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Despite awareness of risks, 91% of teens text while driving

Despite awareness of risks, 91% of teens text while driving

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Three of young drivers’ riskiest driving behaviors have come under scrutiny in two recent studies, chronicled in “Prevalence of texting while driving and other risky driving behaviors among young people in Ontario, Canada,” by researchers Sean Tucker, Simon Pek, Jayne Morrish and Megan Ruf. The two studies reported on how prevalent texting while driving is — […]

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How your car’s heads-up display impacts your attention

How your car’s heads-up display impacts your attention

| July 22, 2015

“Keep your eyes on the road!” Every driver has heard it before. With more and more studies proving that distracted driving is fatal, the admonishment has taken on new meaning in an age of smartphones and other digital distractions. But what, exactly, are the mechanics of a driver’s attention? A study released last month, “The […]

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Study: Media distortion affects perceptions of transit safety

Study: Media distortion affects perceptions of transit safety

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Public transit disasters may make for splashier headlines than car crashes, but in reality riding public transit is much safer than traveling by car — and the implications for community safety are enormous. A study from Todd Litman at the Victoria Transport Policy Institute reveals just how safe, and the estimates are startling: Bus riders are 60 […]

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Cyclist backlash against governors’ safety report

Cyclist backlash against governors’ safety report

| November 5, 2014

A recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association is causing upheaval among cycling advocates. The GHSA, a nonprofit that represents state transit safety departments, issues regular reports about safety concerns and uses the data to advocate for stronger regulations on motorcycle helmet, distracted driving, and seatbelt use laws, Governing reports. Last week’s bike safety […]

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Is it your car, or are parking spaces shrinking?

Is it your car, or are parking spaces shrinking?

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Standard parking spaces measure 9 feet by 18 feet, but the 2014 Ford F-150—the most popular vehicle in the United States—measures a little over 8 feet by 19 feet. That gives its passengers trying to get out of the truck about 6 inches on either side—and that’s if the truck is perfectly parked in an […]

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