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  • Daily Driving Can Be Bad For Commuters' Mental Health
    Daily Driving Can Be Bad For Commuters' Mental Health

    A new study out of the U.K. suggests that if you want to be happier, ditch the daily driving commute.Researchers from the University of East Anglia tracked the well being of 18,000 British commuters over 18 years, accord......

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  • Daily Driving Can Be Bad For Commuters' Mental Health
    Daily Driving Can Be Bad For Commuters' Mental Health

    A new study out of the U.K. suggests that if you want to be happier, ditch the daily driving commute.Researchers from the University of East Anglia tracked the well being of 18,000 British commuters over 18 years, accord......

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  • Motorcyclist Survives Encounter With Dangerous Semi Truck
    Motorcyclist Survives Encounter With Dangerous Semi Truck

    A motorcyclist in Brazil avoided being crushed by an oblivious truck driver with some Hollywood stuntman moves earlier this month.The biker, Douglas Vieira, was traveling in the passing lane on highway BR-324 in Bahia, B......

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  • Police Officers Using Controversial Network To Keep Tabs On Motorists
    Police Officers Using Controversial Network To Keep Tabs On Motorists

    Law enforcement officers across the country have been using a private intelligence network to compile and share detailed information about motorists in the United States.Despite warnings from state and federal officials......

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  • Bike Lanes May Actually Reduce Commute Times
    Bike Lanes May Actually Reduce Commute Times

    Making room for bike riders on public roads is controversial no matter where you go. Earlier this year, a small town representative told a young man who wrote him a letter asking for safety measures for cyclists after hi......

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  • How Traffic Enforcement Has Exacerbated Racial Tensions In Ferguson
    How Traffic Enforcement Has Exacerbated Racial Tensions In Ferguson

    The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri exposed a long history of simmering racial tensions between a largely black community and a primarily white police force.Protesters say Brown's death is a horrific cons......

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  • L.A. Cop Will Not Be Charged In Distracted Driving Death
    L.A. Cop Will Not Be Charged In Distracted Driving Death

    An L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy will not be charged in the death of a cyclist he hit and killed last December while he was driving and using his mobile on-board computer.Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Wood was returning from a ......

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  • Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?
    Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?

    Allstate Insurance released its 10th annual "America's Best Drivers Report" this week. In reviewing millions of claims, and taking into account city density, population and weather, researchers compiled a comprehensive l......

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  • Texas Cop Points Gun At Young Children During Traffic Stop
    Texas Cop Points Gun At Young Children During Traffic Stop

    Police in Forney, Texas received a call about a beige or tan Toyota full of men pointing guns at other drivers on the freeway two weeks ago, but the car they pulled over was neither beige nor a Toyota.Instead of finding ......

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  • Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage
    Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage

    Unintended consequences abound when it comes to emerging technology, and self-driving cars are no exception. Numerous ethical and legal dilemmas associated with autonomous vehicles are currently being explored and have b......

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  • Drivers Stare Into Police Headlights As Punishment For Misusing High Beams
    Drivers Stare Into Police Headlights As Punishment For Misusing High Beams

    Police in Shenzhen, China are hoping thoughtless drivers who blind others with their high-beams will see the light after being forced to stare at police headlamps as punishment.On their official social media account, pol......

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  • New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras
    New Jersey May Shield Drivers From Other States' Red Light, Speed Cameras

    New Jersey may soon prohibit other states from issuing traffic citations to its residents for alleged violations caught on speed or red-light cameras.Lawmakers in the Garden State have introduced a bill that would stop N......

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  • Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car
    Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car

    It was a terrible stretch for aviation.In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed......

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  • Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life
    Traffic Stop Saves Man's Life

    A man in Kennebunk, Maine says he's lucky he was pulled over for speeding this past weekend. The traffic stop likely saved his life.Officer Matthew Harrington pulled Gavin Falconer over for speeding on Saturday, WMTW rep......

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  • Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway
    Family Says Police Officer Left Their Dog To Die On Side Of Highway

    A Houston family is seeking answers after a police officer left their dog to die on the side of the road this month following a traffic stop.Josie Garcia talked to ABC13 about the day her husband was pulled over by Houst......

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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffi......

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  • Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
    Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams

    Drivers can't see the bigger picture when it comes to how traffic flows, author Tom Vanderbilt told a crowd at the Boing Boing: Ingenuity Conference in San Francisco last month. And that's the fundamental cause of traffi......

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  • Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds
    Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

    Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The......

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  • Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts
    Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts

    Roundabouts are circular causeways that allow traffic to flow in a four-way intersection without stop lights or signs. This new way of managing traffic is meant to save lives, but they have some older driver's heads' spi......

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  • Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive
    Oregon Man Impersonates Deputy While On Test Drive

    An Oregon man impersonated a sheriff's deputy while taking an SUV for a test drive and pulled over a motorcyclist, authorities said.Anthony McGuire, 39, of Salem was arrested Saturday after the motorcyclist and two emplo......

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