Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, ‘Just Don’t Care’

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Poor Kimberley Davis.

The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, b…

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Australian driver, who was texting while driving and struck a bicyclist, blames the person she struck. Driver is quoted as saying, "I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is, like, pretty expensive and now I have to fix it. I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on my phone when I hit the cyclist." 

 

Victim had a spinal fracture and was hospitalized for 3 months. 

 

Driver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and was fined $4,500. 

 

My take: It is attitudes and opinions like this that make the roadways dangerous for everyone. 

 

Article by: Andy Cambell via The Huffington Post

 

See on www.huffingtonpost.com

Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? 

Lawmakers Say No Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. … His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

A new bill would let victims sue Google.

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? 

 

Lawmakers Say No Speedbumps ahead for Google Glass in cars

 

Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey and in at least six other states across the country believe the devices are dangerous when used by drivers. Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) has introduced one of three bills in Albany that would prohibit drivers from using Glass or similar devices. His bill, however, would go even further. … His bill would let victims of car crashes sue Google and other device manufacturers if the driver who cause the accident was using their wearable device.

 

By: Matt Collette via WNYC News

See on www.wnyc.org

7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about

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7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about – Checkup Daily

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7 Dangerous Apps That Parents Need To Know About

 

The apps are: Yik Yak; SnapChat; Kik Messenger; Poof; Omegle; Whisper; and Down.

 

The article provides an explanation why these apps are dangerous for children.

 

By: Kristin Peaks for Cook Children’s via checkup daily/ checkup newsroom

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Aggressive Driving

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Aggressive Driving

 

"Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety.

 

They’re right. Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities …

Speeding is one of the most prevalent aggressive behaviors. AAA Foundation studies show that speeding is a factor in one-third of all fatal crashes …

 

Half of all drivers … admitted to exceeding both neighborhood and highway speed limits by more than 15% in the past 30 days. More remarkable, a quarter of drivers say they consider speeding acceptable.

 

As more people understand the many behaviors that can become aggressive and see their own behavior in a new light, they can begin to adopt safer driving practices and manage risk more effectively."

 

By: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (via ScoopIt)

See on www.aaafoundation.org

Don’t Fall Foul of the Scammers: A Guide To Ransomware & Other Threats

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There are people making millions from meddling with your computer. Every click and e-mail can bring you within reach of them. How do you protect yourself? By learning what techniques they use and what you can do about them. Here’s your guide to ransomware and the other threats that you might encounter. Ransomware Ransomware is…

Jeffrey Lapin‘s insight:

Don’t Fall Foul of the Scammers: A Guide To Ransomware & Other Threats

 

"There are people making millions from meddling with your computer. Every click and e-mail can bring you within reach of them. How do you protect yourself? By learning what techniques they use and what you can do about them."

 

Article covers: Ransomware; Fake Tech Support Calls; Phishing; IoT Cyberattacks; Potentially Unwanted Applications; and Smartphone Threats

 

By: Guy McDowell via MakeUseOf

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Teaching your teen to drive: Driving around semi-trucks | Teen Safe Driving

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Driving around semi-trucks can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are some quick tips for teaching your teen how to drive safely semi-trucks.

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Teaching your teen to drive: Driving safely around semi-trucks

By: Mark Kinsel / National Safety Council

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Kelly: Nebraska is only the 19th-flattest state in the nation — well, that’s a relief

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All those folks from the coasts who think Nebraska is as flat as a pool table, it turns out, are just wrong.

Jeffrey Lapin‘s insight:

Contrary to belief, Nebraska is only the 19th flattest state according to a recent study by Dr. Jerome Dobson and Joshua Campbell.

The top 5 flattest states in the continental United States are:

1. Florida
2. Illinois
3. North Dakota
4. Louisiana
5. Minnesota

 

The bottom 5 are:

 

44. Vermont 

45. New Hampshire 
46. Kentucky 
47. Pennsylvania 
48. West Virginia

 

Article by: Michael Kelly / World-Herald

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