Technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed; unfortunately safety has not kept pace. In a perfect world, hands-free car systems and smartphones are easy to use, cognitively less demanding and keep driver distraction to a bare minimum.
If our everyday lives are hectic, then the holidays are doubly so. How many times have you stayed up late cleaning, packing or worse -- driving through the night to get to your destination to "start your vacation?"
Tis the season for holiday travel! Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means a road trip to visit family and enjoy some great food. Shortly after will be Christmas and New Years, which will round out the holiday travel season.
The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.
Living in this world is tough for almost everybody. It's even tougher when we are each thrown into our own horrible situations. It's the people like the students at Fairfield High School that are going to keep this planet compassionate and bearable.
My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.
If music has charms to sooth the savage beast, then it should have an affect on road rage. Or at a minimum on one's driving style. A recent experiment in England attempted to demonstrate this connection.
Before being introduced to The Buried Life, I was a 15-year-old kid who wanted to grow up to be a sportswriter. Now I'm an 18-year-old young adult dedicated to living my dreams, facing my fears, and helping others do the same.
It only takes a short break in concentration for the unthinkable to happen. Fact of the matter is, if you're not paying 100 percent attention to the road, you are gambling with your life and the lives of others.
When it comes to street safety, there's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that nationwide drunk driving rates are dropping significantly. The bad news is that distracted driving research is far less promising.
Why is grandma taking so long to apply her brakes when the car in front slows down? Did she just cruise through that school zone? Take a look at your family and employees. Should everyone still be driving?