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Three Dangerous Driving Habits

Some driving habits are completely benign, if not socially unacceptable, like rocking out to “Who Let The Dogs Out” on repeat with your windows down. Other driving habits are just plain dangerous

# 1 – Drowsy driving. The real problem with drowsy driving is that pretty socially acceptable. Everybody seems to do it. But they probably wouldn’t if they knew the statistics. Drowsy driving contributes to 100,000 crashes a year.

# 2 – Speeding. There is certainly an acceptable margin of speeding. If there weren’t, then police officers would pull you over for going 1 mph over the speed limit and that’s nearly unheard of. However, speeding excessively lowers your reaction time. It also means you are no longer driving with the flow of traffic, which makes you unpredictable. The result is higher risk of accidents.

# 3 – Failing to yield the right-of-way. This is a common cause of accidents and a dramatic cause of accidents among folks 70 years old and older. If you are unsure about who must yield in certain traffic situations, follow the signage. In the absence of signs, study these rules.

Maybe your questionable taste in music can’t be helped. But your dangerous driving habits can.

Three Dangerous Driving Habits

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Best Historical Attractions In West Virginia

Are you a history buff? We’ve put together a list of the best historical attractions in West Virginia, perfect for your nex outing.

 

Weston Hospital, a.k.a Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

 

This place is fascinating for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s one of the best examples left of the Kirkbride hospitals. It also happens to be the second-largest hand-cut sandstone building in the world, second only to the Kremlin!

 

West Virginia Penitentiary

 

It can be interesting, and enlightening, to visit a prison from a bygone era, an era when prisoners had very little rights. If staring at the gothic-style architecture isn’t unnerving enough, you can take a tour, as they are offered daily, and learn more about all of the riots and infamous inmates.

 

Wheeling Suspension Bridge

 

This beautiful engineering marvel was once the largest suspension bridge in the world between the years of 1849 and 1851. It was the first bridge to span the Ohio River and its existence was essential to the success of the National Road.

 

Even for those well-versed in the subject, the historical attractions in West Virginia can amaze as they each reveal something special about the history of the state.

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