January 20, 2014

Leave the Phone Alone!

1 Distracted Teen Drivers Most Crash-Prone

Distracted driving is dangerous at any age, but especially for teens, and especially the taking or making of phone calls. An 18-month study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that while adults are roughly twice as likely to crash or have a near miss while dialing or reaching for the phone, teens are eight times more likely. By comparison, teens are only four times more likely to crash or near miss when texting. Moreover, teens are three times as crash-prone when eating while at the wheel, and seven times as likely to crash or near-crash when reaching for some object in the car, neither of which activities raised adults' rate of crashes or near misses. It should be noted that teens are 6 percent of all drivers but 11 percent of those involved in fatal accidents.

More at Sfchronicle.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Teens' Music Makes Them Worse Drivers

Tags: Teenage Driver Dangers, Distracted Teenage Drivers, Driving While Phoning, Teen Driver Accident Rates

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No One Is Fooled by Margarine

2 Unilever Gives Up Fight Against Butter

Unilever, maker of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and Country Crock, has decided to give up the fight against butter. The company now embraces butter, and they’ve been adding it to their Rama product in Germany. One of the world’s biggest makers of margarine, Unilever has been faced with years of declining sales of margarine spreads. Consumers want more natural and less processed foods, and butter sales have risen. Bloomberg reports that Unilever investors have been calling for the sale of some or all of the company’s spreads.

More at Bloomberg | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Iowa Fair Features Fried Butter on a Stick

Tags: Margarine, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Country Crock, Rama Germany, Unilver Gives Up Fight Against Butter

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