For the day before Christmas, I present a sequel to Discovery News on the holidays with more of Discovery News’s videos on the season.
I begin with 5 Holiday Lies You Believe.
There are a bunch of facts surrounding the holiday season you probably believe to be true, but totally aren't! Anthony rights a few holiday wrongs.Follow over the jump for more.
Next, Does The Holiday Season Make You Anxious?
The holidays are a stressful time. But for people who are already prone to anxiety, they can be extra tough. Trace has some tips on managing the holiday hustle and bustle.Finally, for now, Yes, Everyone Has Holiday Road Rage.
More people hit the road during the holidays than during any other time of the year. And if it seems that this time of the year brings out all the bad drivers, you're right! Trace & Laci look at why there's so much road rage during this cheerful time.Not only is aggressive driving a problem, so is aggressive walking as University of Alabama at Birmingham describes in Jaywalking not worth the risk, expert says By Nicole Wyatt.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The hectic holidays may have many looking to save a few extra minutes wherever they can be found, but a University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says one seemingly small action — jaywalking — should be avoided at all times.Stay calm and safe out there!
In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Transit Safety Association. Seventy-nine percent of these pedestrian fatalities occurred at non-intersections versus at intersections. Jaywalking is the illegal crossing of a roadway at a point other than an intersection or marked crosswalk, as well as walking against a pedestrian walk signal.
David Schwebel, Ph.D., associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of Psychology, studies pedestrian behavior. Schwebel explains that walking is just like driving — laws need to be followed for safety reasons.