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New students on campus who are looking forward to the coming year should also be aware of how important it is to also take some simple precautions when walking or driving around campus.New students on campus who are looking forward to the coming year should also be aware... more
Colondra Hamilton did masturbating while driving the car. Policemen pulled Colondra Himilton over. They spotted Colondra Hamilton with her pans unbuttoned and a vibrator in her lap.
http://www.buzztab.com/latest-news/colondra-hamilton-arrested-masturbating-while-driving/Colondra Hamilton did masturbating while driving the car. Policemen pulled Colondra... more
F3 racing driver Ben Collins is the latest driver the papers are outing as Top Gear's mysterious Stig. In January 2009, Collins was rumoured to be the man behind the white helmet in this Current.com article and new evidence seems to add weight to the claims.
Paperwork from Collins' company Collins Autosport show he signed up with Top Gear in 2003, around the same time the world-famous 'white Stig' first appeared in screen.
Accounts filed that December reveal the firm had achieved a "cornerstone year".
They add that it was partly because of on-track success and say: "In addition, driving services were also provided for the BBC, mainly in the Top Gear Programme."
The BBC is staying quiet on the matter and Collins refused to elaborate, telling journalists who rang him: "I can't speak, I'm going into a tunnel."Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3106717/F3-driver-Ben-Collins-company-links-him-to-Top-Gears-The-Stig.html#ixzz0xQ7yU9y3
F3 racing driver Ben Collins is the latest driver the papers are outing as Top... more
The following are a better look at some violations that could get you into some trouble when you didn’t even know you were doing something wrong.
:http://www.criminaljusticeuniversity.net/blog/2010/5-violations-you-didn%E2%80%99t-know-existed/The following are a better look at some violations that could get you into some... more
The government is planning trials of equipment which would test drivers under the influence of drugs.
The move could lead to a roll-out of the technology across police forces within two years.
Manufacturers are to be given specifications for the devices by the end of September.
It follows publication of a review into the problem of drug driving, which concluded that major changes were needed.
At the moment police first need a doctor to decide whether the suspect has a "condition which might be due to a drug," and then for a blood test to be carried out.
Getting a doctor to the police station and the examination itself both take time - and could mean the drugs have left the suspect's system before the blood sample is taken.
The government now says it will give manufacturers specifications for new testing equipment by the end of September. The resultant products are set to be trialled in police stations within a year and then rolled out to forces within two years.
Road Safety Minister, Mike Penning said: "It is vital that the police have the tools they need to tackle those who drive while impaired by drugs.
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This is the creeping tyranny they're going to piggyback with their legalization of marijuana, even though weed is the least worry when driving, its the prescription pills and alcohol, which are both legal already. Since marijuana stays in your system for 30 days, you can get arrested tomorrow for the joint you smoked yesterday. Watch American Drug War and How Weed Won the West on my page:
www.current.com/groups/conspiracy-filmsThe government is planning trials of equipment which would test drivers under the... more
Everyone needs to read this....
Going for a ride?
Xannied out? How about some Oxy? Maybe some muscle relaxers on your way out the door?
Don't get pulled over, cause the cops are out lookin for ya, they even have specialists who can see the pixels and have seen a few shoop's in their time.
On one hand, this is great to see a rise in awareness and prosecution. I can't tell you how many times I've been stuck behind a seemingly brain-dead zombie who ate waayy too many pills in the morning. They're the ones that end up causing accidents, and it would be awesome if they paid full-price and more for their lack of brain activity.
On the other hand, this is terrible for those of us who take prescriptions for real illnesses and take them responsibly. Just because I'm involved in an accident, doesn't mean I should be persecuted for having taken my required dosage for the day prior to the accident. Prosecution like this could potentially turn the blame on someone who wasn't even remotely at fault. Not cool.
This is one of those double edged swords, but it's sure to turn into police and prosecutor abuse. Maybe they'll start telling us what drugs we can and can't take before driving, even though labels are clear enough...
