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Bicyclists should choose their helmets carefully

Bicycle helmets are not without controversy. Statistically, helmet use is not the key to reducing bicycling injuries. True safety is far more dependent on things like car speed limits, bike lanes and other bicycle infrastructure. Bicyclists are safest when there are lots of them and motorists consistently factor them into safe driving practices. But if we accept that an accident is going to happen, the rider is much better off wearing a helmet than not wearing one.

Does anyone want an autonomous motorcycle?

While there are certainly exceptions, many of the cars on the road today were purchased without much thought to the joy of driving them. People want cars to be safe. They want cars to be reliable. Only a small percentage of car buyers are looking for a thrill in driving their vehicles. For the average car buyer, a car that drives itself would be very appealing, provided it did so in a safe and efficient manner.

Could the new iPhone "do not disturb" feature make roads safer?

Distracted driving is a rampant problem nationwide, with cellphone use contributing to approximately 1 in 4 crashes, according to the National Safety Council. Despite ongoing public safety campaigns designed to curb the problem, however, 33 percent of Americans still report that they've engaged in texting while driving within the last month. Clearly, something's not working.

Want to survive in traffic? Unlearn these 3 bad driving habits.

When you're out driving, the hazards in your vicinity aren't the only dangers that you need to avoid. Sometimes, the most dangerous roadway factors originate within your own vehicle. These common bad driving habits have the potential to put your life in jeopardy, so retrain your brain to avoid them at all costs.

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