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How Self-driving Cars Would Save Thousands of Lives

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyBy Jean Lowly of the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker. They do such a good job, in fact, that a new study says self-driving cars and trucks hold the potential to transform driving by eliminating the majority of traffic deaths, significantly reducing congestion and providing tens of billions …

Older Bikers Risk Greater Injuries in Crashes

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAttention all you aging “Easy Riders” — according to a new study, motorcyclists 60 or older were three times more likely to end up in a hospital with severe injuries than were riders in their 20s and 30s. Middle-aged riders, 40 to 59,  fared somewhat better but were still 66 percent more likely to sustain serious injury than were younger bikers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Brown University study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, looked at 1.5 million …