Paying attention behind the wheel is taking a back seat. If you do any commuting at all, you’ve seen them in action: the guy reading the newspaper while driving his car at 60 miles an hour on the freeway or the woman applying her eye makeup while trying to pilot her sport-utility around town. Sure, multi-tasking isn’t just the craze these days; it’s a necessity as we’re confronted with more to do and less time to do it in, but I’m one of the old school who feels that drivers should actually pay attention to driving. After all, each Read more . . .
Risks are higher for teenage drivers with teen passengers, and new research points to behaviors that are increasing the risks.
When teenagers drive with peers in their vehicles, they drive faster than other motorists and leave less distance between themselves and the vehicles in front of them. They more frequently engage in other risky behaviors like speeding. These are the findings of a recent study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and Westat. Read more . . .
Spring has sprung. Across the country, flowers are beginning to peek their way out of nascent bushes. Robins are returning from their winter vacations, and another harbinger of the vernal season has started to emerge from the snow and slush–potholes.
Winter weather doesn’t just take its toll on us human beings; it also plays havoc with our roads. Repeated freezing and thawing can chew up a road surface, filling it with holes, some so deep they can easily swallow up a wheel and tire. Often filled with water that Read more . . .