Q: This is basically a PSA. My wife’s Honda Ridgeline truck was recently opened by a burglar while in our driveway. We are sure the truck was locked and he appeared to use an electronic device to gain entry. It appears we may have been the subjects of a key fob relay or repeater attack. We usually keep car keys inside the house within range of the cars. We will now keep our keys inside Faraday boxes, which block electromagnetic fields, hoping to prevent incidents like this again.

Raymond Kawakami, San Jose

A: Thanks for sharing your story and solution.

Q: While driving home from Tucson recently, it occurred to me why driving on Interstate 5 is so painful. It’s a double catch-22: Slower drivers don’t want to get back in the right lane, because they fear faster drivers won’t let them in the left lane when they come upon a slow truck. Faster drivers don’t want to let slower drivers in the left lane because they fear they won’t move right again when they can. Our fear and lack of compassion cause the entire problem. Jerks who close ranks when they see a blinker are causing traffic in the same way that the “75 is fast enough for anyone” crowd who stay in the left lane.

The solution is easy:

1. Keep right except to pass… ALWAYS! (should be a law)

2. Drivers in the left lane should ALWAYS let a car in who signals to come over. The other problem is trucks passing other trucks. We need truck-only passing lanes every 5 miles, and then it should be illegal for trucks to be in the left lane.

Jim Linder

A: The best thing to do on I-5 is to choose a non-passing lane and go with the flow, move into the left lane only to pass, then move right again.


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