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    Study: Teens don't do this one simple thing that could save their lives
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    Hindsight being what it is, I now realize that I was a certifiable moron as a teenager. I thought I was far smarter and slicker than I actually was, and I took part in a spectacular array of things that, when viewed through the wiser eyes of someone pushing 30, were the height of stupidity. I'm ...

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    Video: NHTSA launches first-ever national distracted driving campaign with brutal ad
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    It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U ...

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    Video: Dramatic New Zealand auto safety ad gives pause for the cause
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    Admit it. We all do it. Tacking on the extra five to seven miles per hour while driving. Speeding, but not really speeding... or "comfortably" speeding as the New Zealand Transport Agency puts it. Hoping to show that exceeding the posted limit – at any speed – is dangerous, the agency ...

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    Study: The safest driving cities in America listed for 2013
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    We all like to claim we know where the worst drivers in the US hog the road, but for the last nine years, Allstate has released a study telling us exactly where we can go to find the best and worst drivers in the country. After compiling crash data in America's largest cities (with more than ...

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    State Farm's feedback app is the pocket-seat driver you never wanted [w/video]
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    State Farm Driver Feedback app for the iPhone – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Somewhere deep in the recesses of your mind is the desire, surely Freudian, that "I'd like more input and feedback on how I drive, even to the grocery store." Or, at least, State Farm believes that's ...

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    Opinion: If distracted driving is such an epidemic, why don't statistics show it?
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    Declining Highway Death Rate Challenges Distracted Driving Fears

    The distracted driving debate is being marred by an overdose of hype and hysteria.
    My weekend nearly got off to a disastrous start when a driver, busy texting, suddenly realized he was going to miss his exit. At the last possible ...

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    Animal collisions up 50% over 2000
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    If you plan on driving in November, and who doesn't, keep an eye out for wildlife. It's likely due to amorous quadrupeds wandering around looking for companionship at the peak of the deer mating season, but you're three times more likely to find a large furry thing in your path of travel during ...

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    I'm sorry, Dave - more autonomy in the name of safety?
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    "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that." That type of belligerence might be coming to your car under the guise of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Many cars can already be had with the necessary hardware like GPS navigation systems that help a vehicle determine its ...

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    Cybersnitching reports bad drivers on information superhighway
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    We've all seen them. Drivers so engrossed in whatever else they're doing that they don't seem to remember they are driving, too. Oh, how we've secretly wished there was a cop around to witness these acts and punish the offenders. Well, thanks to the wide availability of affordable cell phone cams, ...

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    NC tragedy leads to safe-driving fair this Saturday
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    It's always tragic when people die from automotive accidents, especially when they've barely started their lives. Last month, four teen from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, were killed when the driver's Mazda RX-8 slammed into a concrete barrier. In response, the high school, the ...

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