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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.


A man talks on his cell phone while driving.(Photo credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

New ‘Hands Free’ Cell Phone Law Not Sinking In With Some Drivers

Some motorists believe it’s all right to hold the phone while on speaker, to check their cell phone’s GPS or to dial, and then put the phone down. It’s not.



The Walking Dead Road Trip: Your 13-Stop Tour Of The Show’s Best Filming Locations

Check out these Walking Dead locations for your next road trip vacation.


A limousine that was going 50 mph and lost control and hit barrier wall. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Indiana State Police Release Crash Photos To Encourage Safer Winter Driving

Indiana State Police have been dealing with so many accidents this winter, they’re trying a new tactic to try to get people to slow down on ice and snow.



How To Hitchhike Across The Globe

Hitchhiking is one of the easiest ways to vacation across the world on a budget. Here are the rules to traveling the road.


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Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, Congestion

In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel.


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Senate Passes Ban On Handheld Cell Phones While Driving

The proposal says drivers must use hands-free devices or speakerphone features.


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Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Los Angeles

Getting out of town for a quick respite from daily life doesn’t have to mean straying too far from Los Angeles proper. In fact, these drive-away mini-vacations can start immediately with eye-catching scenery about an hour or so from the city of angels. When you fall in love with these locales, stop at these places to rest your head or snap your shutter.



Cell Phone Use While Driving Blamed For 3 Holiday Weekend Accidents

Several accidents over the holiday weekend are being taken as more evidence of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

“I love to blast my music as I’m driving.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Will At Cellular Field

“Every time I get into my car I feel like tonight’s going to be a good night.” – Will and his Chevy Malibu


"Motorcycles calm me."


“I will always have this bike until it just dies or somebody destroys it.” – Justin and his Kawasaki Ninja Motorcycle.


"The music blasting actually sounds pretty good in here."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Nialanjan At Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

“Everyone always says that they feel like they’re in a spaceship when they drive in it.” – Nialanjan and his Toyota Sienna.


"The ride is just out of this world."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Hervetta At The Hyatt

“There is something so great about coming down to Chicago in a convertible.” – Hervetta and her Mercedes.


“I hope I will be driving this one for a long time. It’s a great car.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jackie At Garfield Park

“People feel like it’s a store. There are so many things in it. You can shop in it.” – Jackie and her Honda CRV


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5 Tips To Save Gas

Check out these tips from EcoMedia on how to save energy on the road, which in turn could help you spend less on gas.


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Vernon Hills Students Warn Of Dangers Of Driving And Cell Phones

Nearly a dozen students from Vernon Hills High School were getting the word out to drivers Wednesday – school zones are no-cell phone zones in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2012

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Got The Sniffles? Maybe You Shouldn’t Drive, Study Says

A new study says driving with a bad cold might be like getting behind the wheel under the influence. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


Driver On Cell Phone

Lawmaker In Report: Don’t Expect Statewide Cell Phone Ban Anytime Soon

A statewide ban on cell phone use while driving could change your commute forever, but state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says it won’t be happening yet.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Back Of The Yards Shooting

2 Men Shot While Driving In Back Of The Yards

Gunshots rang out late Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, leaving two men injured.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Driver On Cell Phone

City Raking In Millions From Drivers Talking On Cell Phones

If you’re driving in the city and plan to talk on your cell phone, you might want to think twice about whether to do it without a hands-free device.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011