Category: Driving best practices

May 14, 2017
Speeders in England and Wales will face stricter penalties

Drivers pay attention as the new sanctions for C category of speeds came into force on April 24. The fastest speeders in England and Wales will pay an average of 150% of their weekly income on the fine. If before the driver paid £1,000, then now it will be £2,500 for dangerous driving on the […]

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May 13, 2017
Self-driving cars on motorways from 2019

A new route for 2019 for self-driving cars operating between London and Oxford. Oxbotica, the UK-based independent car company, tries to improve their fleet of vehicles to run on public roads entirely. The main idea is to prepare self-driving cars for different scenarios like weather conditions, other drivers and unexpected situations.

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May 11, 2017
Drive carefully near farm equipment

In spring, the roads near farms could be quite busy with moving farm equipment. The most frequent crashes include sideswipes and angle crashes. Better to drive defensively, follow at a safe distance and pay more attention to where it is allowed to pass those vehicles. If it’s possible, use other roads.

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May 09, 2017
How to Get Away from an Unsafe Driver

Parents care about their kids and want them safe. They can teach how to say no to driving with friends when feeling unsafe with a driver. Overconfidence in a driver could lead to dangerous situations. The best way is to talk about situations is when driving is dangerous so the kid can recognise it. Give […]

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May 05, 2017
Spring Precipitation May Cause Hydroplaning

Inevitable spring rains could come with floods. Statistics shows more accidents on a wet surface than snowy. Streets covered with water could lead to hydroplaning, tyres don’t touch the surface of the road. You can ease off the gas, letting weight transfer to the front wheels. Ease on brakes and steer towards a location where […]

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May 03, 2017
Let’s Make Driving a Less Stressful Experience

Heavy traffic or others disruptions could cause frustration and lead to other emotions. You can improve your driving experience with many tricks. Checking maps for different routes, avoiding driving in rush hours, adding additional time for your trip, preparing some entertainment for a ride or just switch transportation from time to time.

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May 01, 2017
It’s High Time to Change the Old Diesel Cars

The UK needs to improve its air quality. The government has come up with a plan to pay up to £2,000 to old diesel owners to buy a new car. This money will likely be given to drivers from most polluted areas or with low income. If it becomes reality, then £500m could help to […]

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Apr 25, 2017
Motion sickness is milder when you are the driver

There is a phenomenon that driving a vehicle is less nauseating than being in a passenger seat. Scientists have different explanations, such as mismatching information being received from various senses. Others thought that the inner ear was overstimulated. Researchers from Israel found that the importance of being in control of movement helps to reduce motion […]

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Apr 24, 2017
Road safety signs with extraordinary design

People tend to no longer pay attention to road signs. Designers have come to help with tactics of using special road signs. You have probably seen a smiley or sad face under speed boards. On some UK roads, they have replaced “children crossing” signs with black life-size silhouettes of children.

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Apr 22, 2017
UK Tech Company Steps Closer to Driverless Cars

Arm Holdings, the biggest UK tech company, has come up with a new microprocessor. The “DynamIQ” chip is 50 times stronger than existing ones. It’s perfectly suitable for artificial intelligence and driverless cars. Currently, Arm is a strong player in the phone chip market. With this chip, they become a competitor to Intel.

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