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American Road #11: Clowns To The Left, Jokers To The Right

roadBill Crittenden continues his American Road series with a look at lane discipline stateside: In the past few years, as the internet and Twitter have allowed me to connect to people from all over the world, I’ve discovered a thing many other countries have that Americans do not: “lane discipline”. I’ve noticed this especially recently as the UK has started ticketing drivers who cruise along in the middle lane without anyone to the left of them. Continue reading

The Secretary of Transportation

Crittenden Automotive LibraryWith Tony Bennett crooning ‘If I Ruled The World’ in the background Bill Crittenden wishes he was Secretary of Transportation in the USA: Weird title, I know. It was inspired by a discussion of CVT gearboxes with DriveWrite’s Geoff Maxted where he said he’d ban them as king and I suggested writing about how he’d rule the roads as king. So while we may assume that CVTs will soon be banned under the forthcoming hypothetical rule of King Geoff I (Hey, less of the hypothetical – It’s only a matter of time. Ed.), he also suggested I come up with the same for the United States. Continue reading

The American Road #7: End Of The Roads?

This outstanding article is by Bill Crittenden who owns and runs The Crittenden Automotive Library, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in American automotive history, engineering and motor sport. You think we have problems with British roads? Read on – Bill writes: It’s neither a surprise nor a secret that the roads in America aren’t maintained to the standards that one would expect from a country that considers itself the greatest thing that ever happened in the history of the world. Continue reading