Police + extra drug control = Fucked.Going for a ride? Xannied out? How about some Oxy? Maybe some muscle relaxers on... more
The automotive news site Auto Week has a national campaign under way to drive home the message of avoiding texting when driving. "We know what a car can do – artistically and brutally at speed," writes Auto Week. "As car guys we must be on the front lines to carry the message, willing to share with everyone we learn about the hazards of distracted driving. We must tell every person to stop texting when driving. We are selfish that way.The automotive news site Auto Week has a national campaign under way to drive home the... more
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For more info visit: http://www.organicnation.tv/blog/video-the-southwest-tour-from-the-back-seat-of-a-ford-fusion.html5,500 miles 2,040 photographs 12 states 8 tanks of gas 4 weeks 2 people 1 Ford... more
Marijuana: Study Finds Minimal Changes in Driving Performance After Smoking | Stop the Drug War (DRCNet)The head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, is pushing a campaign targeting drugged driving and has singled out marijuana as a main problem. But if the latest research findings on stoned driving are any indication, the drug czar may want to shift his emphasis if he wants to (as he claims) let policy be driven by evidence.
According to clinical trial data published in the March issue of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, subjects tested both before and after smoking marijuana exhibited virtually identical driving skills in a battery of driving simulator tests. Researchers in the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial tested 85 subjects -- 50 men and 35 women -- on simulated driving performance. The subjects had to respond to simulations of various events associated with vehicle crash risk, such as deciding whether to stop or go through a changing traffic light, avoiding a driver entering an intersection illegally, and responding to the presence of emergency vehicles. Subjects were tested sober and again a half hour after having smoked a single medium-potency (2.9% THC) joint or a placebo.
The investigators found that the subjects' performance before and after getting stoned was virtually identical. "No differences were found during the baseline driving segment (and the) collision avoidance scenarios," the authors reported. Nor were there any differences between the way men and women responded.
Researchers did note one difference. "Participants receiving active marijuana decreased their speed more so than those receiving placebo cigarettes during (the) distracted section of the drive," they wrote. The authors speculated that the subjects may have slowed down to compensate for perceived impairment. "[N]o other changes in driving performance were found," researchers concluded.
Past research on marijuana use and driving has yielded similar results as well, including a 2008 driving simulator clinical trial conducted in Israel and published in Accident, Analysis, and Prevention. That trial compared the performance of drivers after they had ingested either alcohol or marijuana. "Average speed was the most sensitive driving performance variable affected by both THC and alcohol but with an opposite effect," the investigators reported. "Smoking THC cigarettes caused drivers to drive slower in a dose-dependent manner, while alcohol caused drivers to drive significantly faster than in 'control' conditions."
Something to keep in mind when lawmakers in your state start pushing for zero-tolerance "per se" Driving Under the Influence of Drugs laws that want to label people impaired drivers because of the presence of a few metabolites left over from last week.The head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, is... more
Researchers from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the University of Iowa had 85 subjects participate in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial where they were tested on a driving simulator before and 30 minutes after smoking a marijuana cigarette.
The researchers found there were no differences between the performance of marijuana smokers and those who were given a placebo in either the simulator's baseline driving segment or its collision-avoidance scenarios. In fact, the only difference between the two groups was that the subjects who got the real stuff were more likely to decrease their speed during certain parts of the simulation.
http://www.asylum.com/2010/06/02/university-of-iowa-marijuana-pot-herb-doesnt-impair-driving-ability/Researchers from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the University of Iowa had 85... more
A daily automobile commute can be a harrowing experience. As it stands drivers only have two safe ways to converse with fellow commuters – the horn, which is almost meaningless these days, and a flurry of unmistakable hand gestures. Yep, when the horn fails those babies really get the message across. But in the digital age where we no longer talk face to face, opting instead for Skype, text, email and a variety of instant messenger services, perhaps the classic hand gestures are in need of an upgrade. Think Geek’s Drivemocion EX could be the new way we’re able to fully convey our messages of frustration and thanks to fellow drivers.
