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Berlin attempts (and fails) to ban Uber

Berlin attempts (and fails) to ban Uber

August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Berlin Senate is trying to kick Uber out, reports the BBC. The city’s department of civil and regulatory affairs announced a ban on the car-sharing app in a statement last Wednesday, citing safety concerns for passengers traveling in unlicensed cars driven by drivers without licenses, as well as protection for the taxi business. “The […]

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Teen drivers trading down in vehicle safety

Teen drivers trading down in vehicle safety

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

New research says that many teenagers are operating cars that lack significant safety technology or good crash protection, reports the New York Times. The research, released last week by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also notes that while teenagers are already at a higher crash risk regardless of what car they drive, the risks […]

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Marijuana linked to higher car fatality rates

Marijuana linked to higher car fatality rates

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of fatal car crashes involving marijuana use tripled between 2000 and 2010, according to a recently released Columbia University study. As MSN reports, researchers ran toxicological investigations on almost 24,000 vehicle fatalities, finding that use of the drug “played at least some role” in twelve percent of fatalities. This study, along with a […]

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