Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in around two seconds. We had to watch this multiple times so that we could figure out what each crew member’s two second task was and how they were doing it so fast. Pretty incredible. From Autosport.com, via Kottke:
With three people per wheel, two jack operators, and a handful of mechanics fulfilling other functions, each pit crew comprises nearly 20 people…
They are drilled incessantly at both the factory and during race weekends, with hundreds of pitstop practices until the process is instinctive.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month .. "Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field, blindfolded. It’s extraordinarily dangerous. " .. .. (from here).