By marfdrat on January 7, 2013
Why not? Since driving involves both decision-making and physical skills, it makes sense to have kids spend longer doing those things before they get their license.
Giving children as young as 11 experience behind the wheel could potentially slash accident rates and save lives.
By marfdrat on March 19, 2012
Easy question, right? For Travis Chambers’ wife, it’s not so easy. If she ever figures out what he’s done…well, she might not figure it out. Don’t they teach math in school anymore?
By marfdrat on December 14, 2011
This week the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that there be a national ban on cell phone use by drivers. This seems like the typical big-government-every-issue-is-a-nail-and-we-have-a-big-hammer approach to solving perceived “problems.” Let’s pass another law! Radley Balko (the Agitator) has a solution that would work in many cases like this: use common sense. If you’re driving, don’t spend a lot of time looking away from the road. If you’re a legislator, hey – you can’t control everything that people do; it’s just not possible. Balko writes about it in US News:
By marfdrat on October 18, 2011
Interesting – and not really surprising. Do you notice every day while driving around how many people are looking down at their phones? Here’s what happens when they don’t have anything to look at.
By marfdrat on January 14, 2011
You see it all the time. Somebody in front of you is driving really slow, or erratically, or they’re slow to get going from the stop light. When you blast around them, you see the reason: they’re talking on the phone. It’s pretty much part of the canon of accepted theories that talking on the phone while you’re driving leads to more crashes. Is that really true? Some researchers from the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics have done a study that casts some doubt on the veracity of that claim.