The Texas Department of Transportation reports that distracted driving played a part in 1 in 4 crashes statewide in 2009. Now, as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the agency is launching a new campaign to save lives on Texas roadways: “Talk. Text. Crash.”
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Last week we highlighted an article from Car and Driver, in which author Tony Quiroga and illustrator Chris Philpot take a dry, humorous approach at offering some advice about how to escape from a sinking car. Continuing on this theme, we’ve tracked down a Howcast video which provides an even-more-visual tutorial on some things to keep in mind if you find yourself in this nightmare scenario.
5th Annual “Keep Kids Alive Drive 25” Day May 1st
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This month, Car and Driver has offered some tips on how to make it out alive, though not without a wink. The feautre is illustrated in the simple, black outline of an airline safety manual, injecting a bit of gallows humor into the proceedings.
This won’t alleviate the frustration you feel when caught in an inexplicable traffic jam, but it at least provides a bit of insight into how traffic can be flowing normally at one point, and then inching along slowly a moment later.
We’ve all seen motorcyclists flying down the freeway at 70, 75 miles per hour or more. Some without helmets. And while …
In a week that has seen deadly plane crashes in Wisconsin and California, the Federal Aviation Administration is calling for vigilance in general aviation. On Monday, the FAA called for a 10 percent reduction in the accident rate for general aviation, which pertains to any type of flight not operated by the airlines.
Booster seats are safer for children than ill-fitting safety belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics. And both organizations are responding to their findings with new recommendations for parents.
A story from WKYT in Fayette, Kentucky highlights the use of a new tool being used to stop drivers from running red lights. They’re called “tattle-tale” lights, and they may add a splash of blue to the colors you’re accustomed to seeing displayed on traffic signals.
See if you can detect a method to the madness here, because we sure can’t . . . Rest assured that traffic signals DO exist over in India, just not at this particular intersection/free-for-all. You’ll notice that it gets pretty jammed up around the 1:40 mark, but other than that, things seem to have a way of working themselves out.