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.
Every kid who’s begged their parents to buy them a phone has used the, “I can call you so you know I’m safe” line. And every parent who fell for it learned their kids are actually TERRIBLE at checking in.
So you’re going to love this as much as your kids hate it . . . a mom in Houston, Texas named Sharon Standifird has invented an app that FORCES your kid to call you back.
It’s called Ignore No More. And when a parent calls their kid and the kid doesn’t answer, the app locks their phone and only gives them two options: Call their parent back or call 911.
So they can’t text, play games, or use apps until they call their parents back and get the unlock code.
Ignore No More costs $1.99 but it’s only available for Android phones . . . Apple doesn’t allow apps to lock up the phone the way this does.
Now that Chris Brown is out of jail, sources say he’s making up for lost time with Karrueche Tran. According Hollywood Life, he’s planning to spend every moment he possibly can. In fact, the word is that they’re going to take time to marinate in each other’s love.
In addition, Breezy is supposedly a changed man who has learned to respect both Tran and his mom, Joyce Hawkins. A source said, “Jail was one of those things that has humbled Chris and really just made him understand, point blank, that the world doesn’t revolve around him.”
Brown still isn’t out of the woods. He’s still facing a trial in Washington, DC on assault charges.