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  • 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...
  • Driverless Autonomous Cars Will Be on U.S. Roads in the Next 2 Months

    06/11/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    Futurism ^ | June 9, 2017 | Dom Galeon
    Eliminating the Problem How difficult is it to test autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads? Uber can probably tell you all about it. Much of the difficulty in obtaining the permits necessary for such tests comes from fear. Because self-driving technology is new, because the systems have been involved in incidents in the past, and so on, people aren’t quite ready to trust the tech. The governor of Washington state, however, has a different perspective. Governor Jay Inslee signed an order on Wednesday that would allow for autonomous vehicle tests without a human driver behind the wheel. According to the...
  • Unbelievable - Woman Completely Engrossed In Reading A Book While Driving :15 sec clip (humor)

    04/07/2017 5:01:42 AM PDT · by bogusname · 17 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/7/2017 | Salt
    A Perth woman was caught on video reading a book while driving.
  • DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants…

    12/28/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 28, 2016 | Tatiana Sanchez
    On the day that California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, DMV offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking to take advantage of the opportunity. Two years after the implementation of AB 60 on Jan. 1, 2015, an estimated 806,000 undocumented residents have received driver’s licenses, according to Department of Motor Vehicles statistics this month. About 14,000 of these licenses were issued in November alone, the DMV said.
  • Teens Were on Facebook Live at Moment of Pennsylvania Crash That Killed Them: Police

    12/08/2016 6:05:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | 12/08/2016
    Brooke Hughes, 18, from Scranton, and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19, from Dunmore, died in the crash, which happened just after midnight Tuesday near Mount Pocono, according to KTLA sister station WNEP in Scranton. The pair died after their car was hit from behind by a big rig. The video, which has been taken down from Facebook, shows Hughes driving along Interstate 380 while holding the cellphone, according to the Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton. Morrison-Toomey asks, "Are you going live?" But before Hughes can respond, lights suddenly fill the interior of the car and there's the sound of screeching tires. Then the...
  • Where do Trump and Clinton stand on making your commute better?

    11/04/2016 1:09:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | October 25, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    They may not ride in crammed trains or carry angst over potholes but feuding presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both want to fix America's infrastructure. The focus on improving public transit and highways couldn't come soon enough for local commuters, say two experts. "There is a desperate need to invest more into mass transit in Chicagoland," Regional Transportation Authority Chairman and former state senator Kirk Dillard said. "Most states significantly assist in the mass transit arena, but that is not the case today in Illinois," Dillard added, noting New York City budgets about $196 per capita on mass...
  • New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act

    08/08/2016 4:47:49 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 98 replies
    “Violators could face a $200 to $400 fine for the first offense and a $400 to $600 fine for a second offense. A third or subsequent offense could mean a fine of $600 to $800 and up to a 90 day license suspension, as well as motor vehicle points,” according to nj.com.
  • Which state has the worst drivers in the U.S.?

    08/08/2016 12:41:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 159 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/8/2016 | Ed Leefeldt
    When you get cut off, stuck behind a slow poke in the passing lane or see someone whizzing by at 90 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, it's tradition to check the license plate and say, "No wonder--they're from such-and-such state."Now there's a study that gives credence to that claim.(snip)Here's a list of the worst, and the reasons why:1. Florida. Floridians Google "speeding tickets" and "traffic tickets" more than any other state. They also have the second lowest number of insured drivers in the nation.2. Mississippi. The state had the fifth-highest number of deaths resulting from auto accidents...