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Should you drink coffee in the car?

People drink coffee in the car all of the time. For many workers during that early morning commute, it is just a staple of their everyday routine. Others buy it late at night when they need to keep driving but they know they're getting tired. Even just getting a cup of gas station coffee, though it may not be delicious, helps them keep going.

After a hit and run, should you follow the other car?

You get involved in a hit and run. As the other driver starts to take off, you can hardly believe what you're seeing. Your first instinct is to chase them down to make sure they are held accountable. You're already considering potential costs: Damage to your car, hospital bills, doctor's bills, lost wages, etc. Should you chase them?

Backup cameras are not a perfect safety device

Backup cameras, once a new tech feature you had to pay extra for, are now standard equipment on new cars. Many drivers love them for the way that they make it easier to parallel park and help them back into or out of their driveways. It gives them a sense of confidence and means that they can still look forward while backing up, maintaining their most common driving posture, rather than twisting around to peer out the back window.

A GPS can be a distraction, despite being focused on cars

A GPS unit can be used by someone who is walking, running or riding a bike, but most people use it in the car. It has completely replaced the paper map, and many modern drivers can't believe they ever got around without it. Thinking of reading a map or printing out step-by-step directions sounds archaic.

It's getting more dangerous for cyclists

Car vs. bicycle accidents typically result in serious injuries for the cyclist, even at low speeds. A cyclist who is wearing a helmet has more protection than one without, but it's also the only protection he or she has. The person in the car likely will not suffer any injuries, but the cyclist could be critically injured or even killed.

Are police chases too dangerous?

Police chases are a staple of movies and a semi-common occurrence in real life, something most people have watched on the news at night -- if they haven't seen one in person. When a driver decides to run, we expect the police to flip on the lights and the siren and give chase.

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