Category: Driving Lessons

How ‘app trial’ shows we’re not the drivers we think we are

The conclusion was reached after 40 volunteers in Ford Fiestas spent four months/4,000 hours driving 160,000kms. The level of detailed monitoring by plug-in devices was extraordinary. It included the slightest turns of the steering wheel, braking, time, weather and reactions. And a prototype driving app calculated ‘personal driver scores’ based on behaviour, acceleration and steering. The trial was carried out by Ford...

This guy had a hilarious run-in with his driving instructor

Learning to drive is an experience in itself. It’s hard to learn how to manoeuvre a car, keep your correct position on the road and pay heed to all the signs and signals – take it from a current learner driver. One British man, Matt Connell was learning how to drive with his driving instructor, taking lessons every week to prepare for his...

Keen Driving Lessons in Dublin

There are a number of driving schools in south Dublin, but none more affordable and convenient than A Direct Drive. We have satisfied learners all over south county Dublin with driving courses provided by some of the most qualified and friendly instructors at really affordable charges. Getting a driving license is a wonderful feeling, the sense of independence erupts when your have...

Teens take cars to the extreme, learn safe driving

Car crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the United States, but on Saturday two organizations paired up to try and change that.   “Part of the problem with teens is they just don’t have the experience, the seat time,” said Tim Beechuk, National Project Manager for Tire Rack Street Survival program. The National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park and...

Learner Driver – Roles & Responsibility for the Learner Driver in Ireland

Learner Driver – Roles & Responsibility for the Learner Driver in Ireland This video will outline the roles and responsibilities of the learner driver as you learn to drive. Learning to drive is not just about doing a test — it is about learning the skills and behaviour required to be a lifelong safe road-user. This video will show you how to...

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Driving Rules For Your Learner Driver

A growing body of evidence suggests it’s important to put limits on learner drivers  and novices when, where and with how many friends they drive. Those restrictions can dramatically reduce the chances that learners and novices — the most crash-prone age group around — will get into an accident. The adults need to remember that they have the keys. They have the power to set the limits....

Ellen helps John Travolta give his teen daughter driving lessons

John Travolta and Ellen Degeneres took backseat driving to a whole new level Tuesday when they skipped out on the Ellen sit-down interview to teach Travolta’s daughter how to parallel park. Poor Ella Travolta was mildly befuddled the entire time, gamely getting into Degeneres’ car while Travolta and Degeneres sat in the backseat (who does that??) and gave instructions to her. But there’s no...

Smart Phone Apps for Monitoring Teen Drivers

SMART PHONE APPS FOR MONITORING TEEN DRIVERS RoadReady: This powerful app is an extension to The Parent’s Supervised Driving Program. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, RoadReady recently became available to parents of teen drivers just in time for National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct 20-26). The RoadReady app allows parents to track and log driving experience during the Learner’s Permit process. AT&T...

How to overcome a fear of driving

Mastering the art of three-point turns, parallel parking and reversing around a corner is just the beginning. The true test of driving ability comes only once you have ripped up those L-plates. And while most people find their first solo drive a nerve-wracking experience, for some that feeling of anxiety never goes away. The first time I drove alone was five years...

People Will Still Have to Learn How to Drive Self-Driving Cars

In a matter of days after Tesla first introduced Model S owners to a lane assistance feature called autopilot, videos of owners sitting in the back seat of cars while they were operating began popping up on YouTube. The root of the problem was clear: Humans made cars unsafe. But just last month, one of Google’s fully autonomous cars was not only...