Teen in Jail for Fatal Texting Crash


Person using cell phone while driving.

Person using cell phone while driving. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Saying he was sending a message of deterrence to Massachusetts drivers, District Court Judge Stephen Abany today imposed maximum sentences on Haverhill teen Aaron Deveau for causing a fatal crash by texting while driving.

‘The judge sentenced Deveau, who was 17 at the time of the crash, to concurrent sentences of 2½-years on a charge of motor vehicle homicide and 2 years for a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle causing serious injury while texting…’
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/06/06/haverhill-teen-convicted-motor-vehicle-homicide-fatal-crash-tied-texting/ORSyThaV1G2Y3a3TAkANmI/story.html

Use Your Email as Your Best Social Network
‘Before you joined your first “social network,” you were already using a tried-and-true social network that all your friends had joined, that never tweaked your privacy settings without asking, and that worked incredibly well. It was called email. In recent years, modern email clients like Gmail have turned your email account into a more powerful social tool than ever, capable of nearly anything you can do on Facebook—and it protects your privacy while you’re at it. Here’s how to turn your Gmail inbox into the most powerful, private social network you’ve ever used…’
Why Should I Use Email When I Have Facebook?
http://lifehacker.com/5916163/turn-your-email-into-the-best-social-network-youll-ever-use

The US’ Most Efficient Car
Honda Fit EV wins EPA title

‘The electric Honda’s 118 MPGe fuel efficiency equivalency rating is the highest ever awarded by the EPA, beating out the 105 MPGe Ford Focus Electric, 112 MPGe Mitsubishi i-MiEV and 99 MPGe Nissan Leaf. The Fit EV consumes just 29 kWh of electricity per 100 miles driven, which will cost the average driver about $500 per year.

‘The EPA’s MPGe rating is determined based on the energy present in a gallon of gasoline and converting it from BTUs to kWh — which comes out to 33.7 kWh of electricity. Otherwise, the simulated highway and city driving dynamometer tests required by the EPA are the same for EVs and cars that run on gasoline or diesel…’
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/06/honda-fit-ev-most-efficient-new-car-in-us/

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