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47More Than Ever, Americans Texting Behind The Wheel

One-third of U.S. drivers admit to texting and driving in past 30 days

It's bad enough that 31 percent of U.S. drivers admit they've texted while driving over the past 30 days and that more than two-thirds say they've talked on their cell phones over the same period of time.

91Calculating the cost of a motorcycle accident

Like it or not, you're thirty times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than in an automobile crash. There's little wondering why. As a rider, you're bouncing around at high velocities in close proximity to stationary objects and machines many times your mass. In a best-case-scenario, going off-bike will see you vying with pavement, other vehicles and your own bike with nothing protect you but some Kevlar, a little leather and a bit of Styrofoam.

37CDC: Teen drinking and driving down by more than half

One out of 10 teens has hopped behind the wheel of a car after drinking alcohol, a Center for Disease Control and Prevention study revealed this week. That means every month, there are potentially 2.4 million teenagers driving under the influence of alcohol. Hopefully, not all at the same time.

1Drunk-Driving Rates Among Teen Drivers Show Sharp Decline

Key Reason: Sober or not, teens are driving fewer miles

Drunk driving among American teenagers has sharply declined over the past two decades, according to the Centers For Disease Control.

20How much do traffic deaths cost your state? CDC has the answer

Every year, the United States loses in the neighborhood of 30,000 people to traffic accidents. That's like the entire population of a medium-sized town being wiped out annually. The number of deaths not only wreaks havoc with families, but it puts a strain on our economy.

84Seatbelt use up to 85% nationally, 1 in 7 adults still don't buckle up [w/poll]

According to the Center for Disease Control, seatbelt use among American adults is at an all-time high. In a recent study, 85 percent of those surveyed said that they wear their seatbelts regularly. That number is up from just 11 percent in 1982, though the CDC points out that at least one in every seven adults still don't wear their seatbelts on the road. That's despite evidence that points to automotive accidents as the number one cause of death in the U.S. among people aged 5 to 34.

51First Drive: Classic Design Concepts Group 2 Widebody Challenger

CDC Group 2 Widebody Challenger – Click above for high-res image gallery

7StangNet's Glassback GT500 project

click above image to view more pics of the StangNet Mustang GT500

48REPORT: Fat people waste gas

Gas prices have settled a bit in the past few months, but with the cost of a gallon still lingering well in the two-dollar range, many Americans are looking for ways to save a few bucks at the pump. But what if you are happy with your current car and don't want to be a new one that's more fuel efficient? One new study suggests you dump your spare tire.

12Ford may be considering Mustang hardtop convertible for 2009

ModdedMustangs is hypothesizing that Ford may be considering offering a retractable hardtop option for the 2009 Mustang. The site's reasoning is pretty thin, based mostly on the fact that there are retractable hardtop kits available for the Mustang currently and that engineering expertise for such a project could be culled from the recently unveiled Focus Coupe Cabriolet for Europe.

AddEPA and BorgWarner partner up to develop Clean Diesel Combustion

BorgWarner, a Michigan based automotive supplier, announced a partnership with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to further develop Clean Diesel Combustion (CDC). CDC is a technology developed and patented by EPA, and is a possible approach to meeting EPA's future diesel emissions standards for cars, SUVs, and trucks. The partnership will focus on the development of advanced air-boosting systems, since the currently available turbo- and super-chargers are insufficient to achieve clea

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