. OPEN ROADS, Part 1: Colorado to California on US Route 50 West Stephen Cox Blog is Presented by Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions The Loneliest Road isn’t quite as lonely as it once was, but it should still be on the bucket list of every automobile enthusiast. I drove more than 1,200 miles this summer on America’s “Loneliest Road,” US Route 50 West, as part of Rally North America 2018. The event itself was remarkable, featuring incredible scenery, a family-like atmosphere with friendly people and a week of immersion in the automotive lifestyle. The rally started in Pueblo, Colorado and Read More
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To no one’s surprise, US Dept. of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a propaganda conference this past week that in addition to surveillance cameras, traffic light cameras, license plates, roadside still photo speed traps and a national driver’s license database, American drivers would soon be subjected to yet another tracking system.
Over the next few weeks you’re going to hear more about a new system called “V2V,” which stands for “Vehicle to Vehicle Communications for Safety.” It’s the latest electronic gadgetry that the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may soon impose on all new car buyers.
“Say, don't anti-lock braking systems shorten stopping distances?”
Nope. An ABS-equipped car cannot stop a single millimeter shorter than a non-ABS car. Read the fine print. ABS proponents create a statistical advantage by frequently comparing ABS to “locked braking,” which is the act of smashing the brakes in a panic.
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