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Men more likely to die driving than women


Men are more likely to be killed while driving than women, a new U.S study shows.

The study, done by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), shows that twice as many men than women were killed while driving in 2012 in the U.S. (23,808 men compared to 9,733 women). The study reveals that this disparity is mostly due in part to the fact that they cover more miles each year.

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Truck driver charged with careless driving after Highway 401 rollover


Police have charged a 21-year-old truck driver with careless driving after dangerously rolling his tractor-trailer off a ramp and onto the Highway 401.

The crash, captured by a nearby vehicles dash-cam, shows the tractor-trailer moving southbound on the 404 towards the on-ramp to the westbound 401 before plunging onto the westbound lanes of the 401. The rig miraculously lands in an unoccupied space of the busy highway, ultimately striking two other vehicles before coming to a halt.

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Drivers know risks, but continue to drive dangerously


By now we all recognize the risks of dangerous and distracted driving, but a recent study from AAA suggests we still do it anyway.

The research reveals we don’t believe bad things can happen to us, despite the fact that one in three has a loved one who has been hurt or killed in a crash.

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Colorado family shares sons fatal text


Dealing with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult, but for the Heit family, they hope sharing their son’s tragic story will help prevent similar accidents in the future.

On April 3, 2013, Alexander Heit, a 22 year old Audiology student at the University of Northern Colorado, lost control of his vehicle on a sharp turn while travelling eastbound on “O” street and rolled several times.

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Volvo to become more cyclist friendly


Cars that stop by themselves for pedestrians have been out for a while now, but now one automaker claims their cars will stop for cyclists too.

Volvo, a brand known for vehicle safety, announced a clever new update to their collision detection system that will stomp on the brakes when a potential collision with a cyclist is sensed.

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Why road rage exists

It’s not just Asians that can’t drive. It’s everyone.

On the road, it seems people transform into a bunch of inconsiderate pricks that forget the basic lessons we’re taught as kids – like how to share and wait in a line.

Not a single day goes by that I don’t encounter drivers on my commute that make me question the licensing system in the province of Ontario.

Honestly, I’ve seen kids at the Sega City go karts maneuver a motor vehicle better. I don’t know if these people are simply ignorant of how much they fail at driving, or if they just don’t care. Either way, the things I see these people do out on the road make me wish I had an automatic machine gun and rocket launcher attached to the front of my car. Aside from the inconvenience to me and other road users, this kind of inconsiderate driving is flat out dangerous and pisses the hell out of everyone.

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