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Commerce Secretary Bryson Has Two Car Accidents In California Due To Seizures
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Amarillo Drivers Not So Crazy After All; Ranks 4th Best In Texas

It's a well known fact the grass is always greener on the other side.  You may have felt that about Amarillo drivers.  Well, the grass in that regard is pretty green here.

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Who Needs a License? American Teenagers Prefer Texting to Driving

The state of the great American teenager may be driving most of us crazy, but a new study indicates that may be all they are driving – as today’s teens appear to be trading in sets of wheels for two solid thumbs.

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say that nearly a third of 19 year olds living in the Un

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What Are the Safest and Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers?

Lots of Americans eat well and exercise to ward off diseases like hypertension and cancer — but how’s your driving? Car crashes are among the leading causes of death in the US, and where you live could affect how much danger you’re in.

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Do Women and the Elderly Cause More Car Accidents Than Men and the Young?

A recent study of accidents involving the gas pedals of vehicles yielded some age and gender-specific results.

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Like Using Your Cell Phone In the Car? A New Device Will Stop You

Statistics are showing more and more that cell phone use in cars is a leading cause of accidents. In fact, some research has shown that driving while distracted causes more deaths than driving while under the influence. But, would you buy a new device that prevents you from ever using your cell phone in your car?

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How to Get Home Safely on New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve vastly approaching, many are planning a night of revelry — one that usually includes alcohol. But have you figured out how you’ll get home?

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US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check

Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few.

Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone use while driving. Even hands-free devices are not excluded.

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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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Streets Belong to the Elderly as Older Drivers Outnumber the Younger

We’ve all heard the stories of elderly drivers with poor vision who drive through the front of stores or hit pedestrians — just watch South Park. If you’re one of those people who are freaked out by these often times urban legends, a new study from the University of Michigan might freak you out even more. Apparently, for the first time there are more older drivers on the road than younger drivers.

 

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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