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Distractology: The Science of Distracted Driving

Jo Caynon wanderer.com Last week, a traveling road safety awareness initiative called “Distractology” was at Old Rochester Regional Hight School. Run by Arbella Insurance Foundation, the interactive driving simulation allows student drivers to have a firsthand look at the true dangers of driving distracted. “We run Distractology all across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New…

Speeding driver throws his ticket at highway patrol officer

Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate dailytelegraph.com.au A 20-year-old P-plate driver has had the book thrown at him by NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol after his bad driving elicited some even poorer behaviour. The Blackwall man was driving a Volkswagon Polo in a southerly direction on the M1 at Mt White on Tuesday morning at 5.10am,…

Caught red-handed risking death: Distracted drivers cause havoc on WA roads

Josh Zimmerman perthnow.com.au MORE than just a danger to life and limb, distracted drivers are likely proving disastrous for family budgets across the country. With smartphones now ubiquitous, almost as common is the sight of their owners scrolling through Facebook feeds or replying to text messages behind the wheel. Inattentive driving resulted in 26 fatalities…

What the f#C$ are you doing?!

Greta Kooy capilanocourier.com What the fuck are you doing?! Road rage is good for you Some people do yoga, some people write songs, and some of us casually say “fuck” under our breath 15 times in the confinement of our personal vehicles. Road rage is something we’ve all experienced at least once in our lives,…

Tesla fires hundreds after company-wide performance reviews

Louis Hansen mercurynews.com Company says it will replace most workers PALO ALTO – Tesla fired hundreds of workers this week, including engineers, managers and factory workers, even as the company struggles to expand its manufacturing and product line. The dismissals come at a crucial point for the company, which is pushing to increase vehicle production…

Seven types of bad driver revealed

Digital reporter lep.co.uk Bad drivers are the bane of every motorist’s life but now a new study claims poor drivers always fall into one of seven categories – so do you recognise them? Car leading giant LeaseCar.uk analysed the data of thousands of drivers and found that those who get careless behind the wheel almost always…