Tag: safety

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…

Serious injuries at Tesla plant double industry average: report

Joseph Szczesny afp.com Detroit (AFP) – The rate of serious injuries at a Tesla factory in California is double the industry average, a worker advocacy group said Wednesday in a report calling for better workplace protections. The study by Worksafe, a California nonprofit group, used Tesla’s own internal data to show injury rates at the…

How to Not Drive Like an Idiot This Winter

Snow, ice, and slush—oh my! Presenting five basic tips on how to navigate inclement weather this season. Wes Siler outsideonline.com The single most important important thing you can do to drive safely in snow, ice, and cold temperatures is to fit a set of studless winter tires to your car or truck. But even after…

Nine things you should do for safer winter driving

insideottawavalley.com With winter just a few weeks away, RSA Canada, a leading general home and auto insurer, is urging drivers to exercise more caution on the road than normal. The warning comes as Canadians prepare for an extreme winter, according to the Canadian Farmers’ Almanac. “Extremely cold temperatures, intense snow storms and blizzard conditions have…

Bad Driving: What are we Thinking?

Road Rage

Chris Chambers theguardian.com New laws to curb dangerous driving highlight the fascinating psychology of the road Last week the UK government announced a crackdown on unsafe driving. From now on, those of us spotted tailgating or lane hogging will face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three penalty points. As road safety minister Stephen Hammond said:…