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Slate's Hey Wait a Minute: SUV Weight Lawbreakers

Slate senior editor Andy Bowers talks with NPR's Noah Adams about existing California laws that restrict vehicles over 6,000 pounds from driving on some local roads. Bowers found that in Southern California, SUVs that exceed that weight restriction systematically break those laws -- but owners of some of the largest SUVs don't seem to realize it.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.
Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.