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  • More women have driver's licenses than men in U.S.

    11/12/2012 11:49:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 12, 2012 1:30 PM EST | Joan Lowy
    Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say is likely to have safety and economic implications. If current trends continue, the gap will only widen. The share of teens and young adults of both sexes with driver's licenses is declining, but the decline is greater for young men, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. The study looked at gender trends in driver's licenses between 1995 and 2010. … Male drivers outnumbered women...
  • 'Easy' Parking Spots for Women introduced by German Mayor

    07/12/2012 12:59:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Jul 2012 | Matthew Day
    Spaces in a new car park in the Black Forest town of Triberg now come with male and female symbols. The spaces for women are wider and well lit, while those for men are close to concrete pillars and can only be reversed into. Explaining the policy, Mayor Gallus Strobel said it was a natural decision because men are better at parking than women. "In the new car park we found that two place were not rectangular, at an angle to the road and placed between walls and pillars; that makes parking difficult so we decided to allocate them to...
  • Danica Patrick on contraception mandate

    02/27/2012 11:09:34 AM PST · by Slambat · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012
    Danica Patrick on contraception mandate: ‘I leave it up to the government to make good decisions’
  • Why One Should Never Marry An American Jewish Girl (Vanity)

    08/29/2011 7:18:08 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 109 replies
    Jewbacca's House ^ | August 29, 2011 | Jewbacca
    Last night, my wife, who is normally a lovely American-born Jewish girl, made me go to dinner with her judgmental, annoying, hyper-orthodox, cousin. They dissapprove of my Israeli sharp toungue, IAF-inspired language, and occasional lapses in what they consider proper bearing and behavior of Jewish people. Think: the "Church Lady" from SNL, but Jewish. Anyway, they made my bride nervous. They make me nervous. I showed up in a seperate car because I had to work Sunday. Well, my wife is on pins and needles, jumpy and worrisome because, well, they're mean to her, dissaprove of me, disapprove of our...
  • FHP: Man Run Over After Lying in Front of Car (To Keep Girlfriend From Leaving)

    06/24/2011 10:00:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 19, 2011 | Arelis R. Hernández
    Joel Santos, 25, is in critical condition after he laid on the ground to keep his girlfriend from leaving, authorities said. A man is in critical condition after he was run over by a car while lying on the ground in front of it to keep his girlfriend from leaving Sunday morning in Orange County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said 25-year-old Joel Santos had had a verbal argument with his girlfriend and did not want her to go. Despite his urging, 26-year-old Gloribeth Santiago got into the passenger seat of her cousin Christina...
  • Saudis set June 17 for women to flout laws by driving

    05/24/2011 5:40:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2011, 9:12AM | no byline
    Saudi authorities have re-arrested an activist who defied a ban on female drivers in the conservative kingdom, a security official said Monday... Through Facebook, the campaigners set June 17 as the day all women should drive their cars. The page, called "Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself," was removed after more than 12,000 people indicated their support for the call. The campaign's Twitter account also was deactivated. Al-Sherif was detained for several hours on Saturday by the country's religious police and released after she signed a pledge agreeing not to drive. ...Khobar prison chief Ayoub ben...
  • Video: Simona De Silvestro goes airborne at Indy, suffers second-degree burns (200 MPH)

    05/20/2011 1:39:14 PM PDT · by decimon · 78 replies
    AutoBlog ^ | May 20, 2011 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    > Thankfully, Silvestro wasn't seriously injured in the accident, though she did suffer second-degree burns to both hands. Track crews and safety personnel rushed to her assistance and put out the blaze. She had reportedly been clocked at speeds well over 200 miles per hour just prior to the accident. >
  • B.C. Woman Hits Moose on Way to Visit Sister Who Hit Moose

    06/24/2010 11:59:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    National Post ^ | June 22, 2010
    Two sisters from the northwestern B.C. community of Kitimat have both had close encounters with moose on the loose. A month ago, Yvonne Studley, 49, was badly injured when she hit a moose with her vehicle, so last Friday her sister decided to visit her in Vancouver General Hospital. But sister Connie Everitt, 51, also hit a moose and ended up in hospital. In the first accident a month ago, Studley was on her way home from a business trip when a moose ran in front of her car. The animal went through the windshield and landed on her, breaking...
  • China shopping centre builds 'car park for women'

