Tagged: driving

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...

Mobile phone is most hated of driver bad habits

The other most annoying habits that irked respondents included: Overtaking illegally or dangerously (47.7 per cent ); driving too slowly (44.1 per cent ); not indicating or generally bad lane use (43.2 per cent ); and breaking the speed limit (40 per cent ). More than half of drivers (51 per cent ) said looking down at a mobile phone while texting...

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Make Your Driving a Wonderful Experience

If you are one of those people who are picky when it comes to buying a car, then you know all the troubles that come along with purchasing one. Think wisely & Do some research There are many factors that influence the quality of driving, besides design. Don’t rush into your decision when buying a car just because you liked the model,...

Students learn dangers of texting while driving

Thursday morning, three High School students showed their classmates just how difficult it is to use a smartphone while driving a car. “You can’t really look at the phone, type and pay attention at the same time,” said Mason Crary, a junior who participated in a driving simulator during the all-school assembly. It was part of the It Can Wait campaign, sponsored...

Drowsy Driving Causes 100,000 Crashes Each Year in the US

Daylight Savings Time takes effect this weekend, and turning the clocks ahead one hour will be felt by most not only on Sunday morning, but for up to a week. That can cause motorists to drift off and fall asleep while driving. This is Sleep Awareness Week, designated by the National Sleep Foundation. It’s designed to bring attention to the signs of...

Novel bid to stop St. Patrick’s Day drink driving

LEPRECHAUNS are coming out of the woodwork to assist road safety professionals and the gardai in Co. Mayo to spread the road safety message in a novel road safety campaign. In a build up to the celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, Leprechaun cut-outs/selfie boards are been set up around the county in pubs. St. Patrick’s Day is now one the biggest party...

87 percent admit to unsafe behaviors while driving ~AAA

A new study in the US by AAA shows around 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while driving within the past month. The research was gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Some of those behaviors include driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, speeding, running red lights or not wearing a seat belt. The statistics are staggering:...

Driving for Uber is a cure for loneliness

When he drives his BMW 3 Series for Uber, Jasper Fu is not really there for the money. Once, when a wealthy lady angered him by accusing him of taking a longer route to earn a higher fare, he finished the ride on the app early, and drove her home for free. He earns 3,000 yuan ($469) a month by driving two...

Road safety advert shows how a split second can cost lives

Highlighting the fatal consequences that can comes from taking your eyes off the road, nearly 30 pc of road collisions on  Irish roads could be caused by a distracted driver. The RSA is hopeful its new campaign ‘The Anatomy of a Split Second’ will be a stark reminder to people of the dangers associated with mobile phone use while driving. The new...

Teen inventor hopes to steer distracted drivers to safety

A young teenager interested in robotics, Evarts noticed how easily some of his friends became distracted as they learned how to drive. The observation would lead him on a quest to change how new motorists function on the road. Now 20, Evarts’ creation, the SMARTwheel (SMART for Safe Motorists Alert for Restricting Texting) is nearly ready to hit the market. The long-planned invention has evolved into a structured system...