Category: Safe Driving Tips

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…

LEARN THEIR LESSON Bad driving instructors to be EXPOSED by Ofsted-style league tables

Poor quality tutors will be forced to improve or face publication of performance ratings in a bid to up the driving test pass rate Joe Finnerty thesun.co.uk UNDER-PERFORMING driving instructors will be exposed by an Ofsted-style rating system in an attempt to improve pass rates. The rankings system could be made public if tutors don’t up their game as…

Bad driving is bad for business

Andrew Mead fleetmatics.co.uk We’ve all been witness to a reckless driver in our time: slamming on brakes, swerving between lanes, tailgating and any number of other motor-based sins. What’s most shocking, however, is the number of times these reckless drivers are behind the wheel of a company vehicle — with a poor unsuspecting business owner’s…

Good drivers are more attractive, finds study

James Ash news.motors.co.uk New research has been carried to prove that people are turned off by bad driving. IAM RoadSmart conducted a scientific experiment which showed bad driving reduces attractiveness by 50%. It also found four in five women and nearly half of men are physically turned off by bad driving. Pulse rates increase by…