    12/28/2009 6:09:18 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 25 replies · 1,804+ views
    BBC ^ | 28 dec 09 | BBC
    A shopping centre in China's Hebei province has built a car park with wider spaces that it says is designed especially to suit women drivers. The women-only car park in Shijiazhuang city is also painted in pink and light purple to appeal to female tastes. Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".
  • Tall ship grounded off Vineyard is refloated

    08/05/2009 2:14:55 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 14 replies · 1,226+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | 08/05/09 | Thomas J. Morgan
    "The tall ship Unicorn, which grounded on rocks Wednesday morning about 400 yards off Nonamesset Island in the Elizabeth Islands chain, just off Martha's Vineyard, has been freed, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday afternoon. The Coast Guard said the ship was refloated with the assistance of the commercial tug Jaguar." "The cause of the incident is not yet known. The Unicorn claims to be the only all-female-crewed tall ship in the world. According to the Unicorn's Web site, the ship was operating under a program called Sisters Under Sail, with plans to sail the East Coast from Baltimore to...
  • Lost tool bag forces changes to planned spacewalks

    11/19/2008 7:07:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies · 1,349+ views
    My Way News ^ | 11-19-2008 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Flight controllers were revamping plans Wednesday for the remaining spacewalks planned during space shuttle Endeavour's visit to the international space station, after a crucial tool bag floated out to space during a repair trip. The briefcase-sized tool bag drifted away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a gummed-up joint on a wing of solar panels on the space station. She and fellow astronaut Stephen Bowen were midway through the first of four spacewalks planned for the mission. The tool bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalker. As Stefanyshyn-Piper cleaned up...
  • Tools led to Earhart job

    12/16/2007 9:35:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 64+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, December 16, 2007. | ALLISON GATLIN
    One of the enduring mysteries of aviation lore is the disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared with their aircraft somewhere in the Pacific Ocean during their attempted around-the-world flight in July 1937. Earhart's ill-fated journey began in Southern California, where her specially modified Lockheed Model 10 Electra was built. Among those who helped create that aircraft was Don Fowble, a young engineer and mechanic on the Lockheed assembly line. Now 93 and a resident of Arcadia, Fowble's story is one of the first-person accounts of Earhart's attempt and the massive search effort featured...
  • Risk of Death Higher for Male Drivers

    01/19/2007 10:19:15 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 22 replies · 464+ views
    Ask News ^ | Jan 18, 2007 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    That age-old stereotype about dangerous women drivers is shattered in a big new traffic analysis: Male drivers have a 77 percent higher risk of dying in a car accident than women, based on miles driven. And the author of the research says he takes it to heart when he travels - his wife takes the wheel. "I put a mitt in my mouth and ride shotgun," said David Gerard, a Carnegie Mellon University researcher who co-authored a major new U.S. road risk analysis. The study holds plenty of surprises. _The highway death rate is higher for cautious 82-year-old women than...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 11-04-2006

    11/04/2006 7:36:14 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 140+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-04-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. A story of which I am fond Girl drives her car into a pond... while on a cell phone! (It sank like a stone.) But it doesn't say if she's a blonde!
  • (Danica) Patrick unveils new car (for new team, Andretti Green Racing) - Indy Racing League

    09/12/2006 9:32:37 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 4 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP Sports ^ | Tuesday September 12th, 2006 | Andrew Seligman
    Danica Patrick's new car got a grand introduction on Tuesday. She took it on a short ride through the Chicago streets before officially unveiling the No. 7 Motorola she will drive for Andretti Green Racing next season. ``It's black, it's sort of sleek, it looks fast,'' Patrick said. And it resembles a batmobile. She hopes it performs like one, too. Patrick rode to stardom in 2005 when she finished fourth at the Indianapolis 500 and was the IRL rookie of the year. But this year was difficult. Teammate Paul Dana died after crashing during a warm-up for the season-opener at...
  • Woman Crashes When Teaching Dog to Drive

    08/28/2006 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Millee · 96 replies · 1,167+ views
    AP ^ | 8/28/06 | Staff
    A woman in Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia region, crashed her car while giving her dog a driving lesson, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday. No injuries were reported although both vehicles were slightly damaged, it said. The woman, identified only be her surname, Li, said her dog "was fond of crouching on the steering wheel and often watched her drive," according to Xinhua. "She thought she would let the dog 'have a try' while she operated the accelerator and brake," the report said. "They did not make it far before crashing into an oncoming car."...
  • Something they don't teach at driving school (Girl caught applying makeup)

