Kids are safer when grandparents drive: study

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 The study found that children involved in car crashes with grandparent drivers had half the risk of being injured as kids riding with their parents.

Hand over your keys if you’re an overprotective parent.  Kids may be safer when their grandparents drive than when mom and dad are behind the wheel according to a new study.

 

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Top 20 most dangerous U.S.cities for pedestrians

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Florida holds the top four on the list with the most dangerous places to walk in America.

The 2011 edition of the “Dangerous by Design” report has just been released by Transportation for America, which calculated the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) in metro areas around the country. Cities where people walk more have more pedestrian deaths, so the index plots the number of pedestrians who die against the number of people who walk.

 

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Men Are Twice as Likely to Crash Their Cars Than Women Drivers

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Men are the worst drivers.

The news women have been waiting to hear — men are the worst drivers.  Men are twice as likely to crash because of distractions ; more than one in 10 who had an accident admitted it happened after they became distracted at the wheel, compared with one in 20 women according to a new study.

 

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The $50K Formula One Steering Wheel That Even Pours Drinks

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The steering wheel of the McLaren Mercedes MP4-26.

It wouldn’t be Formula 1 without some kind of constant friction between racers, team owners and organizers, and this year’s kerfuffle involves steering wheels that force drivers to push more buttons than a 747 pilot having a seizure. (video)

 

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Number of People Who Carpool Has Dropped By More Than 50%

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The drop in carpooling has occurred in cities across the country.

Remember the 1970s? Watergate, disco, oil embargoes and, of course, car-pooling. Many big companies organized group rides for their employees, and roughly one in four Americans who drove to work shared a ride with others.

 

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