Five Important Things Everyone Should Know to Survive the Next Weather Disaster

Humans suck at preparing for disasters. Society barely made it through the scourge of Twitter changing stars to hearts. When the sky darkens, thunder rumbles, or snow starts falling, many people simply fall to pieces. These five tips will help you get through the next big storm that’s bad enough to earn its own scary… »11/13/15 4:30pm11/13/15 4:30pm


All the First Aid Stuff That's Changed Since You First Learned It

When was the last time you took a first aid class? The ‘80s? ‘90s? Like everything in the medical field, first aid is constantly evolving, and what you may have learned to do as a first responder 10 years ago could be completely wrong today. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes over the last few years. »11/12/15 9:18pm11/12/15 9:18pm

The Future Of Helmets Is A Suspension System That Saves Your Brain

Until very recently, helmets have had two jobs: keep things from impaling your head and reduce the force of hitting things that hit it. Two companies unveiled street helmets at the AIMExpo show this year that take things one massively important step further—to protect your brain, as well as your skull. »11/03/15 12:27pm11/03/15 12:27pm

Volvo's Anti-Kangaroo Technology Will Be Useful Way Beyond Australia

Rural Australian drivers don’t really have to worry about psychotic motorcyclists as much as Mad Max you lead you to believe. But they do have a scourge far more deadly; evil beasts called kangaroos. Volvo’s tech to deal with them could be a huge leap in collision-avoidance. »10/30/15 7:40pm10/30/15 7:40pm

Stop Driving Through Floods, You Idiots

When it became clear last week that the looming weather catastrophe wouldn’t be remembered for Hurricane Joaquin, but rather the historic flooding in the Carolinas, I knew that the internet would be plastered with videos of idiots driving through floods come Monday. Idiots came through. Don’t drive through a flood,… »10/05/15 4:20pm10/05/15 4:20pm

Feds Say Fiat Chrysler 'Significantly' Under-Reported Deaths And Injuries In Their Cars

Fiat Chrysler has had a rough go in the safety department lately, or at least in how they’ve clashed with America’s safety regulators. Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced Fiat Chrysler had a “significant” under-reporting of deaths and injuries in their cars, as required by law. »9/29/15 2:39pm9/29/15 2:39pm

What To Do When You're The First On The Scene At An Accident

With the right knowledge and a little bit of forethought, the first person on the scene at a motorcycle accident can make the difference between life and death. I just wish I’d thought about this stuff before I found a rider down, trapped under his own bike on a desolate road. Here’s what happened. »9/23/15 12:05pm9/23/15 12:05pm

Will a Dash Cam Actually Help You After a Car Accident?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, video of the unbelievably stupid things you see on the road is priceless. But can dash cams actually help you out in a sticky situation? Here’s how to decide whether you should get one, as well as the skinny on dash cams in relation to insurance companies and U.S. law. »9/21/15 11:29am9/21/15 11:29am

Justin Wilson's Fatal IndyCar Crash Re-Ignites The Closed Cockpit Debate

With any tragedy in motor racing, there are always calls to improve safety. Now one of the biggest debates in racing has been reignited by the death of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson: whether to phase out the open cockpit race cars found in Formula One, IndyCar and similar series in favor of cars with closed cockpits.… »8/26/15 10:04am8/26/15 10:04am

These Idiots Pointed A Laser At A Police Helicopter 

If pointing a laser at an aircraft is a bad idea (trust me, it is a very bad idea) then pointing a laser at a police air unit is basically like calling ahead to make yourself a reservation in jail. This video shows three individuals in Vaughan, Ontario doing exactly that. If you’re in the mood for some justice porn… »8/19/15 8:41pm8/19/15 8:41pm

The Nürburgring Is Removing Speed Limits And Remodeling For 2016

After a brutal crash at the Nürburgring last March resulted in the death of a spectator, track organizers had to step back and examine their safety situation. Speed limits were slapped on, feeding rumors that “The Green Hell” would lose its character. Don’t worry, the track will be running full noise again next year.… »8/18/15 4:46pm8/18/15 4:46pm

Why Danger Isn't The Key To Making Formula One More Exciting

In light of recent attempts to make F1 more exciting again, some have called for a return to the high stakes, womanizing days of yore, where F1 didn’t apologize for what it was and a simple off would certainly end your race. Here’s why Hooniverse’s Patrick Hoffstetter doesn’t think that’s the answer to F1’s woes.
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