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Sandwich-eating driver sentenced for careless driving death

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Sep-15 21:58

Sandwich-eating driver sentenced for careless driving death

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ox ... 725041#%21

"A motorist who knocked down and killed a cyclist while eating a sandwich at the wheel has been sentenced for causing death by careless driving."

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Texting driver in rental car hits manure trailer

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Aug-24 09:41

Texting driver in rental car hits manure trailer

http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/t ... index.html

"A Wisconsin man driving a rental car crashed into a tractor pulling a trailer full of liquid manure on Monday, reported the Grant County Sheriff's Department."

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Voice-Activated Systems Make Driving Less Safe

Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Jun-24 11:28

Voice-Activated Systems Make Driving Less Safe

http://spectrum.ieee.org/riskfactor/gre ... _249610729

"A decade ago, I wrote an article about the efforts of automotive technologists to make up for the fact that “we get sleepy while driving at night, do dumb things like put on makeup or shave while creeping along in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or look away from the road to adjust our car radios.” Automakers were introducing safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, which maintains a safe distance between a car and the one ahead of it even if the driver is asleep at the wheel. Advancing just as rapidly along a parallel plane was technology aimed at keeping drivers connected to the world outside the passenger cabin. (To be sure, its unlikely that engineers back then were imagining drivers updating their social media profiles while traveling at highway speeds.)"

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Post by Lars-Ola » 2013-Apr-28 20:42

Texting While Driving Kills: Here's One Grim Example

http://mashable.com/2013/04/11/texting- ... ing-kills/

"The photo above serves as a harsh reminder of the consequences of texting while driving. The unfinished text, never sent, was typed by 22-year-old Alexander Heit as he was driving through a small town in Colorado earlier this month"

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