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    Report: Why narrower 10-foot roads may be safer than 12-foot roads
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    We live in a society where more is generally considered better. We want improved fuel economy from our cars, more data from our phones and a better picture from TVs. But when it comes to engineering some roads, giving drivers more room might not actually be an advantage. There's some evidence ...

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    Study: Berkeley findings says motorcycle lane-splitting safer than ever [w/video, poll]
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    The latest study seems to indicate that riders are better off splitting lanes than ever before. In some parts of North America, the concept of a motorcycle buzzing between lanes of slower traffic is a foreign concept, but it's an accepted practice in others. Each year since 2012, The Safe ...

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    Report: In the future, you might be able to stop car thieves with a text message [w/video]
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    As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. Faced with a family member's carjacking, entrepreneur Kelvin Macharia Kuria wanted to do something to stem the massive problem with vehicle thefts in Nairobi, Kenya. Still in his early 20s, he founded a company called Sunrise Tracking in ...

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    Featured: Top 10 most useful apps for drivers
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    While police are cracking down on distracted driving and texting behind the wheel, most drivers (us included) still can't remember the last time they left the house or office without a mobile device handy in their car. Living an app-centric life may have seemed unheard of even a decade ago, but ...

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    Report: Ontario to increase fines for texting while driving and using hand-held devices
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    Ontario motorists will face stiffer fines and penalties for texting while driving under legislation the Liberal government will re-introduce today.The previous bill to increase the maximum fine for distracted driving to $1,000 and impose three demerit points died when the June 12 election was ...

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    Video: Father does donuts with son in '68 Camaro, ends up in handcuffs
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    Think pulling a couple of donuts in an empty lot is harmless? That's what one Joe Graham of Ontario, New York, thought... right up until he was arrested. Graham was driving by a parking lot in the Wayne County town with his son in his red 1968 Chevy Camaro SS on Columbus Day when he entered the ...

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    Video: Sexy ad campaign causes 517 car crashes in one day
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    A sexy mobile advertisement featuring a woman's breasts is being blamed for causing over 500 car crashes in one day... In Russia, where else?! Talk about distracted driving! The larger-than-life ads, which were plastered on no fewer than 30 trucks spread across Moscow's roads proved too hot to ...

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    Video: Porsche Macan fails moose test, Stuttgart responds
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    Different countries have different safety standards, but most of them revolve around a similar set of tests: front impact, side impact, offset impact, rollover... the usual. But Sweden has its own test. It's called the Moose Test (or the Elk Test), and it's unique to Scandinavia: a car has to be ...

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    Motorsport: Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]
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    The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy ...

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    Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury may be blamed on his GoPro
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    It seemed like a freak accident when Michael Schumacher suffered a traumatic head injury while skiing in France last winter. After all, while he may have embarked off the marked trails, he knew that ski hill well, and was wearing a helmet when he fell over and smacked his head on a rock. So why ...

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