You Could Get an $1140 Speeding Ticket

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You Could Get an $1140 Speeding Ticket

You are probably not the type to try to set a land-speed record but getting an expensive ticket is a lot easier than you think…

Let’s say that you unfortunately become one of the over 100,000 people who will receive a speeding ticket today (about one in every six drivers get a speeding ticket in one year).

The average cost of a traffic ticket, including court fees, is roughly $150. Ouch. That’s enough to keep you motivated to do the speed limit, but the scary news is the affect speeding can have on your insurance.

Insurance.com did an analysis of more than 32,000 insurance policies sold (one-car, single-driver policies). Here’s the effect it could have on your insurance:

0 Violations = $1119 Average Annual Premium
1 Violations = $1318 Average Annual Premium
2 Violations = $1497 Average Annual Premium
3 Violations = $1713 Average Annual Premium

If you have just one violation that could raise your insurance premium by $199 a year. Multiply that by 5 years and add in the original $150 fine and your actual cost could be $1140. Two tickets would raise your five year cost to $2190!

If you’ve got a family policy and lose a good-driver discount, having a couple of tickets could get even more expensive.

There’s a good reason why speeding tickets can impact your insurance so much. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one-third of fatal accidents in the United States are due to speeding.

Not only is speeding expensive and unsafe, it also lowers your gas mileage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as a rule of thumb, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.18 per gallon for gas (at $2.50 per gallon).

Most speeding offenses are committed by people age 17 to 24, so if you know of someone in that age group – please share this article with them.

HONDA’S AUTONOMOUS ATV IS COMING FOR ALL YOUR JOBS

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Despite the promise the new year brings, there’s one thing we probably won’t see in 2019: fully autonomous cars, even though seemingly every major tech and auto company is getting into the race. This now includes Honda, who just three months ago pledged $2 billion to a self-driving car partnership with GM.

While that may seem like an all-in sort of wager, Honda isn’t putting all of its self-driving eggs in one basket. On January 8th at the Consumer Electronics Show, they will be presenting an autonomous ATV. We repeat, Honda’s got an autonomous ATV.

Officially christened the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, it’s based on the company’s ATV chassis and “features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of guiding the unit in almost any environment; a rail accessory mount system for limitless accessories and attachments; and onboard power plug-ins.” While a concept technically debuted at last year’s CES trade showunder the name 3E-D18, this past year it was put through trial by fire — literally.

Honda beta tested the AWV in three different scenarios: mowing at a solar farm, spraying and carrying crops at an agricultural college, and hauling gear for a wildland firefighting division. But other potential applications include search and rescue, construction and snow removal.

The keyword there is “potential.” Since it’s the purview of Honda R&D Americas (that is, their research and development arm) this is still in the prototype phase. And as CES is still a trade show, though it’s become more of a social media launchpad, Honda is less concerned with consumer interest than business interest.

“Honda is looking for additional partners to evolve the technology and develop attachments or accessories that will expand the potential uses for the Autonomous Work Vehicle,” said Pete Wendt, senior planner in Advanced Product Planning at Honda R&D Americas.

So all you snow blowers and lawn mowers can rest easy tonight. Your jobs are safe, for another few months at least.

Original Article: https://www.insidehook.com/nation/honda-autonomous-work-vehicle-atv-ces

 

 

 

We’ve Been Carrying Car Seats All Wrong

We’ve Been Carrying Car Seats All Wrong

Carrying a car seat can be stressful on your back, shoulders, and arms. And during this time of year when you may also be toting around extra packages and items, the stress gets even worse.

Luckily, Emily Puente, DC, CACCP, of Bridge Family Chiropractic, created a viral video that easily shows you how to eliminate that ache and awkward stride that comes with lugging around a bulky car seat. Here’s a quick summary from the video above:

1. Turn the car seat, so your baby is facing you
2. Loop your arm that’s directly next to the car seat through the handle, so the handle rests on the inside of your elbow
3. Twist your hand, so it’s facing away from your body, and use it to support the car seat underneath the handle

Share this with someone you know that has an infant, and you’ll make their day a little less stressful.

Honda Wins 6 Best Buy Awards

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Honda Wins 6 Best Buy Awards

Six Honda models took top honors in their respective categories in the 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, making Honda the most awarded brand of 2019. The awards reflect the spectrum of Honda’s balanced lineup, with passenger cars, light trucks and electrified vehicles all represented.

Honda’s six category winners are as follows:

– Honda Civic-Compact Car
– Honda Insight-Compact Car
– Honda Accord-Midsize Car
– Honda HR-V-Subcompact Crossover
– Honda Pilot-Midsize Crossover
– Honda Ridgeline-Compact Pickup

Each year Consumer Guide Automotive editors select the best vehicles from 20 segments to receive Best Buy Awards, with vehicle price and value being major factors in their selection process. By prioritizing these key consideration points in the car-buying process, the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards serve a practical purpose to everyday car shoppers. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Consumer Guide Automotive is one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry.

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