Drunk-drivers, rejoice! You’ve been dethroned from your perch as ‘most dangerous drivers’ on the streets by text-drivers!
Ever since the mobile phone boom occurred in the past 13 years, there have been an increasing number of accidents on the road that involve drivers spending more time watching their hands punch the keypads of their phones than watching the road.
It’s become such an alarming road hazard that a number of states, including Alaska, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Washington, have already issued bans texting while driving.
And while studies on the comparisons between the dangers of drunk-driving and texting while driving have been around for a while, no one has ever done an actual test of it; that is until Car and Driver took to the test tracks to see if the allegations on texting while driving holds any merit.
In the latest issue of Car and Driver, the magazine’s EIC, Eddie Alterman took his intern, Jordan Brown, with him on a test track to determine the actual dangers of driving while using a handheld device.
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What you need: 4 Jack stands Wrench Use a wrench to loosen the lug nuts of the tire on all four tires of the car. Loosen a little bit; do not remove the lug nuts. Jack up the car by using for jack stands. Remove the lug nuts in a star pattern from the right side of the car (front and rear tire). Put the front tire on the back and the back tire on the front. Screw back on the lug nuts in (...) More
What you need: Rubber gloves (if necessary) Paper towels Ammonia Bucket 2 Sponges or washcloths Towel Remove all of the vomit, using a rubber glove (if necessary) and paper towels. Open all of the car doors while you clean to let the vomit and ammonia smell leave the inside of the car. Mix a quarter of a cup of ammonia and a cup of warm water into a bucket. Take a sponge or (...) More
What you need: · Entire windshield wiper blades (to find out what is the correct replacement look in your owners manual. You can buy these blades in any auto part store.) · Flathead screwdriver may be required. Remember to buy the entire blade not just the rubber insert. Look at your windshield wiper and find in the replacement package for the attachment that matches it. Read the directions on the package to see how you connect (...) More
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