Driving You Crazy

Driving You Crazy

Let’s talk transportation, traffic, transit and what’s driving you crazy as you try to get from here to there, no matter how you do it. Longtime Denver traffic expert Jayson Luber will look at the big issues in transportation, traffic, transit and whatever is driving you crazy. Come join us on the road well traveled!

Episodes

January 27, 2023 41 min

The city of Fort Collins, Colorado is trying a new parking program that they hope will keep impaired drivers from getting into their car. This episode I invited Parking Services Manager for the city of Ft Collins Eric Keselburg to come on and explain how the program works and why they are doing it. Plus, the city of Boulder, Colorado just concluded a contest asking for names for their 10 new snow plows. I have those names. All that...

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What exactly is a NOTAM and why it is so important that without it the FAA had to ground all domestic departures? I invited aviation expert Jeff Price, professor of aviation for Metro State University in Denver to explain and to look at some of the other issues with the airlines. Also, the reaction by a world traveler after Frontier Airlines eliminated their telephone customer service department. All that and more on the Driving Yo...

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What if your car could feel the road like you can with your fingers? That is what the company Tactile Mobility is doing with all the sensors already built into new vehicles. In this episode I go to Israel to visit with Tactile Mobility’ Chief Executive Officer, Shahar Bin-Nun to talk about how tapping into your car’s senses can make all of our commuting better in the future. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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What is the most scenic road in your state? Outdoor photographer Tony Bynum ranked the top 10 most scenic highest roads around the country and he gives us a fantastic interview as he talks about getting to these spots and how you can get there too. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Have you rented a car and thought there has to be a better way? Three guys did and they came up with an interesting idea they call Kyte to get a car to you without you going anywhere. Joining me from Germany to talk all about how Kyte works and how the company could disrupt and possibly replace the traditional car rental model is Francesco Wiedemann, co-founder of KYTE. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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What is it like to work for the railroads? Tough, says Brad Baker who works with Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway. He spoke to my colleague Colette Bordelon about working for the railroad, the good, the bad and the labor negotiations. Plus, a real life account of what it is like to work for for a smaller rail company. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Did you know that it is potentially dangerous to put a kid wearing a puffy coat into a car seat? I didn't either so I invited Child Passenger Safety Technician Dahlia Rizk on the show to talk about this as well as her invention called the Buckle Me Baby Coat. Plus, what is it like driving in Qatar where the World Cup is being played? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Have you ever wanted to be paid to be a automotive service tech? This episode I talk with Brittnay Grande, General Motors field service engineer about the need for people to work on cars, especially EV’s and how you can get paid for training. Also, some of the personalized license plates that the state of Colorado rejected. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving! Lakshmi Iyengar, data analyst at Jerry, an online car insurance comparison service as well as a licensed insurance broker in all 50 states, joins me to talk about what time is the most dangerous to drive on Thanksgiving day. Also, Cars.com has a survey showing people are sick of problems at the airports and with flights. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast.

 

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Have you ever seen or heard about a non-state issued license plate replacement or of a sovereign license plate? I wanted to learn more so I invited Trent Goodbaudy, founder of Freedom From Government to explain what these replacement plates he sells are and the reasons behind them. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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What if you never had to worry about viruses in the air when you are sitting in a plane or a train? That is happening right now thanks to disinfecting lighting and it could be coming to a public area near you. I invited Brian Stern, CEO and Co-Founder of PURO UV Disinfection Lighting to talk about how their lights can make travel safer for all of us. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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It’s time to open the DYC mailbag and answer some of your questions. Also, a bit on my recent road trip to southwest Colorado and why do people who you want to pass speed up when you do? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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What makes the most sense to be the first fully autonomous vehicle? The company IDTechEx says autonomous trucks make the most compelling case yet. Author of the study Dr James Jeffs from England comes back on the show to talk all about it. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

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The wide spread flooding from the recent hurricane has left ne'er do wells the opportunity to sell us a water damaged vehicle without us knowing about it. So I invited Emilie Voss, Public Relations Director for Carfax to be on the show to talk about what to look out for and what kind of a problem this really is. And I was originally going to talk about expanding rails this episode but my original guest thinks I’m too tough to t...

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Imagine being a first responder and showing up to an emergency with a vehicle they have never seen before because it runs on electricity. Not knowing if touching the metal will electrocute you. This is the reality for officers and firefighters as they see more and more emergencies involving electric vehicles. General Motors is working to educate first responders about EV’s in an effort to keep them safe while they try to keep us sa...

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Is there a way to get buses or first responders through traffic lights quicker? That is what the California company called LYT says they are doing. Joining me in this episode to talk about this is Bobby Lee, the Director of Marketing at LYT. Also, should our cars not let us drive if it thinks we are impared? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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It is time to open the DYC mailbag and answer a couple of popular questions like do you have to stop at the stop sign in a grocery store parking lot or is it legal to drive with things  hanging from your rearview mirror?  Also, what are some of the most annoying actions people do on plans that bother other passengers? All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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What are some of the most annoying traffic sounds that you can think of? Many cities around the United States have ordinances for loud traffic noise but one city in Colorado is going to test some new technology to identify the offenders. Joining me for this episode is Reuben Peckham, 24 Acoustics Director & Principal Consultant to talk about their sound camera technology that can identify offending vehicles. Also, California is...

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I get questions all the time from viewers and listeners about legal situations involving driving that they might be caught in or just curious about. So, I invited to answer a barrage of traffic law related questions David H. Perecman, Founder and Lead Trial Attorney at New York City’s Perecman Law Firm. All that and more on the Driving You Crazy Podcast. 

 

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The future of driving could be letting the car drive itself and General Motors is moving one step closer to that future. Today I speak with Jeff Miller, General Motors Assistant Chief Engineer of Super Cruise to talk all about the hands free technology and why it is different from self driving. Plus, AAA’s releases their annual cost of new car ownership figures and why no one might ever receive the extension of the federal tax to b...

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