    03/12/2006 2:49:54 PM PST · by sully777 · 41 replies · 681+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 9, 2006 10:16 AM ET
    LONDON (Reuters) - North Wales police couldn't believe their eyes when a camera at a notorious accident spot caught a driver using both hands to put on her make-up. Donna Maddock, 22, was filmed as she drove along the A499, one of Britain's most dangerous roads. She held a mirror in her left hand and an eye pencil in her right, leaving the steering wheel to itself. Wednesday, she was fined 200 pounds ($350) with 55 pounds costs and had six penalty points added to her driving license after admitting careless driving at Pwllheli magistrates court. "A car is a...
  • Women drivers 'miss warning signs' (They don't understand warning lights on cars)

    03/06/2006 12:00:01 PM PST · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 1,001+ views
    Manchester Evening News ^ | 3/3/06 | Manchester Evening News
    WOMEN drivers are dashboard dunces when it comes to recognising warning symbols in their cars. New research shows that one in two hasn't the foggiest idea of what some dashboard signs mean. Despite the average motorist spending 360 hours a year behind the wheel, as many as 42 per cent of motorists cannot identify common dashboard symbols, according to the poll by AA Personal Loans. Almost half of women and one third of men could not correctly identify symbols for frequently used functions or basic warning lights. Researchers asked 1,700 drivers to identify symbols such as the handbrake warning light,...
  • Baby, you can park my car

    01/05/2006 10:12:01 AM PST · by day10 · 90 replies · 2,846+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1-5-2006 | N/A
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Take a few leggy California blondes, throw in a passion for luxury cars, plenty of parties, and a distaste for parking your own car. What have you got? A multimillion-dollar, female valet parking business, where struggling models and actresses dressed in bikinis, miniskirts or lingerie and Santa hats park the cars of the rich and famous in the Los Angeles area. Beverly Hills, California-based Girls Valet Parking opened for business less than six months ago. This week, it took over its rival, Valet Girls, and announced plans to expand to San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego...
  • Women car drivers -- someday.--Terrible car drivers

    12/26/2005 3:30:22 PM PST · by SJackson · 36 replies · 782+ views
    IMRA/Arab News ^ | 12-26-05
    Excerpts:Women car drivers -- someday.Terrible car drivers 26 December 2005 +++ARAB NEWS (Saudi) 26 Dec.'05: "Women Driving a Family Issue, Says Sultan" Somayya Jabarti, Arab News - QUOTES FROM TEXT: "emphasized the government's readiness to open the way for women driving once they get consent from their families" " 'When fathers, husbands and brothers as us for women to drive we will look into it, but if they ask us the opposite we can't force them (to let women drive)' " " 'I believe strongly in the rights of women ,' the king had said" " 'How many times has...
  • Man loses leg when car hits Winn-Dixie(89 year old Florida driver strikes again )

    11/08/2005 4:34:22 PM PST · by devane617 · 17 replies · 483+ views
    Tampa Bay News 9 ^ | 11/08/2005 | Bay News 9
    One person was seriously injured after Lakeland police said an 89-year-old woman drove her car through a Winn-Dixie window at Harden Boulevard on Tuesday morning. Police said the woman, Blanche Garvin, was driving when she hit another car and a tree before hitting a man who was sitting outside the grocery store trying to raise money for charity. Police said the man's leg was severed in the accident. "The man was sitting there taking collections for his church at a little card table and it took his leg off," said witness Dwain Taylor. "His leg was like 10 or 15...
  • Women's Brains Switch Gears Before Period Begins

    10/26/2005 12:18:39 PM PDT · by Abathar · 160 replies · 3,830+ views
    THe Indy Channel ^ | October 26, 2005 | AP
    Even if a woman doesn't seem moody in the days before her period begins, chances are her brain is working differently, according to a new study. Researchers from Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York found that women with no apparent premenstrual syndrome mood changes may use parts of their brains differently over the course of their menstrual cycles. The findings are published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the brain imaging experiment, 12 women were shown printed words with either negative, neutral, or positive connotations. They performed behavioral tasks...
  • Road Rage driving you crazy? Get out of the way and smile

    10/25/2005 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Millee · 52 replies · 607+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/05 | Amy Dickinson
    Dear Amy: A fellow motorist yelled profanities at me and called me a "Bimbo" because I delayed his morning commute by refusing to make a left turn across a stream of traffic. I seem to be a magnet for these automotive bullies. With some regularity, I am hollered at/abused/honked at/flipped off for such crimes as allowing a pedestrian to cross the street, slowing so that a driver in front of me can parallel park, or simply driving at the speed limit. What do I do about this, Amy? I know it is unsafe to confront the jerks, but meekly accepting...
  • Saudis: We May Eventually Let Women Drive

