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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...

A drive around Dublin City in 1965

This footage was part of a CIE Dublin Bus training video shot in 1965 The film includes a drive down Grafton Street. Who’d have thought. “A beautiful and sad-happy old city then” ~ Thomas Sheridan Other comment include: “When i saw the bridge man i was just like Wow.. I have been over that a lot and still Its older than me”...

Beware of new scam  that allows thieves to rob cars without key

Irish car owners are being urged to watch out for a new scam that allows thieves to unlock their motors without the keys. Europe’s largest car-owners’ club has warned that hundreds of thousands of vehicles are at risk. It is said that the scam has already been used to steal vehicles across Europe. Thieves are using a simple radio hack to unlock...

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...

New Study Links Personality Types to Risky Driving Behavior

Drivers who are more extroverted and open to new experiences may be a higher risk on the road, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers at UAB’s Translational Research for Injury Prevention (TRIP) Laboratory sought to find which personality types were most linked with distracted driving — you know, checking your phone and texting while driving, which...

Rob Kardashian loses driving licence

Rob Kardashian’s driving licence has been suspended after he was caught speeding while collecting fiancee Blac Chyna from jail in Texas. The model, who reportedly started dating Rob in January (16), was arrested that same month at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for allegedly causing a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to London. She was charged with public intoxication...

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...