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Texting Can Double A Driver’s Reaction Time
2011-10-06 09:53:33

[ Watch the Video ] The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has determined that a driver´s reaction time is doubled when distracted by reading or sending a text message, according to results from a new study published Wednesday. The study reveals how texting impairment is even greater than many experts previously believed, and also demonstrates how texting drivers are less able to react to sudden hazards. “Essentially texting while driving doubles a driver's reaction...

2011-07-20 11:22:00

SEATTLE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent poll helped explain a phenomenon that vexes many Washington drivers: why it seems that our highways are clogged with "left-lane campers," the people who drive continuously in the passing lane of multilane roadways, obstructing traffic. According to the PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll, 43 percent of Washington drivers don't know that impeding the flow of traffic in the left lane is against the law. "If almost half of drivers don't know that...

2009-12-23 09:16:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford's new three-blink lane change technology gives drivers a way to avoid an annoyance on the road with a simple flick of the indicator that turns off automatically A recent driving survey puts people who leave their turn signals on for miles in the "Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves" list The new feature appears on the 2011 Ford Fiesta, which goes on sale in summer 2010 with a projected best-in-class fuel economy of 40 mpg highway and an...

2009-09-12 12:43:39

Five actresses from the TV series Vampire Diaries were arrested for allegedly flashing drivers in Smarr, Ga., a police report reveals. TMZ.com reported Friday the actresses from the fledgling CW series were taken into custody Aug. 22 after allegedly exposing themselves to motorists from a Smarr overpass as part of a photo shoot for cameraman Tyler Shields. Dozens of drivers called authorities to report the women's escapades. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the actresses released on...

2009-06-17 09:40:26

A policeman picked the wrong person when he ticketed a Washington lawyer for flashing his headlights to acknowledge an upcoming speed trap, the lawyer says. Mark Zaid, who represents government whistle blowers, doesn't view the $50 ticket he received in Maryland as insignificant and wants an apology from the officer who issued it, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. The issue of whether motorists have a right to warn others about speed enforcement zones has been the subject of debate in...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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