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Illinois drivers may be banned from pumping their own gas
Drivers in Illinois would be prohibited from pumping their own gas if state lawmakers pass a proposed bill.
The Gas Station Attendant Act, introduced by Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Oak Park), “provides that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in the state unless it is pumped by a gas station attendant employed at the gas station.”
Proponents say the bill would create jobs. Critics say it would raise gas prices. The proposal comes after the state of Illinois doubled its tax on gas in 2019.
Electric scooter use results in 20 injuries per 100,000 trips, CDC finds
People are getting injured while riding electric scooters. This shouldn’t come as a huge shock to anyone who has noticed the explosion of dockless, shareable two-wheelers over the last year and a half. But the degree to which people are breaking bones and sustaining head injuries is alarming public health officials who released a major study into scooter-related injuries on Thursday.
The study, which was conducted by the Public Health and Transportation departments in Austin, Texas, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identified a total of 271 people with potential scooter-related injuries from September 5th through November 30th, 2018. The study was presented by the CDC at its Epidemic Intelligence Service conference in Atlanta.
ALMOST HALF OF THE INJURED RIDERS SUSTAINED HEAD INJURIES
During the study period, there were a total of 182,333 hours of e-scooter use, 891,121 miles ridden on e-scooters, and 936,110 e-scooter trips. The research team calculated that there were 20 individuals injured per 100,000 e-scooter trips taken during the three-month period.
Most of the AV Accidents in California Are Caused By Human Drivers
PROBLEM CAUSERS. Want to ensure an autonomous vehicle (AV) doesn’t get into an accident? Get pesky humans out of the way.
That’s the takeaway from a new report by Axios, anyway. After looking at all the incident reports filed with State of California Department of Motor Vehicles between 2014 and 2018, the company found that people were responsible for 81 of the 88 accidents involving AVs.
Why you should never ride with your feet on the dash of your car
Propping your legs up on a vehicle's dashboard could break your body for life.
Airbags deploy at between 100 and 220 miles per hour, and could "send your knees through your eye sockets" in the event of a crash, Tennessee's Chattanooga Fire Department warns.
The message, one the department shared last year, too, is a frightening one that a Georgia woman is all too familiar with.