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Half Of US Marijuana Users Think They Can Drive Safely While High, Study Says

As much as 48 percent of marijuana users in the United States said it is safe for them to drive while stoned. Of the total respondents, 17 percent said they are 'very safe', while 31 percent said they are 'somewhat safe'.

Public Health April 28, 2019

More Than Half Of Medical Marijuana Users Drive While High

Twenty-one percent of medical marijuana users in Michigan drive while 'very high,' a behavior that increases their risk for car accident. When should marijuana users drive after using cannabis?

Public Health January 11, 2019

If You've Ever Felt Sleepy While Driving, It May Be Your Car's Fault

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of fatal road accidents. According to researchers from Australia, the cars themselves may be to blame for making drivers feel sleepy while behind the wheel.

Public Health July 9, 2018

Medication May Slash Risk Of Car Crashes Among Drivers With ADHD

Car accidents occurred at drastically lower rates among drivers with ADHD taking their prescribed medications than those who aren't, a new study has found. Learn more about this potential benefit of taking ADHD medications religiously, especially for safe driving.

Medicine May 11, 2017

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Playing Action-Based Video Games Shown To Improve Visuomotor Skill Related To Driving

Video games are a lot of fun but did you know that they can help you develop skills useful in the real world? Action video games, for instance, can help in improving visuomotor skills necessary for driving.

Video Games August 12, 2016

Top 10 Most Dangerous American States For Senior Drivers

Which states in the U.S. are the most and least dangerous for senior drivers aged 65 and above? Survey findings shed light on the lack of regulations and high roadway fatalities among the graying baby boomers.

NASS July 13, 2016

Talking While Driving Dangerous Even If You’re Using Hands-Free Phone

Driving while talking on the phone is dangerous. This holds true regardless whether the driver holds the mobile device or uses it hands-free.

Car Tech June 12, 2016

Time Spent On Driving Your Car Linked To Belly Size

People who spend an hour driving every day are more likely to be heavier and have larger waists compared to those who only drive for 15 minutes or less. They are also more likely to develop heart problems.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016

Drivers With Untreated Sleep Apnea Have Five Times Greater Crash Risk

Truck drivers with untreated sleep apnea are five times more at risk of getting involved in a preventable crash. The study implies that transportation companies should start implementing in-depth assessment and treatment of sleep apnea among truck drivers.

Life March 22, 2016

Driving Car Regularly Cuts Dementia Risk, Study Shows

Researchers found that regular driving among seniors can decrease risk for dementia. As physical and cognitive functions further decline in old age, pensioners should come up with ways to keep social functions and mobility.

Life January 25, 2016

Night Shift Workers At Increased Odds For Drowsy Driving Crashes: How To Reduce Accident Risks If You Work Graveyard Shifts

Night-shift workers who drive home during the daytime while drowsy are at higher risk for getting into car crashes than other drivers. Researchers suggest different ways to avoid accidents caused by drowsy driving.

Life December 23, 2015

Planning To Drive At 192mph? Don't Do What This Guy Did

Shaun Davis, a 42-year-old driver, filmed himself hitting speeds as fast as 192 miles per hour while driving luxury vehicles on country roads. The videos landed him in court, where he was sentenced with imprisonment for over two years.

FUTURE TECH November 7, 2015

Elderly People Are Dangerous Drivers: Over-65s React Slowly When Distracted

A new study revealed that people who are aged 65 years old and above are less safe while driving because of their declining eyesight. In different trials, elderly people were assessed regarding how they process visual information.

Life October 26, 2015

NSC Report Shows Increase In US Traffic Deaths

The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents in the US has dramatically increased in the first half of this year compared to last year. The improving economy and cheaper gas prices, overspeeding and cell phone distractions are the most common causes of road accidents. This year just might be the deadliest driving year yet, since 2007.

Life August 18, 2015

Augmented Reality On Windshields Might Be Cool But Is It Safe?

Researchers conducted visual tests to see whether or not the idea of augmented-reality head-up displays on windshields is safe for drivers.

FUTURE TECH June 29, 2015

New VR Game Simulates Texting While Driving

If a picture speaks a thousand words, how many are said by a video game? For "SMS Racing," plenty. This Gear VR game tasks you with successfully texting while driving.

Geek May 13, 2015

Distracted Driving Month: AAA Report Reveals Distracted Driving Leading Cause Of Traffic Accidents

Drugs and alcohol are no longer the top reasons for car crashes involving teen drivers. Distractions, such as talking with others, playing with digital devices, personal grooming and singing are primary actions leading to road accidents.

