An article well worth reading: https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-advice/6-fundamental-driving-techniques-youre-probably-getting-wrong One of the most surprising quotes from the article states: "You’d be amazed how many people have their wing mirrors permanently pointed downward to make parallel parking easier, or have their rear-view mirror pointed toward their face so they can apply makeup or check for stray spinach between their … Continue reading 6 fundamental driving techniques you’re probably getting wrong
They’re called ‘lifesaving stickers’. For as little as $10 you can buy stickers of children to place on the side of your wheelie bins. The aim of these stickers is to momentarily deceive drivers into thinking there are children playing or walking on the side of the road. On face value it seems harmless and … Continue reading The ironic peril of fake danger
Apparently, being a motorist is expensive. No surprises here. I wonder how much of that expense could be removed if governments didn't so relentlessly tax motorists through fuel excises, stamp duty, registration and licensing fees, road tolls, parking meters etc. I think I'll do an article in the future to find out just how much … Continue reading Motoring becomes more expensive
I’ve always found this topic a difficult one to address. On one hand, advancements in technology have enabled cars to achieve extraordinary performance, efficiency and aesthetics. On the other hand, technology is gradually undermining the importance of the driver in operating their vehicles. Obviously, making driving easier can be a good thing. Consider, for example, … Continue reading The rise of the autonomous car
I'm not sure whether I agree with this idea or not. The cynical part of me thinks that it will just be used as another way for police to target another group of vulnerable drivers. Having said that, displaying 'tourist plates' could make it easier for tourists to navigate through busy cities. Either way, it's … Continue reading Should driving tourists display a special plate like learners?
Am I the only one who thinks that autonomous racing seems kind of pointless? Is there anyone who would be interested in paying to see a race run by computers? Article at Wheels.com: https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1702/roborace-crashes-in-first-public-display
This topic has been so well covered by motoring magazines over the past few years that it almost seems like a cliché to write about it. But it annoys me so much that I’m going to write about it anyway – even if it’s only for my own mental well-being. We have a strange breed … Continue reading Keep left unless overtaking. Why do drivers ignore this rule?
So, despite the introduction of the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) more than 5 years ago, the Australian Automobile Association has recently found that road fatalities have increased by almost 8% since it was introduced. Some of the goals of the NRSS include speed limit reductions, increased installation of speed cameras, further public campaigns on … Continue reading Road fatalities rise, despite greater focus on speed limits
Let me start by saying I’m not here to defend those who go drifting through residential streets at midnight or those who see traffic lights on a main road as the starting lights of a Formula 1 race. A lot of the activities that these drivers engage in are undoubtedly dangerous in built up areas. … Continue reading Is there anywhere for drivers to have fun anymore?
Some amazing driving skills here. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pd3v09Omkw Happy driving 🙂 Do you have some examples of other good hillclimbs? Comment below.