Category: learner drivers

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...

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...

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....

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...

Alaska students get creative to fight distracted driving 

People ages 15 to 19 account for 7 percent of Anchorage’s population, but 16 percent of car crashes. Most teens know texting and driving is dangerous, which is why South High School junior Haley Edmondson wanted to highlight how loud music and friends can also be dangerous for young drivers. “People don’t realize other distractions that are in their car besides just...

Toyota helps kids learn to drive

You might be surprised if your 2nd grader comes home telling you he learned to drive in a Toyota today, but if you live in Lexington, Kentucky, it might be a reality. Safety City is a “driver’s education” program for 2nd and 3rd graders that combines classroom instruction with student driving experiences that simulate the real world. Recently, Toyota provided the organization...