Category: Safe Driving Tips

Distractology: The Science of Distracted Driving

Jo Caynon wanderer.com Last week, a traveling road safety awareness initiative called “Distractology” was at Old Rochester Regional Hight School. Run by Arbella Insurance Foundation, the interactive driving simulation allows student drivers to have a firsthand look at the true dangers of driving distracted. “We run Distractology all across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New…

What the f#C$ are you doing?!

Greta Kooy capilanocourier.com What the fuck are you doing?! Road rage is good for you Some people do yoga, some people write songs, and some of us casually say “fuck” under our breath 15 times in the confinement of our personal vehicles. Road rage is something we’ve all experienced at least once in our lives,…

Seven types of bad driver revealed

Digital reporter lep.co.uk Bad drivers are the bane of every motorist’s life but now a new study claims poor drivers always fall into one of seven categories – so do you recognise them? Car leading giant LeaseCar.uk analysed the data of thousands of drivers and found that those who get careless behind the wheel almost always…

Statewide texting and driving ban now in effect

Steve Kuhlmann theeagle.com Passed during the recent session of the Texas Legislature, the law specifically focuses on the use of messaging applications — reading, writing or sending electronic messages — while driving. In College Station, drivers have had several months to adjust to the idea of refraining from using their phones while in the car…

Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

Jenni Bergal denverpost.com The Aug. 21 total eclipse will cut directly across 14 states, from Oregon to South Carolina WASHINGTON — The moon will block out the sun, and day will plunge into night. Birds will stop singing, crickets will start chirping, and many people will gasp, weep, or even howl when they see the…

The 11 bad driving habits that everyone should ditch right now

Richard Duggan essexlive.news They say that you really learn to drive when you’ve passed your test. After hours of lessons, there’s a certain sweet release from being finally let loose on the road unaccompanied. But it’s in those first few weeks and months, when you aren’t under the watchful gaze of your driving instructor, when…

Ban on phones mirrors most US states’ traffic laws

Melinda Renuart jamaica-gleaner.com Jamaica’s proposed new Road Traffic Act is in line with most states in America, but is tougher than what now obtains in Florida. Comparisons by The Gleaner have revealed that the bill, which is being debated in the House of Representatives, follows closely to some of the states where the legislation is…