Category: Bad Drivers News

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…

Police shamed for bad parking by vigilante Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/unmarkedpolicecarseastanglia Anthony Joseph dailymail.co.uk Police are shamed for bad driving and parking by Facebook ‘vigilante’ group who claim ‘victimised’ officers are trying to get the page taken down The ‘Unmarked police cars of East Anglia’ Facebook page was set up to shame police for what it said was poor parking and bad driving by the…

Self-Driving Vehicle Policy: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Josh Goldman ucsusa.org Automakers and their advocates have been busy in the halls of Congress and Department of Transportation. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will make it easier for self-driving cars to hit the road, the Department of Transportation replaced an Obama-era self-driving vehicle policy with a more industry-friendly approach, and the…

Coyote survives 20-mile ride embedded in car’s grille

Mike Moffitt sfgate.com Editor’s Note: Not really a bad driver, but thought it an interesting article. A coyote with all the luck of Wile E. tried to scamper across a road in Alberta, Canada, ahead of a speeding car. It didn’t make it. The driver, Georgie Knox recounted last week’s incident on Facebook. She was…

Should Staffordshire Police use dash cams to catch bad drivers?

Philip Cullinane stokesentinel.co.uk The use of dash cam footage has already been successful in Wales Staffordshire has its fair share of bad drivers, just like any region. But should more be done by the local constabulary to capture the offenders? A new initiative over the border in Wales could hold the answers. About 60 cases…

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…