    10/14/2005 12:41:18 PM PDT · by manwiththehands · 72 replies · 999+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/14/2005 | AP
    The king of Saudi Arabia says women may eventually be allowed to drive in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia will fight the "madness" of Islamic terrorism for 30 years if necessary, but it will expand the rights of women and eventually allow them to drive, Saudi King Abdullah has told an American TV channel.
  • Lohan Reportedly in Calif. Traffic Crash - UPDATE: minor/moderate injuries

    10/04/2005 6:44:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 4,095+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/4/05 | Denise Petski -ap
    LOS ANGELES - A black Mercedes-Benz driven by actress Lindsay Lohan collided with a van on a West Hollywood street on Tuesday afternoon, according to television news reports and a witness who said he saw the crash. It wasn't immediately known if anybody was hurt. A reporter for the syndicated television show "The Insider" said she was filming a segment for her show in the city adjacent to Beverly Hills when she witnessed the accident at about 4:15 p.m. The Insider reporter, Victoria Recano, told The Associated Press she saw Lohan and a passenger from her car run into an...
  • Nightmare at a Drag Strip

    07/06/2005 1:09:44 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 27 replies · 5,313+ views
    Car & Driver ^ | July 2005 | STEVE SPENCE
    It will likely go down in history as the most freakish, nightmarish accident in drag-racing history. One top drag-racing official with 40 years' experience told the media he'd never seen or heard of anything like it. On the first Saturday in April, Michelle "Shelly" Howard, a 59-year-old registered nurse and mother of three who had been drag-racing for 27 years, took her Top Alcohol Dragster for a 10 p.m. practice run at Tulsa Raceway Park as part of a late-night event. Howard, the wife of a Tulsa physician, had huge experience—she'd won the Division 4 title twice and was a...
  • OOPS, THERE GOES ANOTHER COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLAR INDY CARS WIPED OUT BY A WOMAN DRIVER

    06/01/2005 6:08:24 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 9 replies · 683+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/01/2005 | JoeClarke
    Thanks To http://michaelsavage.com and http://spectator.org For The HeadsUp On This One. [I Hope I Don't Get Into The Trouble Rush Limbaugh Did When He Commented How The Media Falls In Love With Certain Genders And Ethnic Groups Just Because They Are Not Male WASPs] Although the male Indy drivers, and the press (which was spellbound over the 4th place finish for Danica Patrick) were too polite to mention it, Danica totalled two (COUNT THEM, TWO) Million Dollar+ Indy cars when she lost control of her vehicle. The two Indies belonged to the same team - Panther Racing - which had...
  • Should Women Be Allowed to Drive? An Ideological Battle

    05/24/2005 10:54:45 PM PDT · by mastercylinder · 33 replies · 974+ views
    Arab News ^ | Wednesday, 25, May, 2005 (16, Rabi` al-Thani, 1426) | Raid Qusti rqusti@arabnews.com
    History will always give space to the courageous and rebellious. Should women be allowed to drive in this country one day, some credit should be given to the man who is now being fiercely attacked in the Saudi media and in cyberspace for raising the issue in the Shoura Council. A week after Dr. Muhammad Al-Zulfa told the press that he intended to present to the Shoura Council a paper with 18 points for discussion concerning women driving in the Kingdom, the attacks on him have not stopped. At Sunday’s Shoura Council session, there were an un-usually large number of...
  • Fla. Woman, 81, Hits Husband, Car Salesman, Car, Tree, Wall During Test Drive

    04/16/2005 2:16:29 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | April 15, 2005
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- An 81-year-old woman preparing to take a test drive at a car dealership hit her husband, a salesman, a car and a tree before running into a wall. "She must have panicked," said Joe Sica, sales manager at Honda of Fort Myers. The new Honda Accord shot backward after Dorothy Byrum got behind the wheel and apparently stepped on the wrong pedal Wednesday. The open car door hit her 88-year-old husband, Robert, and the salesman. Then the car struck the parked car, the tree and the wall. The air bag deployed, and Byrum was not injured....
  • Cat Survives 10-Mile Trip Atop Car

