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Auto traffic and autism association found

Does proximity to high volumes of car traffic lead to autism? Maybe, maybe not, but research by the University of Southern California and published in JAMA Psychiatry shows an association with autism in children born in an environment with elevated levels of nitrogen dioxide and micro-fine particulate pollutants. The USC researchers say further epidemiological and read more »

Toyota’s Toyoda: Gas Is Great

While most Japanese auto execs touted the future of electric cars at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, Toyota president Akio Toyoda exclaimed he loves the smell of gasoline and hopes the choking, carcinogenic lung-destroying fumes of the internal combustion engine never become obsolete. Toyoda also expressed disappointment in today’s generation, who don’t appreciate motor cars read more »

Drive through bike shop

Patrons and staff in Rock and Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo, CA barely escape serious injury when a motorist drove her car full speed into the bike shop just one week after the store re-opened after a big remodel. Note the girl with the crutches. Via Serge.