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Are lifted trucks more dangerous?

You see lifted trucks all over Alaska, and you know that they tend to perform well on dirt roads, in the snow and even in off-road situations. This is a wild state where you can't always count on pavement being available. It does seem like having a lifted vehicle with oversized tires makes some sense.

The most dangerous food item for drivers is also the most popular

When it comes to distraction in the car, it's clear from studies and accident reports that the risks increase when people decide to eat. It's simply a distraction that most people cannot afford. When you eat or drink -- not even counting alcohol -- you cannot watch the road, you cannot hold the steering wheel with both hands, and you have something to think about other than driving. All of that increases accident odds.

Here's how your brain works when you multitask

The reason that texting while driving is so dangerous is that human beings cannot actually multitask. They can do one thing at a time. Studies have found that deliberately focusing on single tasks is always what gives you the best results. That's why you're the safest driver you can be when you focus on driving.

Distracted driving and the smartphone epidemic

In previous generations, parents worried that their kids would become addicted to cigarettes, cocaine or heroin. They worried about underage drinking and drunk driving. They knew that these addictive substances could change their children's lives forever, could cause deadly car accidents and could even take their lives.

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