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SUVs Are 28 Percent More Likely To Kill Other Drivers In A Crash, Which Is Somehow A Massive Improvement

If you’re driving a car that’s hit by another vehicle, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says you’re 28 percent more likely to die if that vehicle is an SUV. That’s not exactly great news, but considering SUVs used to be 132 percent more deadly than cars, it’s a welcome improvement.Read more… […]

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How to Avoid Ingesting Microplastics

Microscopic bits of plastic are everywhere. They’re in the oceans, being eaten by marine life. They’re in bottled water, having detached from the plastic of the bottle itself. While the health implications are unclear, here are a few ways you can avoid microplastics if you’d like to minimize how much you’re exposed to.Read more… Continue […]

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How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

People shouldn’t walk on escalators. (It slows down the flow at rush hour.) According to a recent CBC report, all the walkers are breaking escalators faster. The Otis Elevator Company even says that walking on the escalator is a safety hazard. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here because of a…Read […]

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How to Ride an Escalator, According to Escalator Manufacturers

People shouldn’t walk on escalators. (It slows down the flow at rush hour.) According to a recent CBC report, all the walkers are breaking escalators faster. The Otis Elevator Company even says that walking on the escalator is a safety hazard. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. We’re here because of a…Read […]

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Bosch Hopes Triggering Explosions Will Actually Make Electric Cars Safer When They Crash

Building an electric vehicle isn’t as easy as swapping a fuel tank for a battery and a gas-guzzling engine for an electric motor, it requires an extensive redesign of the car as we know it, including planning for new risks when an accident occurs. That’s where Bosch thinks intentional explosions could actually make…Read more… Continue […]

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After Crash, Kevin Hart May Be Sued For Not Having Modern Safety Equipment In His Old Car

On September 1, Jared Black rolled Kevin Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda into a ditch. Hart and Black both sustained major back injuries, while a third passenger suffered minor injuries. Now, TMZ reports that Hart is preparing to be sued because his car did not have airbags or safety harnesses.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Formula 3 Car Hits “Sausage Kerb,” Gets Launched Into The Air

There’s been a decent amount of debate over whether or not so-called “sausage kerbs” are actually safety devices. While they’re supposed to slow cars down by punishing drivers who take a wide line, they’re also glorified speed bumps that can devastate low-slung cars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook’s New Dating Service

Gone are the days of poking people on Facebook that you wanted to poke in real life. Facebook officially debuted its new dating service in the U.S. yesterday, and that very sentence should cause privacy advocates a bit of alarm—especially since it was only a few days ago when the news hit that another security […]

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