My only key work requirements are a good phone line, a solid internet connection and a major airport within driving distance well, a quiet room and a pot of coffee are pretty important as well. After a lot of data gathering, analysis and pro-con list making, my wife and I have chosen to relocate from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Pueblo, Colorado. Within Colorado and perhaps elsewhere, Pueblo has a somewhat unfavorable reputation due primarily to a relatively weak economy that has struggled since the decline of the steel industry in the s. Although Pueblo still has a long way to go to regain economic vibrancy, I see significant progress and Pueblo currently presents, in my opinion, an unbelievable bargain.
In the first study of its kind, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS has found vehicles equipped with front crash prevention are much less likely to rear-end other vehicles.
The autobrake systems also greatly reduce injury crashes. The same goes for the whiplash injuries that often result from these crashes and can cause a lot of pain and lost productivity.
That may soon change, however. Using police reports allows researchers to identify front-to-rear crashes in order to gauge front crash prevention systems' effectiveness specifically for the type of collision they are designed to address. The study For the study, researchers looked at police-reported rear-end crashes in 22 states during involving Acura, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and Volvo vehicles with optional front crash prevention.
The crash rates of vehicles equipped with the technology were compared with the crash rates of the same models without front crash prevention. Individual vehicles with the technology were identified using trim level information or, in some cases, lists of vehicle identification numbers supplied by the manufacturers.
A separate analysis of City Safety, Volvo's standard low-speed autobrake system, was conducted by comparing the S60 model with other midsize luxury four-door cars and the XC60 with other midsize luxury SUVs. Unlike the City Safety-equipped Volvos, none of the comparison vehicles had standard front crash prevention.
Only rear-end crashes in which the study and comparison models struck other vehicles were considered.
The study also shows that autobrake reduces injuries. For example, all of the study vehicles except for some Honda Accords and most of the City Safety-equipped Volvos had adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control works like regular cruise control but uses sensors to track the vehicle in front to maintain a safe following distance.
It is possible that some of the observed benefit for front crash prevention systems in avoiding rear-end collisions is actually a result of adaptive cruise control. However, unlike front crash prevention, drivers must activate adaptive cruise control every time they use it, and the feature generally isn't used for all types of driving.
Lane departure warning was packaged with front crash prevention on the Hondas, Subarus, and some Volvos included in the study, but it is unlikely to have affected rear-end crashes. Speed a factor Cicchino performed an additional analysis of City Safety vehicles to see how the effect of the system varied depending on a road's speed limit.
The study vehicles had a version of City Safety that works at speeds up to 19 mph. A newer version works at speeds up to 30 mph. Despite its speed limitation, City Safety had the biggest effect on roads with speed limits of mph. In addition, City Safety can come into play whenever there is congestion on a higher-speed road.Making extra money has changed my life.
So much so that I wrote an entire book about it. In my book Hustle Away Debt I talk about how you can pay off your debt faster through side hustles. Side hustles are essentially ways to make extra money outside of your job. Why Relocate to Pueblo Colorado. February 1, [After you read this you can check out my Pueblo 5-year Report Card].
I’m one of the growing numbers of fortunate people who are able to work from a home office and can live just about anywhere in the US. Find the latest business news on Wall Street, jobs and the economy, the housing market, personal finance and money investments and much more on ABC News.
Now that Mara Wilson, 25, is an adult and has a voice, she's started an interesting blog (launched in December). A recent post in which she describes how she feels about her career as a child actor is getting some attention. Mara is a graduate of NYU and a playwright. Said Mara on celebrity: "The celebrity aspect is nothing short of ridiculous, and auditioning is brutal and dehumanizing.
Find the latest business news on Wall Street, jobs and the economy, the housing market, personal finance and money investments and much more on ABC News. Nonetheless, if women must be in the workforce for the sake of requiring dual incomes, the least they can do is enter a profession where they are just as fully capable as men in performance standards, and where they are close to guaranteed to be coming home safely to their boyfriend, husband, and/or children every night..
Being a police officer is not one of those professions.