All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Driving’

Idris Elba: Speed Loving Actor Breaks ‘Flying Mile’ Record In Bentley

Idris Elba has long been known for his need for speed, and now the British actor can add another feather to his racing cap with his new “flying mile” speed record. The Thor actor smashed the 88-year-old record that was previously set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927 at Pendine Sands, a beach in South Wales that has long been …

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Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive

This post is brought to you by cranky old men everywhere. Teens, put down your goddamn phones and look at the road. Stop changing tracks on Spotify, stop texting bae. Stop dancing with your friends and looking at stuff in your passenger seat. Please look at the road. You’re going to die. Check out this two minute video from AAA: …

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South Dakota Yanks ‘Don’t Jerk and Drive’ Campaign

In of course the higher-ups are going to ruin a good thing news, a South Dakota highway safety campaign has been yanked after it went viral last week. As you may have heard, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety decided to go full double-entendre with their new winter weather safe driving campaign, #DontJerkAndDrive. Jerking isn’t a joke, they said, …

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South Dakota Wants to Make Sure You Don’t Jerk and Drive

Either nobody at the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety is paying attention, or everybody there is really, really great. Simply top notch. This winter, if you feel your automobile begin to lose its grip on the road during icy conditions, the state of South Dakota wants to make sure you don’t jerk it. Jerking isn’t a joke, they say. …

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Kerry Kennedy Goes to Trial for Drugged Driving

On July 12, 2012, Kerry Kennedy, the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested for drugged driving and causing a vehicle collision on New York City’s interstate 684. Now, the 54-year-old is facing trial for ramming her Lexus into a tractor-trailer truck and yet, continuing to drive after she had blown a tire. One witness on the stand …

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Drivers Distracted Around 10% of the Time, Shows Study

Proponents of driverless vehicle technology have argued that such technology could be much safer than human drivers, who are often distracted while on the road. A new study is now back in up this assertion, showing just how inattentive most drivers really are. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that on average drivers …

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Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California

If you’re driving around in the state of California, you might want to ditch the Google Glass. A California woman has been ticketed for wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle, or more specifically “driving with a monitor visible.” Cecilia Abadie took to Google+ to tell the story, and ask her followers for clarification on the laws regarding Google …

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Teens’ Music Distracts From Driving, Shows Study

Teen drivers are notorious for higher rates of vehicle accidents and higher insurance premiums. Though assumptions might blame inexperience for this trend, a new study has shown that teens’ music choices could be influencing these statistics. The study, to be published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, shows that teens who listen to their preferred music are more likely …

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Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study

It’s now a given that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. Public service announcements, ads from mobile providers, and laws in many states attest to that. However, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon is now calling into question this supposed fact. The study, published in the journal American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, shows that talking on …

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Louisiana Looks to Ban Facebooking While Driving in Expansion of Anti-Texting Laws

The state of Louisiana is looking to crack down on another activity that threatens the safety of its commuters: Facebooking while driving. Really, this includes any sort of social networking while driving like tweeting or posting photos to Instagram. The bill, Senate bill 147, has passed committee without objection. Louisiana already bans texting while driving, but this bill would extend …

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Should The Government Ban The Use Of Google Glass While Driving?

As previously reported, West Virginia is already looking to outlaw the use of devices like Google Glass while driving. Other states are likely to follow. Do you think Google Glass and similar devices will create new road hazards and lead to highway fatalities? Should they be banned from using while driving? Let us know what you think in the comments. …

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Google Glass While Driving Ban Already Being Considered in One State

When you think about upcoming Google technologies that state legislatures may be looking to regulate on their roadways, the first thing that pops into your head is likely self-driving cars. But it’s another upcoming Google product that you may want to use in your car that one U.S. state is trying to ban. H.B. 3057, introduced in the West Virginia …

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