Living Within 100 Yards of Gas Stations Can be Bad for Your Health

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Experts say that a ‘minimum’ distance of 50 yards should be maintained between petrol stations and housing.

Living within 100 yards of petrol stations can damage your health, according to a new study. Researchers found that air in the immediate vicinity of garages is often polluted and can harm local residents.

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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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Superstreet Traffic Design Promises Faster Travel Times by Eliminating Left Turns

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‘Superstreet’ traffic designs result in faster travel times and significantly fewer accidents.

No left turn. That is the simple concept behind the Superstreet traffic design which promises significantly faster travel times, plus a drastic reduction in auto-collisions and injuries. These superstreets are ground level streets – not raised freeways or highways – that allow for greater volume of thru-traffic by re-routing traffic from side streets that would normally be trying to get across the main road. While the idea has been around in urban transport modeling textbooks for over 20 years, researchers from the North Carolina State University have been the first to test the concept in the real world and the results are promising.

 

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Miniskirt Clad Cardboard Cut-out Police Backfires and Doubles Amount of Accidents

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With their raised hemlines, high heels, stockings and lipstick, the police officers have become crash-magnets. 

A bid to make road junctions in the Czech Republic safer by pitching cardboard cutouts of female traffic police has backfired because the miniskirt-clad officers have proved such a distraction that accidents have doubled.

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Expect the Unexpected – 3D Image of Little Girl in Street Used to Slow Down Drivers

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3D image of little girl being used to enhance traffic safety.

It’s already on the big screen, but now a 3D image is being used on the streets of West Vancouver in an attempt to jolt reckless drivers into reality.  But has this latest idea gone a step too far? Will it cause accidents?

 

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Facebook Ranks #1 Out of the Top 1000 Sites on the Internet

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Facebook leads in the top 1,000 websites.

According to Google’s AdPlanner stats, Facebook is the number one most-visited destination on the web. Weighing in at an unfathomably heavy 570 billion page views and 540 million users, the ubiquitous social network outranks every other non-Google site, taking more than 35% of all web traffic measured.

 

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