Read more: http://www.whitespace.bz/ws/web/forms/pulse/PulseMainArticle.aspx?id=454A daily automobile commute can be a harrowing experience. As it stands drivers only... more
Chris Hedgecock and Jorge Gonzales are venturing out on an adventure that many may say is a little risky and crazy!. They both have been part of Cars for a Grand for the past few years. Well Today they went out to pick up the Car they have paid $1000 for a '73 Cadillac Eldorado and their plan is to drive from Chicago IL and taking the Historic Route 66 all the way out till they have to junction to continue to California. yes I said California! I got a chance to talk to Chris and Jorge at the start of their journey. I asked them about what made them take on this Extreme Adventure and what they are out to prove.
So check them out at www.carsforagrand.com and be sure to get their facebook and twitter info to keep track of their where abouts on their way back to Cali!Chris Hedgecock and Jorge Gonzales are venturing out on an adventure that many may say... more
This video makes most awesome stories invalid by its very existence. You can't top a video of Christopher Walken driving a car while playing a trumpet (unless you found a video of him doing those and dancing). [via b3ta]This video makes most awesome stories invalid by its very existence. You can't... more
Having mild dementia is no longer a reason to take away an elderly person's car keys, according to newly revised guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.
Citing new evidence that 76 percent of drivers with dementia could still pass on-road skills tests, the AAN changed guidelines that previously discouraged any driving once someone was diagnosed with mild dementia or Alzheimer's. The updated guidelines were unveiled an the AAN's annual meeting in Toronto. "The previous recommendation was that patients with mild dementia should not drive, and that recommendation has been softened," said Dr. Donald Iverson of the Humboldt Neurological Medical Group, Inc., and lead author of the guidelines.
The guidelines cast some light on what is often a contentious issue within families -- when to take away an elderly parent's car keys. It often pits public safety against life fulfillment, as an elderly person's social life has been linked with well being and a longer existence.
The guidelines give more latitude to families and doctors caring for patients with mild dementia or Alzheimer's. But Iverson said further discussion is still needed on what steps to take with elderly drivers as skills worsen with the progression of the disease.
"A demented person behind the wheel of a vehicle can be equivalent to that person having a loaded weapon," said Dr. Sam Gandy, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. "Many news reports of 'out of control' vehicles driven by elderly drivers and plowing into crowds of bystanders are examples of one of the worst outcomes of failing to recognize this problem."
Red flags include driving fewer miles, collisions, moving violations, avoiding driving at night or in the rain and displays of "aggressive or impulsive personality traits."
The revised guidelines also discuss steps doctors can take in the clinic. Iverson said the guidelines are not a directive but rather a resource for physicians to help them determine how to handle patients and their automobiles.
"One should not make arbitrary decisions about stopping driving based on a somewhat arbitrary label of 'mild' dementia," said Steven Ferris, a professor at New York University's Alzheimer's Disease Center. "Actual driving competence varies considerably in mild dementia and such decisions should be made based on observation of actual driving performance, and in close consultation with an experienced professional who has good knowledge about dementia and the particular patient."Having mild dementia is no longer a reason to take away an elderly person's car... more
I'm so happy for the glorious return of SuperNews!
The season opens with an animated sketch about how Obama was able to get the health care bill passed. Then imagine Scooby Doo as a douchebag. Next we have emoticons getting hot and heavy while having cybersex. SuperNews! takes a look at stupid news, in the stupid virus. Then they take a looksy at texting while driving. Finishing with a patriotic piece on immigration.
Watch SuperNews! in its entirety here, or every Thursday at 11pm as part of the Thursday Night Block Party on Current TV.I'm so happy for the glorious return of SuperNews! The season opens with an... more
People with iPhones in hard to navigate places like San Francisco should be pretty excited that MapQuest released an update to their iPhone app that adds free turn-by-turn voice directions.People with iPhones in hard to navigate places like San Francisco should be pretty... more