Drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour on July 1. The U.S. is on track to break the annual record for gas consumption this year. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

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Sylvia Poggioli holds her hard-earned new Italian driver's license. After intense cramming, she aced the exam. The total cost for driving school, exam and license fees came to nearly $700. Courtesy of Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Letter From Rome: The Hardest Exam Is The Driving Test

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This second-generation prototype of a marijuana field tester being developed at Washington State University is larger than the planned final product. Tom Banse/KUOW hide caption

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High On The Highway: Scientists Try To Build A Marijuana Breath Test

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At 72, Robert McSherry says he's not yet ready to quit driving or ready to plan how he'll get around when that time arrives. But he's happy to get the insurance discount that comes with taking a driver safety class. John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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It's Never Too Soon To Plan Your 'Driving Retirement'

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Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

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In order to secure a career as a stuntwoman, Georgia Durante would show up on Hollywood film sets asking for work. At first, directors ignored her. Then they saw her drive. Courtesy of Georgia Durante hide caption

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Mafia Wife, Getaway Driver, Stuntwoman: From The Underworld To Hollywood

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A view of Interstate 65 in Alabama through bioptic lenses, which allow people who are severely nearsighted to drive. Dan Carsen/WBHM hide caption

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A Small Device Helps Severely Nearsighted Drivers Hit The Road

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Electric Car Review Dust-Up May Put Brakes On Tesla Profits

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More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat? Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When Should Seniors Hang Up The Car Keys?

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Drivers under 25 are more likely to send text messages and make calls behind the wheel. They're also less able to handle distractions while driving. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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