There is and it works. I've always been annoyed by how bulky and ugly traditional bicycle helmets are, but then I've also fallen from a bicycle while not wearing one and it wasn't pretty. This looks really good, sort of like an airbag for your head. http://vimeo.com/43038579 One question though, what do you do with … Continue reading Do you know there’s such a thing as an invisible bicycle helmet?
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved remarkably. Demonstrating this was a crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, which you can see in the video embedded below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMK1WZjP7g In a real-world collision similar … Continue reading A crash test between a 1959 and a 2009 Chevrolet
This video from the National Geographic shows different breeds of modern dogs and how they attack their prey. Heavier dogs use their own body weight to bring you down, and lighter dogs build up momentum by running and jumping at you. The video also talks about bite strength and how head size affects it. Takeaway … Continue reading How different dogs attack
In Romania, many roadways are lined with trees. It could be walnut trees, or poplar trees, or fruit trees of some sort -- the point is, they decorate each side of the road, standing guard, so to speak. I happen to think they enhance the beauty of the road, but I've heard talk of people … Continue reading Are roadside trees a safety concern?
So many traffic accidents happen when we don't keep our proper distance from the cars in front of us. Here's a simple equation to help you do just that: Distance (in car lengths) = (Speed/10) - 1 Let me explain it. Say you're going along at 20 mph -- the distance between your car and … Continue reading A rule of thumb to help you avoid accidents
Ligia and I were taking a leisurely walk on Beach Drive last night (Friday), when we were confronted with the overpowering smell of spilled fuel. On our way there, we'd seen a fire engine, but we didn't think twice about it. This time, I thought I'd inquire, camera in hand. After walking through 100 yards … Continue reading Accident on I-495
Like chicken soup, but full of plump bits of juicy data: The Cellar is running a few shots of a nasty deer accident in IotD. Kinda graphic, but thankfully the driver was okay. Watch for those deer, folks! Drive slower when you're in wooded areas. You never know when one of them will jump out … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2007-05-10
A parachutist from New Zealand by the name of Michael Holmes somehow survived a major parachute malfunction from several thousand feet with only a broken ankle, a collapsed lung, and a broken nose. And on top of it all, he wanted to keep jumping afterwards... Talk about not learning your lesson. The first part is … Continue reading Amazing survivor of parachute malfunction
I own a MINI. I am against gas-guzzlers of any size, shape or form. Yet I enjoyed driving a SUV recently. Here's why. I had brought my MINI Cooper S into the dealership for service. There were a few things I wanted them to look at, things that were troubling me. Because I'm fairly obsessive-compulsive, … Continue reading SUVs: a guilty pleasure