That recent ice storm in the South stranded many in their cars for long hours, illustrating the need to have a car emergency kit.
New laws on everything from speed limits to texting to how long you can idle your car went into effect Jan. 1.
Many states need to adopt tougher laws, including restricting texting on cellphones and requiring the use of seat belts and motorcycle helmets for all riders, according to a highway safety group.
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The pop star is a multimillionaire, so the cost of facing charges in court won't be a problem for him. But for people who aren't rich and famous, it's a huge financial hit.
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