With the proliferation of smartphones in the last decade, distracted driving is more of a problem than ever before. A new series of Instagram-friendly PSAs from Smiths Lawyers is made for anyone who's ever picked up their phone while behind the wheel, and they're pretty compelling.
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Video: Those towering wind turbines that are slowly starting to cover countrysides around the world don't just show up overnight -- and they're definitely not dropped in place by a helicopter. They arrive on trucks in pieces -- staggeringly massive pieces -- that test the skills of drivers navigating roads not designed to accommodate 60m-long trailers.
It's incredibly tempting to reach out and respond to a text you get while you're driving, but maybe less so when you realise that distracted driving is causing thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year in the US alone. Take away the temptation by having your phone reply to messages for you, so you don't have to worry about it.
Driving around Manhattan can hardly be considered driving because there's so much damn traffic and construction and crazy taxis and people on the street. Most of the time you're "driving," you're actually just stopped or digging your car out of a pothole, or are constantly avoiding accidents or dodging human bodies. You're certainly not hitting 240 freaking green lights in a row. That would be impossible.
Since 2014, a 300km section of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs has had a "derestricted" speed limit. Basically, you could drive as fast as you like.
But that era is due to come to an end, with the Labor Party confirming it would reinstate a 130km/h speed limit on the road "as soon as possible".
Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn't exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.
You're probably used to getting turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps, but there's also a pretty-well-hidden Driving Mode just for... well, driving. It alerts you to traffic problems, directs you to nearby gas pumps and stores, and is useful for those times when you already know your route or don't even have a destination in mind.
Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we're seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we're left dumbfounded that we didn't get into a serious accident. A new study suggests that a specific brain function protects us from these bouts of absent-minded driving -- but that it completely breaks down while texting.