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Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

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Cuban Streets May Finally Escape the 1960s

The government has just lifted a 50-year ban on imported vehicles.

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The Next Big Traffic Safety Debate: Google Glass

A San Diego woman recently got a ticket for driving with them on. This is only the beginning.

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A Milestone in Airbnb's Awkward Relationship With New York

The company says it wants to work with the city to pay occupancy taxes.

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Almost Half of All Car Crashes in Los Angeles Are Hit-and-Runs

4,000 people each year are killed or injured in these accidents. Could a change in the law make it a little easier to catch the perpetrators?

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The Wake-Up Call in China's 'Visit Your Parents' Law

My father is 67-years-old, and lives in the sprawling outskirts of Guangzhou. I last saw him a year ago.

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Chicago Wants to Crack Down on Pedicabs: This Week in Bans

Also, Tampa wants to turn down the bass on car stereos and an Iowa city declares war on poopy geese.

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Why We Should Never Fine Cyclists

Forget the penalties—bike riders shouldn't have to obey laws designed for 4,000-pound automobiles.

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Rahm Emanuel's Quid Pro Quo Solution to the Cyclist-Driver Battle in Chicago

Double the fines for bikers that break traffic laws ... and the drivers that door them.

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Saudi Arabia Will Let Women Ride Bicycles — But Only For Fun

No transportation!

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Stop Banning Public Nudity

Why blanket prohibitions are misguided.

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Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

Why the Urban-Rural Voting Divide Matters

Partisan lines that once fell along regional borders can increasingly be found at the county level. What does that mean for the future of the United States?

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Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

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The Legal Activities Banned in London

More than 400 zones in Britain's dominant city have extra rules. Disobeying them can get you a ticket.

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Are Cities Right to Criminalize Public Spitting?

A man in Daytona Beach, Fla., was recently taken to jail for spitting on the street. This is a good thing

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At Crosswalks, Should Drivers Have to Be Mind Readers?

Ann Arbor, Mich., grapples with redefining a law that forces drivers to stop if a pedestrian even appears to be approaching a crossing