Category: Bad Drivers News

Motoring myths: what ‘black boxes’ reveal about our driving habits

Are 17-year-olds really the worst drivers? ‘Telematics’ boxes installed to cut insurance costs can show us how we drive Patrick Collinson theguardian.com Billions of miles have been driven on Britain’s roads this decade in cars fitted with “telematics” boxes recording every detail of a driver’s behaviour – whether they are speeding on a 30mph urban…

Bad drivers catch a break when cops run low on tickets

Traffic tickets are way down. It’s not because drivers in Miami have gotten better David Ovalle And Charles Rabin miamiherald.com Only lousy drivers might have noticed, but Miami-Dade cops are doling out fewer traffic tickets — mainly because the department is running out of paper ticket books. The reason: an electronic traffic citation system, which…

New trial cameras nab 31 bad drivers each hour

Jamie Freestone thewest.com.au The trial caught more than 2000 WA motorists, but they won’t be fined yet. World-first technology has nabbed more than 2000 WA motorists using their mobile phone behind the wheel. But the motorists won’t be fined because it was part of a new trial. The Road Safety Commission inspected the cameras, which…

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Gets Bad Rap as Obnoxious Driver

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel I’m Not The A-Hole Driver You Think I Am!!! tmz.com The CEO of a company that begins with “Snap” is a wanted man by residents in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood because he’s terrorizing them with his driving … and they’ve wrongly targeted poor Evan Spiegel. The owner of this Lambo…

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…

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…