FUTURE TECH April 6, 2015

If You're A Distracted Driver And You Come Across These People On Road, You're Doomed [Video]

When another driver is doing something other than just focusing on the road, it can mean big danger for every other driver on that road. It's a scenario that's happening everywhere.

Society April 6, 2015

Shocking! Las Vegas Woman Gets $200 Ticket For Applying Lip Balm At A Red Light

Don't put that Chapstick on while driving in Las Vegas. Highway patrol officers are pretty serious about citing drivers for distracted driving as one woman found out.

Society April 5, 2015

Chicago Man Escapes Tow Truck By Simply Driving Away Into The Night

It's horrifying to watch as your car is picked up and towed away...but what would happen if you jumped in and took off? One Chicago man dared to do the impossible...

Internet Culture April 2, 2015

Russia Bans Transgenders, Transsexuals, Other People with 'Disorders' from Driving

A recently signed decree in Russia prevents individuals with 'disorders of sexual preference,' along with those who have certain psychological and physical conditions, from obtaining a driver's license.

Life January 10, 2015

Don't Buy Your Teen That Cheap, Old Car: It May Be Deadly

Teen drivers in smaller cars, or older vehicles, face greater risks of death in accidents, study finds. New cars better are protecting occupants in crashes, researchers point out.

Society December 23, 2014

Police radar device targets speeding and texting while driving

A Virginia vendor aims to get a text-tracking gun closer to the hands of cops. Do you know how fast you were going and don't you know texting while driving is illegal?

Car Tech September 17, 2014

Which states have the rudest drivers?

A new survey ranked the states that have the rudest drivers. New York, stereotypically known to be rude, ranked in the top five, but the state with the rudest drivers may surprise you.

Internet Culture September 16, 2014

Where do the rudest drivers live? One hint (and a bit of a surprise), it's not NY or NJ

The state with the rudest drivers is Idaho. Yup, New York landed third on the ranking and New Jersey is in spot number eight.

Arts & Culture September 15, 2014

Walking, cycling to work can make you happier, experts claim

Walking and cycling have better mental health benefits over driving. Experts suggest that driving for longer distance has worse effects on mental wellbeing of a person.

Life September 15, 2014

Use of recreational marijuana leads to more traffic deaths? Researchers remain divided

Cannabis is legal in two states for recreational use, and may be coming soon to several others. But, how does this affect drivers on the road?

Life September 2, 2014

Parents are to blame for distracting teen drivers

Parents’ constant calls are distracting driving teens. A new report found drivers are responding to parents more than their friends when behind the wheel.

Internet Culture August 11, 2014

Parent phone calls play role in teens' distracted driving, but texting is all about friends

New report reveals teen drivers are mostly talking to parents when they're behind the wheel as they're afraid to ignore the call. But when texting and driving it's a friend they're communicating with.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 9, 2014

Parents often the culprit when it comes to distracted teen drivers

Texting and talking on the phone while driving is considered dangerous driving, and accounts for 11 percent of teen fatalities. A new study suggests teens may actually be texting and talking to their parents most of the time.

Society August 8, 2014

Driving-related teen casualties drop 11 percent when texting is banned

Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous -- even those who do it. But did you know it's significantly more dangerous that driving drunk?

Internet Culture August 1, 2014

Prius, Saab, Honda top list of safest used car options for teens

Along with wear, many used cars aren't equipped with the safety features needed to protect the youngest and most inexperienced drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists the safest used cars.

FUTURE TECH July 18, 2014

CDC wants drowsy people to hit the sack, not go behind the wheel

Sleeping and drowsy drivers are at risk of road accidents, but there were approximately 1.8 million drowsy drivers in the last 30 days. One in 25 drivers surveyed by the CDC likewise said they have fallen asleep while driving in the prior month.

Life July 4, 2014

Teens veer away from smoking but texting while driving on the rise: CDC survey

The number of teens who smoke, get involved in physical fights and sex is declining but teenagers engage in risky behaviors such as texting while driving and not using condoms.

June 15, 2014

Worse traffic commute in the U.S.? LA takes top ranking

Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America, a study from TomTom reveals. That doesn't come as a surprise for LA residents.

FUTURE TECH June 6, 2014

Google Glass and driving don't mix: California police

You may get ticketed if you mix Google Glass with driving. At least in California.

Wearable Tech November 3, 2013

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