6 fundamental driving techniques you’re probably getting wrong

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

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The ironic peril of fake danger

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

The rise of the autonomous car

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

Should driving tourists display a special plate like learners?

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?

Road fatalities rise, despite greater focus on speed limits

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