    03/03/2005 1:20:58 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 85 replies · 3,351+ views
    (03-03) 13:12 PST Inkom, Idaho (AP) -- Torri Hutchinson's cat might just have one less life to live. Hutchison was driving along Interstate 15 one day recently when a motorist kept trying to get her attention and pointing to the roof of her car. She said she was wary of the man, but wondered if perhaps her ski rack might have come loose. She pulled over to the side, but kept her doors locked and the motor running. The man pulled up behind her. Hutchinson rolled down her window to hear the man frantically shouting, "Your cat! Your cat!" He...
  • British men are better drivers than women: top examiner

    02/13/2005 10:24:05 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 13 replies · 690+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 2/13/05
    British men are better drivers than women: top examiner LONDON (AFP) - The man in charge of driving test standards in Britain steered into controversy by claiming that men are better drivers than women. Photo AFP/File Photo In his role as chief examiner for the British government's Driving Standards Agency, Robin Cummins oversees 1.5 million driving tests each year -- and has concluded that male drivers display "more natural ability" than their female counterparts, according to The Sunday Times. "Overall it does seem to be that men can pick up the basic skills more quickly," Cummins was quoted as saying....
  • 'Bad' women drivers: hormone link

    01/24/2005 9:24:11 AM PST · by untenured · 91 replies · 2,002+ views
    BBC ^ | Jan. 24, 2005 | None
    Map reading and parking may prove difficult for some women because they were exposed to too little testosterone in the womb, researchers suggest. The study, in the journal Intelligence, fuels the age-old male myth that women are deficient in these skills. Scientists from the University of Giessen, Germany, found a lack of the hormone affects spatial ability. Low testosterone levels are also linked to shorter wedding ring fingers, they say. The research looked at the spatial, numerical and verbal skills of 40 student volunteers. Spatial skill is the ability to assess and orientate shapes and spaces. Map reading and parking...
  • Soldiers' anger over Iraq crash

    12/13/2004 3:23:03 AM PST · by insider_uk · 12 replies · 727+ views
    BBC ^ | 13th December | Phil Mawson
    Three British soldiers, seriously hurt after claiming a US tank convoy ran them off a road in Iraq, have spoken for the first time about the incident. Cpl Jane McLaughlan, Staff Sgt James Rogerson and Cpl Stephen Smith, were left with horrific injuries when their Land Rover crashed in May 2003. They are suing the US Army for £1.2m in the first action of its kind involving coalition allies in the Iraq war. The trio say they have been let down by US allies in the war-torn country. The US Army claims no record of the incident, despite a British...
  • Laurie Squirrell Breaks Her Back Practicing for WMA Cup

    12/01/2004 7:07:28 AM PST · by FreedomFarmer · 22 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 30 NOV 04
    Laurie Squirrell Breaks Her Back Practicing for WMA Cup Laurie Squirrell, 16, the first female in England to be awarded expert status in motocross, broke her back in a high-speed crash as she practiced for her first professional race at Cycle Ranch MX in Texas. Laurie is said to have hit a wet patch where her bike flipped and hit her on the head and then did another flip on to her back. Laurie, who raced 125cc bikes, had taken a year out of studying to pursue her motocross career and was at the start of her “dream trip” to...
  • Saba Did the Right Thing, Say Many [Others say, What was she thinking?]

    11/19/2003 3:11:08 PM PST · by Russian Sage · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Arab News ^ | 19 November 2003 | Somayya Jabarti, Arab News Staff
    Saba Did the Right Thing, Say Many Somayya Jabarti, Arab News Staff   JEDDAH, 19 November 2003 — Out of ruins heroes rise — or heroines.Saba Abu Lisan, a young Saudi woman, rescued seven people, including her two sisters, after the Al-Muhaya Compound bombing in Riyadh on Nov.8 .Wounded and bleeding herself, she transported the victims to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in her father’s Mercedes. Her actions — a conflict between following human instinct and violating Saudi law — stirred a mixture of reactions.“There’s nothing to think about,” said Muhammad Haider, a Saudi father of four, when asked his...
  • Parking aside, women drivers not a problem: German study

    08/29/2003 1:57:18 PM PDT · by ChrissyB · 9 replies · 227+ views
    Yahoo! News | 8.29.03
    HAMBURG, Germany (AFP) - Reverse parking is a bit of a problem and they're slower behind the wheel, but women are not quite as hapless at driving as many men think, according to a German study. In contrast, men under the age of 30 cause the most accidents, the survey for a German car magazine and insurers Axa found. Men in general are more aggressive behind the wheel, drive faster and take more risks, while women are nervy and take their time, respondents said. In the poll of 1,000 people, 27 percent of women admitted to problems with reverse parking...