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  • crash suspect may have been impaired from a combination of beer, sleep medication, and CBD oil

    12/10/2018 7:05:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Daily Item (Mass.) ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 | Gayla Cawley
    REVERE — Prosecutors say the 42-year-old Boston woman who allegedly struck five pedestrians with her SUV on Route 145 Sunday night, killing a 5-year-old girl and critically injuring a 2-month-old infant, may have been impaired from a combination of beer, sleep medication, and CBD oil. The 5-year-old girl has been identified as Adrianna Mejia-Rivera, a student at an undisclosed elementary school in Revere. Autumn Harris pleaded not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Chelsea District Court on Monday. Harris was held on $10,000 bail and ordered to remain drug- and alcohol-free...
  • Police in the San Francisco Area... stop a Tesla operating on Autopilot as a drunk driver slept...

    12/02/2018 12:27:47 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Insider ^ | 12/1/18 | Bryan Logan
    Police in the Northern California town of Redwood City arrested a man who was traveling on Highway 101 early Friday morning while sleeping behind the wheel of his Tesla Model S. Officers first spotted the electric luxury sedan driving south at about 70 mph around 3:40 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel told Business Insider on Friday night. Montiel said the officers took action when it became clear that the driver, 45-year-old Alexander Samek, was sleeping. "The driver wasn't responding to lights and sirens," Montiel said. The officers believed the Tesla may have been operating on Autopilot, a semi-autonomous-driving...
  • Amazon is launching a new delivery program and hiring thousands of drivers, with a warning...

    11/12/2018 2:13:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 5, 2018 | Hayley Peterson
    Amazon is hiring its own fleet of full-time drivers to deliver packages to Prime customers. Amazon will manage these drivers directly, meaning the company will set their wages, provide them delivery vehicles, and schedule their routes. Amazon has previously relied on delivery services provided by UPS, FedEx, and the US Postal Service, as well as contractors employed through its Flex delivery program and third-party courier companies it calls delivery service partners. At a recent Amazon training for the new program, drivers were told the company "didn't want people peeing in bottles," a source told Business Insider. Amazon is launching a...
  • Barbra Streisand recently failed driving test 3 times

    11/02/2018 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    WFMZ ^ | 11/02/18 | CHLOE MELAS
    (CNN) - If you see Barbra Streisand driving on the streets of Los Angeles, you might want to get out of the way. "Late Late Show" host James Corden switched things up on Thursday night's episode of "Carpool Karaoke" by having the music legend be the one behind the wheel, while he sat in the passenger seat. Within minutes of getting into the car, Streisand told Corden that she recently had to retake her driving test in order to renew her driver's license. But the caveat is that she failed the test three times before finally receiving the green light...
  • From Model T to Model 3: How Driving Changed Over a Century Most Important Car Year You Were Born

    09/27/2018 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Sep 26, 2018 | By Ben Stewart
    A century of four-wheeled mobility.
  • Women are better drivers than men, study finds

    08/29/2018 2:39:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Sky News ^ | August 26, 2018 | Lucia Binding
    While some men may brag about being better drivers, women are officially superior behind the wheel, a new study has found. Confused.com research analysing everything from insurance claims to court proceedings for speeding suggests that female drivers are less likely to make a claim and also less likely to commit an offence. And on average, men have paid £3,327 more for their car insurance over the past decade, the report says. While the gap has narrowed following an EU gender directive banning insurers from rating on a driver's sex in 2012, there is still a difference - with the current...
  • Small number of 'slowpokes' cited so far, but police say new law improves safety (Idaho)

    07/31/2018 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Boomer · 105 replies
    Idaho Press ^ | 7/30/2018 | Emily Lowe
    Only two Idaho drivers have been cited for driving too slowly in the fast lane since the state’s new “slowpoke” law took effect July 1. Three other drivers got warnings that they better go the speed limit in the left lane or scoot over. Those numbers, current as of July 27, are from the Idaho State Police, which patrols the state’s highways. Tickets for speeding during that time frame — numbering 2,495 — far surpass these five cases of impeding fast-lane traffic. Even so, the new law gives troopers another tool to keep roads safer, said bill sponsor Rep. Lance...
  • Steer clear of Omaha! Home of America's most dangerous drivers revealed - [tr]

    07/19/2018 12:38:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2018 | Valerie Bauman
    Drivers in Omaha are the worst in the nation, while Orlando is home to America's safest motorists, according to a new study. Summer is the busiest and most dangerous time of year for driving, as road-trippers and people on family vacations take to the streets along with the usual commuters. More drivers overall amounts to more bad drivers on the roads, making it more dangerous for everyone. The new study by QuoteWizard.com analyzed 2017 statistics based road incidents, including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations for things such as running a red light or using a cell phone while driving.
  • Terrified driver crashes after thinking roadside 10ft wooden bear was REAL and about to attack her

    06/24/2018 7:24:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2018 | Laura Forsyth
    A 10ft statue of a bear has been ordered to be removed from a roadside - after a scared woman driver blamed it for causing a crash. The wooden grizzly bear has guarded Britain's smallest town of Llanwrtyd Wells, population 850, for more than 15 years as a roadside landmark. But safety chiefs demanded it be taken away from the Mid-Wales town after a woman feared the wooden animal was real - and she careered off the road into a signpost.
  • Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving about to end

