Thanks to cheap gas prices, a strong economy, and widespread availability of automobiles, it looks like American drivers drove more miles last year than ever before. A little bit of history in the making. Do you find this fact interesting? Do you enjoy driving? What is the best car, in your opinion?
Parrots seem like good enough birds, in the scheme of all the other birds. Colorful and fun and they can mimic human voices—what's not to love? That being said, parrots are birds and not people—they will not help you drive your car—so if you're the kind of person who brings your parrot on car rides without keeping your eyes on the road, you're probably going to crash and it won't be the bird's fault.
Ah, the carefree days of teenagehood. Cruising around with your friends in mom's beatup minivan and not giving a hoot about anything, even keeping your eyes on the road. A new study reports that twenty-seven percent of teenagers have admitted to changing clothes, contact lenses, and doing homework while driving. Unsafe!
A New Jersey police dive team recovered a pickup truck that sunk into the Toms River early Sunday morning after the vehicle was spotted driving donuts on the ice. The driver and passenger later turned themselves into police; both were unharmed. Their dog was not so lucky: Police found its frozen body in the submerged truck.
South Dakota has pulled, yanked, and/or tugged a public safety campaign warning drivers about the dangers of "jerking"while they're on the road, largely because of the behind-the-scenes machinations of the state's powerful pro-jerking lobby. Kidding! It was because some residents objected to the use of double entendre, which is more of a fancy North Dakota thing.
Who's worse in this situation? The jerk who keeps pulling the same dangerous stunt of faking a left turn so he can run a red and cut off the traffic going straight, or the stalker who's been recording this behavior for more than 6 months and turned it into a 20-minute montage?
When you're Sarah Palin and you get clocked doing 63 in a 45, there are lots of good responses to give reporters: "It was dumb, won't do it again." "I was in a hurry, won't do it again." "Why do you think this is news? Won't do it again." But then, if you're Sarah Palin, you're gonna go another way.
Above, we see someone attempting to parallel park their mid-sized sedan in a very big-sized spot.
Talking and texting are still illegal, but a California court of appeals ruled today that it's perfectly ok to use a cell phone while driving if you use it as a map. The court reasoned that because cell phones could only text and call when the handheld laws were enacted in 2006, only those functions are banned.