Road-Legal in New Hampshire

4 Aug 2020, 09:30 UTC / The so-called “Jetsons Bill” allows registering flying cars for road use, establishes clear rules for inspections and accidents

 
It’s Illegal to Drive With Your Pet in Your Lap in Ohio Village Mantua
It’s Illegal to Drive With Your Pet in Your Lap in Ohio Village Mantua

10 Dec 2018, 17:53 UTC / New law goes into effect on December 20, will allow police to cite you if you travel with a cat or dog in your lap or otherwise unrestrained in the car

 
37 Children Die in Hot Cars in the U.S. Each Year, Report Says
37 Children Die in Hot Cars in the U.S. Each Year, Report Says

12 Jun 2018, 12:29 UTC / National Safety Council says further regulation is needed, more funding towards raising awareness and educating caregivers on the issue

 
Colorado Passes Bill To Forbid Rolling Coal, It Needs The Governor's Signature
Colorado Passes Bill To Forbid Rolling Coal, It Needs The Governor's Signature

4 May 2017, 15:42 UTC / Colorado is on its way of becoming the U.S.' second state that bans "rolling coal." The practice refers to intentionally puffing black smoke from a car exhaust

 
Michigan House Votes To Allow Unattended Driveway Idling
Michigan House Votes To Allow Unattended Driveway Idling

4 May 2017, 12:59 UTC / Michigan's House of Reps voted against handing penalties for people leaving unattended cars in driveways. The bill was sent to the U.S. Senate for a final vote

 
New Law Will Allow Drivers To Drive On Red Light In Ohio, There's A Catch
New Law Will Allow Drivers To Drive On Red Light In Ohio, There's A Catch

26 Jan 2017, 10:32 UTC / Red lights exist for a reason, but some of them can break down. That is the reasoning behind a new bill approved in Ohio, which lets drivers override the light

 
California Bans All Use of a Cell Phone at the Wheel Starting January 2017
California Bans All Use of a Cell Phone at the Wheel Starting January 2017

18 Dec 2016, 12:41 UTC / The relationship between Californian drivers and their smart phones might cool down a little starting next year thanks to a new law passed by the Governor

 
California Bill Allows You to Break Car Windows If Animals Inside Are in Danger
California Bill Allows You to Break Car Windows If Animals Inside Are in Danger

26 Sep 2016, 11:44 UTC / Never leave your pets or kids waiting in the car while you go shopping. They might die of heat stroke before you come back. California's got a law to help them

 
New Jersey Bill Wants to Make Crossing the Road While Texting Illegal
New Jersey Bill Wants to Make Crossing the Road While Texting Illegal

22 Mar 2016, 14:40 UTC / It's true that some pedestrians lack even the most basic notions of traffic etiquette, but sending them to jail for looking at their phones is a bit extreme

 
New 50 State Lane-Splitting Petition Addressed to the White House
New 50 State Lane-Splitting Petition Addressed to the White House

17 Mar 2016, 16:11 UTC / Motorcycle riders in the United States are not willing to give up their fight to make lane-splitting legal, so here's another nationwide petition

 
Self-Driving Car Regulations to Become More Permissive Soon
Self-Driving Car Regulations to Become More Permissive Soon

26 Nov 2015, 10:11 UTC / While some people in the industry consider self-driving cars to be bound to change how we see transportation, officials must first change the law

 
New South Wales Is Another State Where Self-Balancing Scooters Are Banned
New South Wales Is Another State Where Self-Balancing Scooters Are Banned

25 Nov 2015, 14:35 UTC / Besides their popularity, the self-balancing scooters are slowly becoming an outcast in the eyes of more and more traffic regulators

 
Space Mining Bill Passes Congress, Star Wars May Happen
Space Mining Bill Passes Congress, Star Wars May Happen

18 Nov 2015, 15:39 UTC / It's been envisioned by great Hollywood directors for decades, but if President Obama signs this bill into law, a new era of space exploration will rise