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In an attempt to encourage more sustainable transport and raise awareness of high levels of pollution that the city suffers from, the French capital will go car-free Sept. 27.

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Barack Obama wants to spend as much as a trillion dollars on the nation's infrastructure, from roads to bridges. A video on his transition Web site even touts the economic advantages of fixing potholes. Why so car-centric? A new article in the Washington Monthly claims that spending some of that money on rail lines instead of roads could pay dividends.

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The Vatican has come up with "Ten Commandments" for drivers, warning that cars can be "an occasion of sin." The document recommends prayer for surviving the road in good physical and spiritual condition, especially saying the rosary while driving because its "rhythm and gentle repetition does not distract the driver's attention."

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This just in: Driving while black is still unsafe at any speed, even zero miles per hour. The same goes for driving while brown.

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On Friday, "Countdown" aired this troubling video of American soldiers negotiating Iraqi traffic by bumping cars out of the way and driving on the wrong side of the road. The soldiers would rather avoid making themselves stationary targets than build goodwill among the already outraged Iraqis. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

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