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A thread discussing #HighwayHypnosis. Definition: Highway hypnosis, also known as white line fever, is an altered mental state in which a person can drive an automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe, and correct manner... 1/10
...with no recollection of having consciously done so”. – Weiten, Wayne (2003). Psychology Themes and Variations (6th ed.). Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomas Learning.

It is a trance-like state brought about by monotony and, to some extent, fatigue. 2/10
Lack of auditory input (in-car conversations), or monotonous music (some drivers play music/chanting tracks on an infinite loop) is a common cause.

Single drivers, or with passengers fast asleep, on a boring highway may suffer this. 3/10
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☠️This is cost of doing business, with #EasyPayments. Nobody will go hungry or homeless. Nobody admits guilt. #OrganizedCrime is organized; and profitable.

“CVS and Walgreens agree to pay $10 billion to settle lawsuits linked to opioid sales” @ayanaarchie…
Gig work flourished and took root during the pandemic; particularly in 2021. Now, in 2022's chaotic economy; merchants, customers and laborers are festering as a direct result of the clearly-exploitative #contractor classification, which codifies #LaborLaundering and #appslavery.
“Sharpening the test to determine who is an independent contractor...makes it easier to identify employees covered by the Act, while recognizing and respecting the entrepreneurial spirit of workers who choose to pursue the freedom associated with being an independent contractor.”
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Meet Z-Hawk -- the Unfinished Story of Zaadii, a little boy lost to distracted driving. Created by @Travelers to honor Zaadii’s memory, we’re releasing #TheLegendOfZHawk in its entirety on Twitter so everyone can know his story. Read the whole comic in the thread below.👇
Every kid grows up loving superheroes. Not everybody becomes one. 💪🏽🦅💥@Travelers #TheLegendOfZHawk
Z-Hawk fights for environmental justice using amazing gadgets like his retractable talons. @Travelers #TheLegendOfZHawk
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What is #DistractedDriving? According to @NHTSAgov, a distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead. Image
In Oregon, the law says it’s illegal to drive while holding or using a mobile electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablet, GPS, laptop).
Read the actual statute:
Read a quick fact sheet: Image
Here are some exceptions to phone usage while driving:
-Using hands-free/built-in devices, if 18 years of age or older.
-When parked safely, at the side of the road or in a parking spot. (Being stopped for lights, signs & traffic DOESN’T count)
More exceptions on next tweet.
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Kicking off #WalkBikePlaces with an infrastructure tour on @BlueBikesNOLA. Several under way now; I'm on the one that looks at public art, placemaking. #bikeNOLA
First stop: Jackson Square, National Historic Site, named for Andrew J. Led battle that saved NOLA in 1812 but owned enslaved people. Should his statue come down? #WalkBikePlaces
Beautiful murals! Families of Plessy and Ferguson reconciled with art in celebration. Studio BE right across the street--big studio space in covered warehouse. @BlueBikesNOLA station right here at park.
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