Jan 12 by jason

The perils of driving in Los Angeles rain

Los Angeles is famous for freaking out when it rains. Recently, Noah Deneau, an electrical engineer from Austin, Texas, graphically illustrated the effect of rain on the rate of traffic crashes in Los Angeles. The results provide a telling snapshot of the perils of driving (and walking and biking) when it’s raining in LA. Deneau…

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Jan 09 by jason

Washington drivers may face hazy DUI laws when it comes to marijuana use

Despite the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, the lines for what constitutes a DUI may remain somewhat fuzzy. Although the state’s new law says a driver is considered legally impaired if he or she has 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood, simply being under the limit may not…

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Jan 12 by GJEL

PTSD affecting Iraq-Afghanistan veterans behind the wheel

Though the amount of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is an ever-decreasing number, the effects of a decade of war will continue to haunt America. For veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the scars of combat can extend to even the mundane parts of life, like driving. A new report in the New York Times highlights…

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