    06/23/2018 11:36:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Saudi women are to be allowed to drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) after a ban comes to an end. The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month. It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. However the move comes amid an intensified crackdown on activists who campaigned for the right to drive. At least eight women's rights activists are being detained and could face trial in a counter-terrorism court and long prison...
  • The Joy and Necessity of Driving Liberals Nuts

    03/18/2018 11:12:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Is the foundation of our revolt against the elites – which the liberals and the Fredocons call “Trumpism” because they don’t want to face the fact that Normals are tired of their corruption and incompetence – merely trolling by a bunch of malcontents? True, we do enjoy messing with them. You look at the avatar of the movement, Donald Trump, and he’s the Trollmaster Level XII Emeritus. This guy lays down the smack, and a lot of Americans are delighted by his antics.But is that all this is? Is our movement simply about slamming the people we’re annoyed at and...
  • Laying a trap for self-driving cars

    05/29/2018 8:18:00 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 36 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 17 March 2017 | Devin Coldeway
    We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. You can see the nature of “Autonomous trap 001” right away. One of the first and most important things a self-driving system will learn or be taught is how to interpret the markings on the road. This is the edge of a lane, this means it’s for carpools...
  • Woman Crashes Car Into Overhead Bridge After Being Startled by Cockroach

    01/29/2018 8:48:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 29 Jan 2018
    A 61-year-old woman crashed her car into the staircase of an overhead bridge in Jurong East after spotting a cockroach in her car. Pictures circulating online show a red Mazda mounted on a kerb with a badly damaged front bumper. According to the police, they were alerted at 7.30am on Friday (Jan 26) to the incident along Jurong East Central towards Science Centre Road. Channel NewsAsia understands that the sight of a cockroach in the car startled the woman as she was driving, causing her to lose control of her car. image: data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw== The driver is said to have sustained...
  • Ontario's New Laws Will Mean Automatic Suspension Of Driver's Licences For Distracted Driving

    01/24/2018 11:51:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NARCITY ^ | Eul Basa
    Ontario's New Driving Laws Will Mean Automatic Suspension Of Driver's Licences For Distracted DrivingTougher road rules are coming this 2018.Ontario is implementing new driving rules that will mean automatic suspension of driver’s licences for convicted distracted drivers. Constable Clint Stibbe of the Toronto police went on 680 NEWS on Monday and confirmed this, saying “the law has been passed” and that “it’s now just a matter of time.” Moving forward, distracted drivers will receive a licence suspension as well as a substantial fine. The suspension period and fine amount will vary depending on the number of subsequent offences: First offence:...
  • Ohio teens charged with murder over sandbag tossed from overpass

    12/27/2017 1:23:19 PM PST · by Simon Green · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/27/17
    Four Ohio teens face murder charges after allegedly throwing a sandbag from a highway overpass. The bag smashed through the windshield of a car that Marquise Byrd, 22, was riding in last week on Interstate 75 in Toledo. Byrd died from severe head injuries on Friday. Three of the boys charged are 14 years old, and the other is 13. They had already been charged with felonious assault, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. Around 10 p.m. last Tuesday, a woman was driving with her friend, Byrd, under an overpass when something came crashing through the passenger-side windshield. She pulled...
  • Saudi Women 'to Be Allowed Driving Licences'

    09/26/2017 12:42:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 September 2017
    King Salman had issued a decree allowing women to be given driving licences, the Saudi Press Agency said. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that has forbidden women from driving. Rights groups have campaigned for years to allow women
  • Fox News on our research: “Concealed carry permit holders less reckless behind wheel”

    09/25/2017 6:18:12 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Fox News has a news story on our recent research showing that concealed handgun permit holders are less reckless drivers than others. Gun owners with concealed carry permits are less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers, according to an analysis released Monday.
  • Most memorable road trip

    09/23/2017 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 56 replies
    all Y'all | 23 Sept. 2017 | Army Air Corps
    This is a continuation of last night's thread on your favourite car for road trips. Tonight. I ask y'all to share stories of your most memorable road trips. These trips could be memorable for all the best reasons, for all the wrong reasons, or for the most amusing reasons.
  • Why are new bridge abutments on I-66 getting a special paint treatment?

    08/22/2017 1:09:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | John Kelly
    Christiana Briganti-Dunn is a civil engineer who oversees design-build projects for the Virginia Department of Transportation, but two years ago, she found herself holding a set of paint swatches up against a wall like a homeowner planning a kitchen renovation. The wall was at Chapman Mill, a five-story stone gristmill built in the 18th century near Broad Run, Va. Christiana’s job was to pick colors that would be painted on a set of bridge abutments on nearby Interstate 66. Everyone wanted the bridges to look pretty. “When we were meeting with the communities of Haymarket and western Prince William County,...
  • 3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking (Suburban Chicago)

    07/23/2017 6:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 78 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tim Moran
    3 Men Blocked I-80 Ramp Before Early Morning Carjacking A report indicates three suspects carjacked a vehicle on the I-80 ramp to I-355 in New Lenox early Saturday morning. By Tim Moran (Patch Staff) - Updated July 23, 2017 12:41 am ET NEW LENOX, IL -- A reported car jacking took place early Saturday morning on an expressway ramp. An incident was reported on police scanner traffic on the westbound Interstate 80 ramp to northbound Interstate 355. Three men were blocking the ramp and asked the victim to use his phone before one of the men approached on the passenger...