Speed limits are to be lowered on nearly 700 Auckland roads after a decision which is hoped to avert 86 deaths or serious injuries over five years. The directors of Auckland Transport (AT) unanimously voted on Tuesday to implement changes to all but 20 of the roads it had originally eyed up for cuts, leaving out some not considered high risk. Much of the central city will have a 30kmh speed limit, as well as in some town centres, while the bulk of speed cuts are on rural roads in the northern ward of Rodney, and the southern ward of Franklin. Many of the roads in rural communities will have open road limits lowered from 100kmh to 60kmh or 80kmh, while those changed in urban areas, fall in most cases to 30kmh. READ MORE:Auckland speed limit cuts: Decision imminent on plan to reduce road deathsAuckland's most dangerous roads and how to fix themAuckland speed reductions: Decision looms on proposal to cut limits on 700 roadsSpeed limit changes: The slower Auckland Transport … [Read more...] about Speed limit cuts confirmed for hundreds of Auckland roads
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Subaru recommends owners of its new cars keep it below 4,000 RPM for the first 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers), regardless of the car model. Subaru of America Advertisement "Drive it like you stole it" is a common and arguably overused phrase to describe the way "real" car enthusiasts think everyone should behave behind the wheel: pushing a car to its limit at every opportunity. And it's tempting, to say the least, to really explore the potential of a brand new car. After all, you've probably been waiting a long time for the chance to call it your own. But cars actually need a "break-in" period before you test them to the max. Here's why. Breaking in a new vehicle is really about the engine. The break-in — or mechanical run-in — period is designed to begin to wear the engine evenly and smoothly with low, consistent pressure, normal operating temperature and smoothly flowing oil. The goal is to get the engine's piston rings, which expand, contract and flex, to seat … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
TYSONS, VA — A pedestrian died Wednesday, days after a car struck him in Tysons, Fairfax County Police say. It was the county's 16th pedestrian fatality of the year. The crash happened at Old Courthouse Road and Lord Fairfax Road around 7:19 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. The pedestrian had been crossing Old Courthouse Road when an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe struck him in the vicinity of the crosswalk. The intersection does not have a traffic signal. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and he died two days later. He was identified as Abraham Feldman, 60, of Washington, D.C.The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with detectives. Police have not determined if speed factored into the crash. Alcohol was likely not involved for either party. Charges have not been announced.Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.Subscribe … [Read more...] about Pedestrian Dies After Crash In Tysons: Police
The NBA is already becoming more and more data driven, or at least the reams of data coming in are being considered in basketball decision making. What kind of data? Thanks to the Sports VU cameras that track every on-court move of a player in every arena, we know that Damian Lillard and Andrew Wiggins averaged running 2.5 miles a game, the most in the league. Or that Rajon Rondo made the most passes per game (76) and with that created the most assist opportunities per game (20) last season. Or that Russell Westbrook attempted 10.9 pull up jumpers a game last season and scored just 8.7 points per game on them. And all that is just the made public, scratching the surface data. However, NBA teams want more — including data that will tell them about player conditioning and maybe potential injuries before they become serious. That means wearable technology — something a majority of NBA teams use already during practices. Zach Lowe has a must-read piece about it at Grantland. … [Read more...] about Report: NBA studying wearable technology for game use
Given that May's plan survives her own Cabinet, it still risks a catastrophic defeat in Parliament, with mixed messaged coming from opposition leaders — Labour shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and party leader Jeremy Corbyn. READ MORE: UK Labour Party to Push for National Election if PM May's Deal Fails Unable to square the circle just yet, Downing Street also has to be receptive to the sentiment among the EU27 and the bloc's Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. On Monday, EU foreign ministers were told to hold their Brexit horses, as no deal was yet reached. "The commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, informed the EU27 ministers of the situation following negotiations with the UK over the last few weeks. Michel Barnier explained that intense negotiating efforts continue, but an agreement has not been reached yet. Some key issues remain under discussion, … [Read more...] about Dangerous Oscillation as Brexit Deal Gets Banged Up & Time’s Running Out