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States With the Worst Drivers

If you are wondering which states produce the worst drivers well, on top of the list is New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, and California. In a survey recently done these are the top four in the country.

The survey done by GMC Insurance told the story of these states not knowing the rules of the road very well. They don’t quite understand why, but they did state people need to know what the rules are and remember them after getting their license. Staying educated is key to being a safe driver.

GMC surveyed over 5000 drivers across the country giving them a series of test questions off the drivers test and most did not know what it meant when there is a solid yellow line on the center line. They also had no clue what to use for headlights while driving in the fog, their high or low beams.
If we was to go by these statistics across the country then this would mean over 41 million drivers on our roadways today could not pass a written driving test. Overall the north east came in last on the list with an average testing score of 74.5 percent and the passing score is a 70 %.
The key is knowing the rules of the road, and drive defensively. The question on the test across the US missed every year is whats a safe distance to follow a car. From teens till the age of 35 score the lowest and then after 35 the scores go back up. GMC chalks this up to age and experience.

Here is the top ten states with the worst drivers:

1. New York

2. New Jersey

3. Hawaii

4. California

5. Georgia

6. Rhode Island

7. Massachusetts

8. Washington D.C.

9. Florida

10. Connecticut

The state with the best drivers is: Idaho

At any rate no matter which state you live in it is best to make sure you know the rules of the road and drive defensively it just may not only give you a higher score on a test but it may just save your life!

November 9, 2010   No Comments

Manuka Honey

Honey is a natural and today is being used  to heal wounds among other things.There has been many concerns in the science world about super bugs and drug resistance so now honey is making a come back.

Over 4,000 years ago honey was used for the same purposes by the Egyptians. In fact they knew that honey fought infection. It was written on an Egyptian scroll known as the Edwin Smith Papyrus. When first entering many pyramids honey pots have been discovered and still good. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated so doesn’t spoil. Some how they knew that honey’s ingredients would help heal wounds and also many other problems.

Honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide and will help sterilize cuts. It also is very beneficial in treating burns. For some reason if used on a burn there is no scar once healed. In fact its healing properties are incredible.

There are a couple different types of this honey Leptospermum and Manuka. Both are known to kill germs and guard against infection.

Manuka can be taken internally for many ailments or applied as a dressing for wound care. A company in New Jersey is making tubes of this for hospitals around the country and they named this Medihoney. This honey is very special and is made by bees that collect nectar from the manuka jelly bushes.

UMF is the degree of medicinal components in the honey. To be used in medicine it must have a UMF of at least 10 and a superior UMF being 16 or above.

Natures miracle is finally being used to help many ailments that range from skin problems to ulcers. Bacterial problems also benefit from taking this internally or rubbing it on your skin. It is now in many skin care products.
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The other good thing about using honey internally or externally is that there are no known side affects unless of course you have to honey. Scientists have also discovered that using this natural wonder our bodies do not develop a Resistance to it.

New Zealand is where 75 percent of this special honey is produced and the rights for the Americas is held by Derma Sciences.

If you would like to try some of this wonderful elixir you can get it at some health food stores or order it on line. There seems to be a tremendous demand for this natural sweetness. Growing more popular with each passing day.

Scientists are doing extensive studies on honey and making new discoveries all the time. With more and more doctors allowing the use of herbal remedies in medicine I am sure that the new found benefits from honey will do nothing but soar.

September 21, 2009   No Comments