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Four California cities ranked in a list of top 10 hot spots for drunk driving convictions, which ranks cities nationally on where drivers were most frequently cited for drunk driving and related violations.

San Diego and San Jose ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively. San Francisco finished in 8th place on the survey of 20 major metropolitan areas by Foster City-based Insurance.com, just one spot behind the erstwhile City of Angels, Los Angeles.
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Is technology a better way to keep us from talking and driving? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says it could be, while it also cautions that talking-and-driving laws aren’t always as effective or durable as legislators think.

In a release issued today, the IIHS says it’s studied how drivers react in the long term, to laws banning handheld cellphone use. The insurance industry-funded research group studied drivers in two metro Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON — Drip, drip, drip come the studies one after another, reinforcing the threat to the Northeast from rising sea levels along the U.S. and Canadian east coast.

If Greenland’s ice melts at moderate to high rates, ocean circulation by 2100 could shift and cause sea levels off the Northeast coast of North America to rise by about 12 to 20 inches more than other coastal areas, researchers report Wednesday in Geophysical Research Read the rest of this entry »