If your friends aren’t responsible enough to tell you that you’re too drunk to drive, maybe your tortilla chips will be?
Tostitos is rolling out a new bag right now that has a built in BREATHALYZER. You breathe into the sensor on the bag, and if it detects any alcohol on your breath, the design on the bag turns red and flashes a message that says “Don’t drink and drive.”
The bags are only going to be around for a limited time, but you should definitely try to get one for your Super Bowl party.
Lady Gaga joins James for a drive through Los Angeles singing her classics and tracks from her new album, “Joanne” before James tries on some of her classic looks and lets her take the wheel.
Someone in northern England saw a woman drive by on Sunday covered in BLOOD, and called the cops to report an assault. They also said the guy she was with had been BITING her.
So the cops started searching for them, and managed to pull them over. And sure enough, there was blood all over them, and the guy had some around his mouth.
But the woman HADN’T actually been assaulted, and everything was fine. It turned out they both work as movie extras . . . and they were on their way to a job where they had to play ZOMBIES.
So all the blood was fake, and they had special contacts in to make their eyes look weird.
The cops ended up letting them go, but the photo they posted on their Twitter page is making the rounds online.
(Manchester Evening News)
This could seriously change your commute this morning . . . and for the rest of your life. So listen up.
Whenever you have to merge, you know those jerks who drive past everyone else, and wait until the VERY LAST SECOND to merge? Like in a construction zone? It turns out they’re actually doing it the RIGHT way. And everyone else is wrong.
It’s called the “zipper merge” method. Because if everyone does it, the two lanes look like a zipper coming together.
The Department of Transportation in Kansas started promoting it recently, and officials in Colorado have been trying to get people to do it for over a decade.
But it hasn’t caught on, because people think it makes more sense to merge as soon as possible. Or they don’t want people to hate them for skipping the line.
But studies show that if everyone waited until they were closer to the merge point, traffic would move 35% faster. And it’s safer, so there wouldn’t be as many accidents.
Just to be clear, we’re not talking about people who drive on the SHOULDER to skip traffic or get to an exit. Feel free to keep hating them as much as you want.
Silly video explaining how it works.
We found a list online of things you learned about driving that are wrong. And with most of them, it’s because the technology in cars has gotten better. Here are the top four . . .
- Don’t drive with your hands at 10 and 2. It made more sense in the 50s when a lot of cars didn’t have power steering. But turning the wheel is a lot easier now. And because of airbags, it’s actually safer to keep your hands at 8 and 4 now.
- Don’t pump the brakes to keep them from locking up. Again, it only makes sense if you’re in a really old car, because anti-lock brakes do it for you now. If you’ve ever hit the brakes and felt them vibrate, that’s what’s happening.
- Don’t pump the gas if your car won’t turn over. It used to help when cars had carburetors, but there were fuel-injection systems in most cars by the 1980s. So now it doesn’t do any good.
- Don’t ride the brakes while you’re going over a speed bump. That doesn’t mean you should go over them at full speed . . . you should slow down BEFORE you get to a speed bump.
If you hit the brakes while you’re going over one, it makes your car lunge forward, so it’s harder on your shocks and you feel the impact more.