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e-Ride’s Macho Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV)

For many years the Classic Golf Car Company built custom golf cars. When its founder, John Herou, saw that its golf cars were often being used for more demanding duty than hauling golfers around the greens, he designed a more capable electric vehicle. The resulting heavy-duty, low speed vehicle (LSV) or neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) is now being marketed under ... Read More »

Consumer Reports Investigation Reveals Government Among Biggest Sources Of ID Leaks

YONKERS, NY – Americans trust government officials to safeguard sensitive personal and financial data but government is among the biggest sources of ID leaks, according to a Consumer Reports investigation. The report “ID Leaks, A Surprising Source is Your Government at Work,” in the September issue points out that penalties are also rarely imposed on those who are negligent. CR ... Read More »

Virgin Galactic Rolls Out MotherShip “Eve”

Mojave Air and Spaceport, California – Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson and SpaceShipOne designer, Burt Rutan, today pulled back the hangar doors on the new WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft that will ferry SpaceShipTwo and thousands of private astronauts, science packages and payload on the first stage of the Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space experience. The rollout represents another major milestone in ... Read More »

Cruisin’ Memory Lane

I started writing this column three years ago this week. For kicks and giggles, I thought I’d take a little drive down Memory Lane and make a pit stop at some of the more memorable moments that this experience has afforded me. During the past three years I have been sent hundreds of provocative and wonderful questions, from Ruth Beam ... Read More »

Voice of authority irritating

Her voice goes through me like fingernails on a chalkboard. She is bossy and demanding and my husband hangs on her every word. She is the robochick inside the GPS system in my husband’s truck. I had the pleasure of spending the weekend listening to her bark directions at us not long ago when we traveled to Northern California. Perhaps ... Read More »

Bicyclists must obey road rules

Question: Where I live there is a four-way stop sign. A lot of times there are people riding their bikes and they don’t stop because they are coming down a steep hill. If, after I stop, I go and they hit me, will they be at fault or me? – Tony Answer: Bicyclists need to remember that the same laws ... Read More »

No points for talking ticket

Question: If I get a citation for a violation of the new wireless telephone law, will I receive a point on my driving record? – J.C. Reed, Norco Answer: No worries, there, J.C. While the violation is a reportable offense, the Department of Motor Vehicles will not assign a violation point to your driving record. ~ I guess gasoline isn’t ... Read More »

Solar-Powered Vehicles

Solar-powered cars have been pretty much confined to solar races and science projects until recently. However, there are several solar-powered neighborhood electric vehicles, or NEVs, on the market. Read More »