With 40% of drivers dozing at the wheel, it begs the question as to why we don’t take it more seriously? Driving when tired reduces the speed of your reflexes and can easily lead to a lack of concentration, which behind the wheel can have devastating consequences.
Driverless cars have been a hot topic in the news for many months, and although developments are being made every day, it seems we still have a very long way to go.
Olivia Solon, The Guardian, reports:
If money is little issue, or you just like to be in the know, the most powerful diesel SUV has now been announced.
Richard Aucock, Motoring Research, reports:
Throwing rubbish on the floor whilst walking around town is something to be frowned upon, and something rarely seen nowadays. However, unfortunately this can’t be said for when we’re behind the wheel.
Rob Hull, The Daily Mail, reports:
Have you ever been the passenger in a vehicle and been subjected to dangerous driving by the person behind the wheel? Research has shown this scenario may be more common than you think, particularly among younger generations.
Yahoo! News reports:
With longer, lighter evenings, the risks of driving at night can easily be overlooked. However, with holiday season approaching, and perhaps late night trips to the airport, the risks should be considered closely.
Yahoo! News reports:
The new series of BBC’s Top Gear has had mixed reviews, but no one was expecting one of the main presenters, Chris Evans, to step down so suddenly.
John Plunkett and Jane Martinson, The Guardian, reports:
Imagine this, you’ve just treated yourself to a new car – gone are the days of unreliability, costly repairs and general worry about getting from A to B! Right? But just days after you sign the contract, the new vehicle starts playing up!
‘20 is plenty’ is a well-known campaign, aimed to warn people of the danger of speeding in areas where the speed limit is 20mph. These are typically enforced in residential areas, particularly around schools and built up areas. So why do some drivers not obey the speed limit?
Imagine this, you’re 17 and have the option to get behind the wheel, but the cost of driving lessons, a new car and of course insurance proves too much to fund from that part time job of yours.