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  • Road
    1,097 words
    Something Never Forgotten The movie had just ended and the picture on the television set screamed black and white fuzz. My eyes shifted to the window and were greeted by the same picture as that on the television. It had begun sleeting earlier that day. Later it turned to snow, which was still pelting the white-blanketed earth. After reading the time from my watch, three-thirty a. m., I decided I should probably head for home. My mind was thinking of the basketball practice our coach had graciou...
  • Indian Road Users
    648 words
    Driving in India Traveling in India is an almost hallucinatory mixture of sound and sight. It is frequently heart-rending, sometimes hilarious, mostly exhilarating, always unforgettable - and, when you are on the roads, extremely dangerous. Most Indian road users observe a version of the Highway Code based on some ancient text or on the position of the moon. In general the 12 rules of the Indian road code are: ARTICLE I The assumption of immortality is required of all road users. ARTICLE II The ...
  • Low Safety Features Sports Utility Vehicles
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    We see them everywhere these days, on the way to work, on the highways, parked in every driveway and hundreds of them by every shopping center. Sports utility vehicles have given a new meaning to the word car. When it comes to safety, SUV's (sports utility vehicle) are by far the most dangerous vehicles on the road, and the road is exactly the place they should not be. Sports utility vehicles a redesigned for off road driving. It seems like bigger the body is on a SUV, the more popular it is; th...
  • First Successful Self Propelled Road Vehicle
    430 words
    History After the steam engine was invented in the early 17th century, various attempts were made to apply this source of power to self-propelled road vehicles. Early efforts were unsuccessful, except for those that produced interesting toys such as the machine developed about 1680 by the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton, with was propelled by the back pressure of a jet of steam directed to the rear. The first successful self-propelled road vehicle was a steam automobile invented in 1770 by th...
  • Traffic From The Minor Roads
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    ROADS PLANNING Roads are skeleton of any town plan, or, to vary the simile, the arteries of the organisms through which the life blood of communication flows. The planner must necessary let the road engineer have the last word regarding road material, gradient camber, super elevation, radii of horizontal and vertical curves, etc through he should be well aware of the technical factors governing them, and he should regard the traffic engineer or traffic planer as an indispensable colleague. This ...
  • 1920 The Radio
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    Inventions of the 1920's to 30's Through out the 1920's many inventions were created that altered human civilization. Transportation was successfully mastered. Radio communication was becoming more common and medicine was saving more and more lives every day. In this year Henry Ford created the first affordable, combustion engine car called the Model-T. The creation of the Model-T changed the lives of every American. Vehicles were looked at as a way of freedom and excitement. Soon after, every h...
  • Flaws Of Suv's Sport Utility Vehicles
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    The Flaws of SUV's Sport utility vehicles, better known as SUV's, propose a hazard to other drivers on the road as well as their occupants. In addition to being unsafe they are also harmful to the environment. In the past six years SUV's have become the most popular vehicle on the roads in America and today they account for nearly fifty percent of all new vehicle sales. The annual sales of SUV's are currently on the rise as lower gas prices sweep across the nation. The combination of the SUV's h...
  • Tires On The Car Against The Road
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    Friction Driving a car could be a scary thing if you don't know how to handle different situations. You will have a very high risk of getting into an accident. Before getting into a car your should know how to handle it well, be aware of your surroundings and the conditions of your environment. Friction is the resistance to motion between two objects in contact with each other. When the resistance related to the tires on the car against the road, it is called traction. The traction points on you...
  • Suv Drivers
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    They have taken America by storm. Defined as rugged automotive vehicles similar to a station wagon but built on a light truck chassis (Gurlanik 723), Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have taken over the roads. The automobile industry is full of them and nearly every automaker has its own version of the vehicle. Drivers like the roominess, the comfort and the status they provide and SUVs are springing up across suburbs and cities like mushrooms (Davidson 1). Americans are in love with the luxuries i...
  • Ford Expedition And The Chevy Tahoe
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    Ford Expedition or Chevy Tahoe Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) use to come only in one size, full size, and be mainly used by the rural communities or outdoors people, but now SUV's are in style (and everywhere) and almost everyone ranging from corporate CEO's to a low income working families wants a part of it. The automobile industry recognizes this and are cashing in on the trend by supplying consumers with a variety of sizes, colors, and options for the SUV's. With all these choices, it is har...
  • Big Issue For Humans And Suvs
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    Americans and SUVs What does "SUV" stand for? SUV stands for "Sport Utility Vehicle", and this is one of the American dreams to own a SUV. David Goeway, author of "Careful, You May Run Out of Planet", introduces the idea of big cars like, SUVs, .".., the vehicle that combines the most potent mix of American mythologies is the sport utility vehicle (SUV), ... (p 106)". The fascination with American frontier, Goeway goes on with idea of how SUV are accepted in American society and how their names ...

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