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Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech’s potential

Sixteen years after being paralyzed from the neck down in a racing accident, former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt is about to become the first person to get a driver’s license restricted to autonomous vehicles. Eventually self-driving cars can provide the disabled with a new level of independence and a way out of poverty.

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Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the man who raced in the Indianapolis 500 hasn't been able to drive around his neighborhood — until now.

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Don't let a text wreck your life

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This new spot from NHTSA examines the impact a simple text can have on you and those you love. Drivers are encouraged to join the conversation by using the hashtag #justdrive. "If you're texting, you're not driving."
US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Don't let a text wreck your life 1:01

Don't let a text wreck your life

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Dance helps D'Iberville boy overcome ADHD

Watch baby polar bear Nora grow up fast 2:12

Watch baby polar bear Nora grow up fast

NASA animates the powerful winter storm headed for the Mid-Atlantic 0:22

NASA animates the powerful winter storm headed for the Mid-Atlantic