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The global carpooling market is expected to more than double by 2025. In Cincinnati and across the nation, it remains fairly low. The environmental group Cincinnati 2030 District is encouraging more people to do it and recently held a meeting about corporate carpooling.

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
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It's about to get more expensive to register your vehicle in Columbus.

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses On Distracted Driving

Apr 30, 2019
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The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses.

You could ride in a flying car as early as 2023 as long as you have the nerve and the money. Uber appears to be leading the pack of about a dozen developers. Research is also happening in Greater Cincinnati. UC students are designing their own model and hope to win $1 million in a competition.

The federal government is expanding an investigation into malfunctioning air bags to include an additional 12.3 million vehicles with air bags that could fail to inflate in a crash.

The next time parking enforcement officers use chalk to mark your tires, they might be acting unconstitutionally.

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that "chalking" is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The case was brought by Alison Taylor, a Michigan woman whom the court describes as a "frequent recipient of parking tickets." The city of Saginaw, Mich., like countless other cities around the country, uses chalk to mark the tires of cars to enforce time limits on parking.

Workers build Honda Accords at the Honda factory in Marysville,ohio
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Honda is slowing down production of the Accord and Civic cars at its factory in Marysville as car buyers eye trucks and SUVs.

Ohio State

The Ohio State University collected the most money last year of any entity in the state for specialty license plates, according to a newspaper's review of state data.

Why Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 30-Year High

Mar 28, 2019

Across the U.S., 6,227 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in 2018, the highest number in nearly 30 years. The findings from a Governors Highway Safety Association report show that many of these deaths occurred in big cities like Houston and Miami.

The signs are all over most cities — stretches of road without crosswalks and people needing to walk on roads built for rush-hour traffic. But the real increase, experts say, comes from larger trends: drivers and pedestrians distracted by their phones and a growth of larger vehicles on the road.

Tech Tuesday: Cars And Tech

Mar 26, 2019

Americans are concerned with the safety of self-driving vehicles. This is according to a 1,000 person survey from the American Automotive Association. 

But auto and tech companies are putting money into the creation and improvement of autonomous vehicles, despite concerns. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, the future of automobility and its technology.  

Peter Dutton / Columbus

A bill in the Ohio General Assembly would further restrict teen driving, doubling the temporary phase when teens are learning from six months to a year. The legislation would also further restrict night-time driving.

In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a truck passes a red light photo enforcement sign that is placed below a red light camera at the intersection of Route 1 and Franklin Corner Road in Lawrence Township, N.J.
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It’s been a few years, but state lawmakers are trying again to put rules on local traffic cameras, which they’ve said communities use to generate revenue rather than improve safety. The new regulations are part of the same budget that would raise the state’s gas tax.

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In Columbus, private towing companies hauled away more than 1,000 vehicles in February alone. Those companies already have numerous requirements they need to meet before towing a car, but a state lawmaker from Northeast Ohio is pushing for one additional provision.

ODOT Wants To Change Speed Limits Based On Road Conditions

Feb 25, 2019
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Ohio's Department of Transportation is seeking permission to apply changes in speed limits anytime statewide.

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At least four vehicles in Butler County stalled out Wednesday after filling up with bad gasoline. County Auditor Roger Reynolds says the problem was traced to water seeping into an underground fuel tank.