Category: Bad Drivers News

Really? column: Bad drivers should be footing ICBC’s bill

Alan Campbell richmond-news.com So ICBC is planning to raise the insurance rates for habitual offenders — i.e. immature, inattentive, selfish drivers. For a full 2.5 seconds after the radio announcement, I was thrilled and muttered “well, it is about frickin’ t…” Wait. Rewind. What? You mean, they aren’t already hammering drivers who are costing the…

OUTRAGEOUS! How angry drivers rule our roads

Sherele Moody news-mail.com.au HAVE you flipped the bird at another driver, screamed profanities at a slow car, tail-gated someone for sneaking into your lane or repeatedly blasted your horn at a cyclist? These acts might not seem overly aggressive or dangerous, but each one is the kind of behaviour that could end in your death…

‘Gun-wielding’ road rage woman arrested, police say

Samuel Chamberlain foxnews.com Police in Texas have arrested a Houston-area woman after identifying her in connection with two separate road rage incidents. Amanda Downs, 25, of Baytown, was arrested in La Porte Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators say Downs was captured on video Aug. 2 pointing what appeared to be…

Ele.me to pay rewards to catch out bad drivers

Chen Huizhi shanghaidaily.com POPULAR online food delivery service ele.me is offering rewards to customers who report traffic violations by its riders through its WeChat account. The announcement was made at an event with Shanghai traffic police yesterday to promote road safety among e-bike riders delivering food. Residents are encouraged to take pictures of the company’s…

City in China punishing bad drivers with slogan shouting

Elizabeth Shim upi.com July 21 (UPI) — Drivers in a southeastern Chinese city may be thinking twice about running a red light, after a report on a special type of punishment for traffic signal violators went viral on social media. ChinaNews.com reported Friday the public security bureau of Ji’an, Jiangxi Province, began in July to…

California Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn People Of ‘Asian Drivers’

Carla Herreria huffingtonpost.com The prank peddled a popular racist myth that driving studies have disproved. Drivers in Napa, California, over the Fourth of July weekend came across a surprising traffic sign warning people of “Asian drivers.” A motorist pulled over to film the illuminated sign, which read “caution asian drivers,” on Sunday night, according to…

Proposed law would send bad drivers back to school

Michael Praats portcitydaily.com WILMINGTON — Drivers in the State of North Carolina who have their licenses suspended for accumulating excessive points on their license and a multitude of other infractions could be required to take a driver retraining course if House Bill 863 passes the senate. The bill, which was originally proposed in April, moved…

How teens’ car insurance premiums can go UP even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit

Insurers are using new calculations to decide if young drivers are safe even if they’re driving within the laws Joe Finnerty, Digital Motors Editor thesun.co.uk INSURERS are using black box data to penalise teens even if they’re driving BELOW the speed limit. Some telematics firms are using sneaky calculations to measure young drivers against experienced…