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Is it more dangerous to ride a motorcycle [with a helmet] than to drive a car?

Tell people you want to purchase a motorcycle and the usual response is "I hope you have your will made out" or "I don't want you to die" or similar. The implication is that motorcycle riding is more ...
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Is it illegal to drive with a dirty car in Belarus?

I just saw on Fifth Gear (a UK TV car show) that it was illegal to drive a dirty car in Belarus. A Google search revealed many other people believe this to be true. Can anyone confirm it is true and ...
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Is using a phone while driving more dangerous than driving while drunk?

There have been numerous studies that show how using a phone while driving is more distracting than other non-driving tasks and even worse than driving while intoxicated. Here was a study done in the ...
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Are there places you can't go in the US without paying tolls? [closed]

I work a job that requires 100% travel. I cannot recall ever having to pay a toll since I use Google maps with the "avoid toll" feature. Yet, I have work mates who regularly claim that they go to jobs ...
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Should you speed up driving over a pothole? [closed]

Whenever I'm driving and I see a pothole that I can't avoid, I slow down. A friend of mine though apparently speeds up and told me I should as well. His claim was that running over the pothole at a ...
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Is there a “sweet spot” of secondary engagement that makes driving safer?

From Playing games while driving? BrightDriver's challenging proposition (emphasis added): At first blush, playing games while driving sounds like the kind of thing only the accident-prone would ...
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Did Napoleon introduce driving on the right side because he was left-handed?

Traffic has almost always been keep-to-the-left since at least the time of Rome until relatively recently. Some historians, such as C. Northcote Parkinson, believed that ancient travellers on ...
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Is talking and driving more dangerous than any other type of distraction?

Are there any studies that demonstrate that talking on a cell phone is more dangerous than any other type of distraction? Yes, it seems clear that talking on a cell phone is a distraction, but for ...