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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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Comedy Central
Comedy Central
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Streets Belong to the Elderly as Older Drivers Outnumber the Younger

We’ve all heard the stories of elderly drivers with poor vision who drive through the front of stores or hit pedestrians — just watch South Park. If you’re one of those people who are freaked out by these often times urban legends, a new study from the University of Michigan might freak you out even more. Apparently, for the first time there are more older drivers on the road than younger drivers.

 

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Tobyotter, Flickr
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Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There to Help With the Dead-Body Smell In Your SUV

That new-car smell is one of the joys of purchasing a vehicle. It’s hard to define, but one thing is for sure: it isn’t supposed to remind you of a dead body.

Margarita Salais from Michigan says that’s exactly what her SUV smelled like, and she’s now suing the dealership with help from State Farm for her money back.

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WKRN
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Massive Accident Involving 176 Cars Kills One and Injures 16 in Tennessee [VIDEO]

Thursday morning was a dangerous time to be on State Highway 386 in Sumner County, just north of Nashville, Tennessee — three separate chain-reaction crashes involving a staggering 176 cars left one person dead and another 16 injured.

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Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images
Jared C. Tilton, Getty Images
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This Day in History for November 28 – First US Car Race and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (More info)

1895 – Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (More info)

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Steven Depelo, Flickr
Steven Depelo, Flickr
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White and Silver Are the Most Popular Car Colors in the World — Survey of the Day

According to the DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report, which has been tracking worldwide trends in car colors for 59 years, white and silver tied for the most popular car colors on the planet in 2011, each grabbing 22 percent of the market share.

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ABC News
ABC News
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Google Might Start Manufacturing Driverless Cars [VIDEO]

After changing the way we use the Internet, is Google preparing to change the way we drive?

Since 2005, Google has been developing a driverless car, which navigates itself with sensors, Google’s street view software and artificial intelligence.

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ABC News
ABC News
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New Toyota Technology Could Help the Paralyzed Walk [VIDEO]

On November 2 in Tokyo, auto maker Toyota unveiled several robotic devices designed to help paralyzed people and the elderly walk.

These robots include sensors that detect the user’s posture, grasp and holding strength, and motor control technology that facilitates someone’s desired motion.

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