Cabbies drive for a living, so they should be good at following the rules of the road, right? If you asked that question to anyone who has taken a cab in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, or any other major city, you’d likely get laughed out of the room.

Now, that’s not to say that all taxi cab drivers are reckless—that would be far too broad a generalization. There are plenty of good cab drivers out there, but there are also quite a few bad ones who cause some harrowing and serious accidents. [...]

You know how it is: as usual, you’re running late for work. You think, “I’ll make those calls on the road to save time.” So you pick up your phone and start dialing. Or maybe you’re running late and decide to text your boss to let her know. Makes sense, right? In our busy schedules, any way to cut corners and save time is a big help.

Unfortunately, your time-saving strategy is actually a form of “distracted driving,” an illegal activity that can not only earn you a traffic ticket, but it can [...]

You know that moment of panic when you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror? As you silently pray that it’s not you the police want to pull over, you’re having a universal experience, because everyone has skirted traffic laws now and then. We speed up rather than slow down for yellow lights, or roll past a stop sign rather than come to a full stop. And because we get away with these minor traffic violations so often, they become habits and not good ones.

There are also times when you shouldn’t [...]

You know that moment of panic when you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror? As you silently pray that it’s not you the police want to pull over, you’re having a universal experience, because everyone has skirted traffic laws now and then. We speed up rather than slow down for yellow lights, or roll past a stop sign rather than come to a full stop. And because we get away with these minor traffic violations so often, they become habits—and not good ones.

There are also times when you shouldn’t be [...]

One of the American values that we hold dear is the freedom of speech, as well as expression of that freedom. There are many who valiantly spend a lifetime pursuing passions that they hold dear. In some cases, experiencing this freedom is defined as “activism.” According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the definition of activism is “a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.”

 

This past week, in what appeared to be an act of such a passion, a [...]