This article accurately sums up the current direction of vehicle production: sustainable, innovative and no longer focused on the driver.
There's some very interesting points made in this article about the recent trend towards self-driving cars. I would actually add one extra point to this article though, about why self-driving cars could be problematic. The focus on self-driving technology appears to ignore the fact that many people out there actually want to drive and enjoy … Continue reading Bloomberg.com: I’m not sold on self-driving cars
Victoria's speed camera tsar wants good drivers to be cut some slack. How about we just get rid of speed cameras completely? The importance of speed cameras in ensuring road safety is perhaps one of the greatest lies that governments have been able to orchestrate against motorists. Disguised as tools designed to slow drivers down … Continue reading Speed cameras. What are they good for?
It's interesting to see the perspective that's critical of the police in this article. I wonder if the article would have been just as critical of the police if the driver had been caught speeding instead sitting in the right-hand lane. Now, I'm not really one to defend the police, but I do believe that … Continue reading Pedestrian.tv: NSW Cop Goes 220 KM/H To Fine Dude $325 For Driving In Right-Hand Lane
No serious commentary here. In contrast to my recent posts, just some lightheartedness from around the world. I guess it puts things into perspective. Source: Car Keys
The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has recently released a report assessing the performance of the Australian Government's National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS). This strategy is due to run for 10 years from 2011-2020, with the objective of reducing annual road deaths by 30 per cent. Unsurprisingly, the AAA has found that the NRSS has fallen … Continue reading Some comments on the National Road Safety Strategy
The NRMA has recently released its annual Funding Local Roads report, which identifies a "$1.96 billion funding back log needed to bring NSW’s local roads up to a ‘satisfactory condition’." Considering how expensive it is to be a motorist, and the huge amounts of tax revenue raised by governments from fuel excise, stamp duty, registration … Continue reading Road funding and the fuel excise
See it here. Haha, what a douche. I mentioned in a previous post that I consider pedestrians to be the cyclist's cyclist. I.e. they give cyclists a taste of their own medicine by inconveniently walking in front of them and moving much slower than them. Kind of what it feels like to drive on a … Continue reading Youtube: Cyclist sings to pedestrians in Star Wars theme to get them out of bike lane.
Tasmania is set to introduce some of the toughest sentencing for drivers anywhere in Australia, by setting 'dangerous driving' on the same or higher level of seriousness as murder and rape. Being found guilty of this offence could soon get you 21 years in jail in Tasmania. Don't get me wrong, if someone's reckless speeding … Continue reading Motoring.com: Tasmania throws book at dangerous drivers
This article perfectly highlights one of the major problems with the attitudes of Australian drivers. Apparently speeding is so dangerous that this old woman felt the need to commend a p-plater for not doing it, but considers it perfectly safe to get out of her own car in the middle of a busy intersection … Continue reading Yahoo news: Elderly lady leaves car, thanks P-plater for ‘not driving like a bloody hoon’