What you missed on 7.23.14

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distracted drivingCellphone bans don’t reduce accidents?

It’s true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding themselves distracted by other items, or is cellphone use behind the wheel less dangerous than you might think? We don’t know, but experts are doing their level best to figure out what these statistics mean.

2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RSQuick Spin: 2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

We call it the Jukiest Juke. Clever, right? Of course, it’s those clever engineers at Nissan that deserve praise for putting more turbocharged power into the brand’s funky looking hatchback/crossover… thing. Sure, it’s styling still causes divisions, but one thing can’t be argued with: It’s a heck of a lot of fun behind the wheel. Check out our Quick Spin for all the details.

Fatal accident signOdds of dying in a traffic accident by location

What are the chances? Well, if you’re talking about the chances of being fatally struck by lightning, about a million to one (just don’t tell that to Roy C. Sullivan). If you’re talking about the chances of dying in a car accident, well, that depends on where you live. If you call Massachusetts or Washington DC home, you’re in luck. West Virginia, South Carolina or North Dakota? Watch out.

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