Category: Safe Driving Tips

Can you report bad drivers to insurance?

Jenn Sanders insuramatch.com Ever wish you could make someone pay for their reckless driving? Ever wish that those “How’s my driving?” signs you see on trucks were on cars? Then you could report all the awful etiquette and dangerous behavior you encounter on the road. If you could turn someone into their insurance company for…

Coexisting With Bicyclists: 10 Rules for Drivers

Kathleen Doheny edmunds.com Love Them or Hate Them, Cyclists Have Road Rights Every year, hundreds of bicyclists die in traffic accidents involving motor vehicles, and thousands more are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Bicycling advocates say drivers can play a big role in reducing those grim statistics, paving the way…

Are you a Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde driver?

Brian Farrell independent.ie Brian Farrell of the Road Safety Authority has some advice when dealing with aggressive driving The road can be a terribly unforgiving place. If you make a bad decision, at best it’s a wake-up call to pay attention and concentrate on the road. At worst, it could end with catastrophic consequences. People…

5 Reasons You’re a Horrible Driver

Paul S. trilltheory.com I want to start out by saying that if you think this post is going to bash the “crazy” drivers then you would be wrong ! It seems most people that talk about this topic complain about the drivers who are going too fast, cutting people off or just blatantly “breaking” the…

Don’t Cut Off A Bus

Kristen Lee jalopnik.com I wasn’t aware that this needed repeating, but I suppose we all require some common sense brushing up from time to time. Here’s today’s Very Obvious Reminder: Don’t, for the love of all that’s holy, ever cut off a bus. Don’t be like this Porsche Cayenne driver, who, for some reason, tried…

TAILGATERS: This is what Coast residents think of you

Sarah Barnham sunshinecoastdaily.com.au WHETHER you should slow down, speed up or pull-over, motorists can agree on one thing: tailgating is a problem on the Coast. Last week the Daily posted an article on Facebook addressing the issue of tailgating and motorists were asked how they dealt with it. It received a mixed response on social…

Should you buy a dash cam?

Forget about Russian dash cam hilarity: These are serious devices. autoblog.com At this point, a decent dash cam is relatively inexpensive, but what is a dash cam used for, and should you spend the money on one? To answer that question, let’s examine the purpose of dash cams, and then dive into the considerations surrounding…