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Is a text worth a life? April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

EAGLE COUNTY — To encourage all drivers to be aware of their digital addictions and drop the distractions, the Avon Police Department, Colorado …

The US states where you’re most likely to be texting while driving (but we’re almost all doing it more)

For a country that loves its cars, Americans seem to love phones even more. The combination most of all.<p>Zendrive, a driver safety and analytics app, has analyzed data from its 4.5 million users to assess how much distracted driving is happening on US roads. They found the number of people who text, …

Text Messaging

Figures show the staggering number of people on their third, or higher, provisional licence

Almost 37,000 people are on their fifth, or higher, provisional licence, according to online insurance brokers Insuremycars.ie.<p>Their figures also …

Driving

What are the new driving test rules, will I have to use a sat nav and when will learners have lessons on motorways?

<b>THE driving test has undergone its biggest shake-up in more than 20 years - but what will it mean for new learners?</b><p>The new laws came into force in …

Autonomous Cars

Editorial: Don't drop the speed limit in residential areas (with poll)

This is what happens when the provincial government gives municipalities new powers. Not content with tinkering with recycling and garbage …

Traffic Safety

New Cars in Europe Automatically Call Police in an Emergency

Imagine driving down the road and suddenly you get into an accident. It's not that severe, but you still lose your bearings. Would you know who to …

General Motors

Are there too many changes in speed zones?

Despite a 2014 Austroads report finding there are too many speed zones and the frequency of zone changes is too high, chances of authorities making …

Road Safety

11 car safety systems to become mandatory by 2021

The European Commission has announced a fresh set of safety rules which will force all new cars to feature autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping …

Road Safety

Here's The Most Dangerous Intersection in Wisconsin

A new study names the deadliest intersection in each state. In Wisconsin, a mother and 11-month-old daughter died in early October here:<p>MILWAUKEE, WI …

Research

Bikes vs. cars vs. pedestrians: How Philly can win the transportation culture war | Opinion

Driving home from a barbeque in Mt. Airy last Saturday, my wife and I turned north off of Spring Garden with the rest of the eastbound traffic. The …

Traffic Safety

Should You Get Married If You Haven't Lived Together First? Here’s What An Expert Says

Living with someone before you got married used to be really taboo. Judgy people all up in your business would call it "shacking up" or "living in …

Online Dating

Meet Sophia, the Robot That Looks Almost Human

A photographer gained rare access to the lab that created one of the world's most expressive robots.<p>Rubberized faces stretch into familiar shapes, driven by tiny motors and a distant version of artificial intelligence—is this the future?<p>Meet Sophia, a social robot created by former Disney Imagineer …

Robotics

You’ll never read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you

<i>(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>With privacy-centric European Union legislation set to …

Social Media

6 Things You Should Never Sacrifice In A Relationship, No Matter How In Love You Are

Maintaining a successful relationship with someone often means making compromises to be with each other — that's just part of being in a partnership. …

Hobbies

Forget the Turing Test—give AI the F. Scott Fitzgerald Test instead

Scott Fitzgerald pinned human intelligence on its tolerance of paradox. But would an artificial intelligence pass his test?<p>In his 1936 essay “The Crack-Up,” Fitzgerald writes that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still …

Artificial Intelligence

How to instantly tell if someone is attracted to you, according to science

How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? Never mind advice columns in glossy magazines or picking off flower petals, just listen to the findings of this new psychological study on attraction and behavior.<p>The research, published this week in the journal Psychological Bulletin, has conducted …

InterAct

Falling In Love Turns Me Into A Version Of Myself I Can’t Stand

I’m really proud of the person I am today but that changes when I fall in love. The independent, take-no-crap person I’ve worked so hard to become …

Relationships

Another girl reportedly raped and burned alive in India

For the third time in a week, a teenage girl in India was raped and then burned alive by her attacker.<p>The 16-year-old girl died after being doused …

India

Signs a Friendship Is Turning Into Love

Sometimes, love appears in the most unexpected of places. A friendship may turn into something more, when you least expect it. You may have concerns …

Relationships

3 Personality Traits Women Should Expect To Find In Men Worthy Of Their Love

<b>Here's how to spot Mr. Right.</b><p>Being able to tell if a man is worthy of your trust is critical when you have hopes of falling in love and building a …

Personality

Anger at India sanitary pad poll pledge

<b>Women activists have criticised two of India's major political parties who have made sanitary towels a key promise for upcoming state elections.</b><p>India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress party, which rules the southern state of Karnataka, have promised free sanitary pads to all …

India

Sudanese teen bride who killed husband during rape to be executed | Reuters

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A 19-year-old girl in Sudan was sentenced to death by a court on Thursday for murdering her husband after he tried to rape her, said campaigners, calling on the president to pardon her as she was forced into a child marriage, and had acted in …

Africa

We Know We're Driving Distracted, and We Do It Anyway

Distracted driving is bad enough, but it’s even worse when people are in denial about it. That's the conclusion of a new Esurance survey. It says 58 …

Text Messaging

See how dangerous texting while driving can actually be

Texting behind the wheel makes you up to eight times more likely to crash, according to a AAA survey – but people still pick up their phones. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen takes a test drive at a tech lab to see just how risky it is to take your eyes off the road.

Break Your Bad Habits

A friend offers you a smoke while you're tailgating at the game. You have one every now and then, and you're not hooked, so sure, thanks. Besides, it does look good with your drink.<p>This, my friend, is your brain battling a bad habit—and losing. As we continually perform a behavior—smoking socially, …

Health

Cameras might soon bust drivers who use iPhones

Cameras that automatically give tickets to speeders are old news. So are red-light cameras. Now Australia is exploring using cameras to ticket motorists who are on their cell phones while driving.<p>Australia might become the first country to legalize using photographic evidence alone to enforce …

Using a wearable doesn't make texting while driving safe, study finds

<b>We all (hopefully) know that using a phone to text while you’re driving is incredibly unsafe, but new research suggests that the same is true while</b> …

Autonomous Cars

This is the top reason Brits fail their driving test - and it's NOT parking errors

THE most common reasons for Brits to fail their driving test have been revealed - and they aren't as obvious as you might think.<p>While Brits certainly …

Driving

Police hope adults learn from distracted driving video made by students

Loading...<p>Students at West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School created videos on distracted driving and police are hoping they catch the attention …

Distracted Driving

This Personality Test Reveals What You Secretly Fear Most About Falling Out Of Love

Just like each of our individual personality traits, our specific feelings about dating, love and relationships are full of strange contradictions — …

Relationships