Category: Safe Driving Tips

Hot cars ‘as bad as drinking and driving’

Richard Aucock motoringresearch.com Driving in a hot car isn’t just uncomfortable, it could be dangerous, says new research published by Seat. A car with an interior hotter than 35 degrees C resulted in drivers reacting similarly to those with 0.05 percent blood alcohol: that’s the legal limit for driving in Scotland. The firm is thus…

Elon Musk ordered Tesla engineers to stop doing a critical brake test on Model 3s (TSLA)

Linette Lopez businessinsider.com Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have asked engineers at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, to remove a standard brake test, called the brake-and-roll test, from the tasks Model 3 cars must complete to move through production, according to internal documents seen by Business Insider. The test was apparently shut down before…

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…