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Texting Raises Crash Risk 23 Times, Study Finds - Series - NYTimes.com
'Of the 2,501 drivers surveyed this spring, 95 percent said that texting was unacceptable behavior. Yet 21 percent of drivers said they had recently texted or e-mailed while driving. About half of drivers 16 to 24 said they had texted while driving, compared with 22 percent of drivers 35 to 44.
'“It’s convenient,” said Robert Smith, 22, a recent college graduate in Windham, Me. He says he regularly texts and drives even though he recognizes that it is a serious risk. He would rather text, he said, than take time on a phone call. “I put the phone on top of the steering wheel and text with both thumbs,” he said, adding that he often has exchanges of 10 messages or more. Sometimes, “I’ll look up and realize there’s a car sitting there and swerve around it.” Mr. Smith, who was not part of the AAA survey, said he was surprised by the findings in the new research about texting. “I’m pretty sure that someday it’s going to come back to bite me,” he said of his behavior.'
risk  driving  technology  outbasket  outbox 
july 2009 by Michael.Massing
The Aerocivic: Ugly as Sin, But Hey - It Gets 95 MPG | Autopia from Wired.com
Seems to owe a design debt to the teardrop shape of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car.
energy  environment  driving 
december 2007 by Michael.Massing

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