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Any solution for Downtown Tunnel closure nightmare?



If you happened to be one of the thousands of drivers who got stuck in between tunnels in Portsmouth last weekend this is probably too little too late.  With no real solution to the tunnel closure nightmare, not to mention multiple ramp closures leading up to the eastbound tube along I-264, the traffic higher-ups have decided that they are going to try…
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Hurricane Bertha Heads North



The weather in Hampton Roads and beyond has been unseasonably cool and comfortable during the last few weeks due to the Polar Vortex.  Now it seems that hurricane season might be coming and coming fast.  With the second hurricane, Hurricane Bertha, heading towards our coast many are watching closely. 

Checkered Flag fans always take hurricanes and weather systems seriously.  Hurricane Bertha does…
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Deadliest states to drive in

Now, we all complain about how bad Virginia drivers are.  But, according to this study, we aren't as bad as the drivers in many other states.

Odds of a fatal car accident largely depend on where you live

Study finds Washington, D.C., has lowest fatality rate, northern Plains states and the South the highest.
By Douglas Newcomb


Whether you?ll die in a traffic accident largely depends where you live, according to a recent study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

While roadway fatalities in the U.S. have dropped 22.7 percent since 2005…
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Auto enthusiasts remember James Garner behind the wheel




James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86
James Garner: 1928-2014

By  Jeremy Korzeniewski

James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes.

While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was…
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"Coal Rolling" -Political Divide Gone To the Streets



I am really ready to hear about a trend on the road that has to do with being courteous-that being said, I don?t expect it to happen any day soon.  The newest trend amongst drivers with an obvious deficit in real things to do is a thing called "Coal Rolling" which is normally directed towards people who have a care or…
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From "Car Talk" When to pull over immediately



Every Saturday my husband wakes up bright and early to listen to his "shows" on NPR (National Public Radio for you non-hipsters).   If nothing's on the boob tube, I even listen along myself. 

Although I'm not a huge fan of chat radio, I have to admit, the all-about-auto show "Car Talk" is not only hilarious, it's also very informative…
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Road Trips Made More Fun Thanks to Checkered Flag



While packing for a family road trip it is important to think about your sanity.  I don't mean making sure to pack your medications (although that thought has crossed my mind a time or two), but planning for the inevitable, the "Are we there yet" question.  Taking 2 small kiddos on a cross country trip in the car is a…
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Viral video: Real life Hot Wheels record-breaking stunt



Ready to see every little boy's (who are we kidding?) grown man's dream come true? 

Checkered Flag covered this video a few years ago when it first took place.  But, now, the real life Hot Wheels video is taking social media by storm.

Check out the video of the real-life Hot Wheels corkscrew jump.



If you are unable to…
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