Archive for the ‘Driving Safety’ Category


Tips for driving in rain

Although, summer is here, the last couple of days saw quite a lot of rainfall across the country. Call it bad luck, or face the facts and accept that it’s simply part of life in the UK.

‘A parrot made me crash my car’

In a rather bizarre story from the United States (it would be), a coffee-drinking pet parrot has been blamed for a road collision. Pennsylvania state police reported that a 35-year-old woman was distracted by her parrot just before she crashed into a guardrail. She noticed the bird pecking at the lid of her coffee cup. […]

The Importance of Safety Barriers

It is widely debated as to whether or not more deaths occur as a result of crashes on motorways or other roads. While fewer crashes occur on motorways per mile travelled, the potential for fatalities is higher in motorway crashes compared to those that occur on other roads. In the UK, 1.4% of all crashes […]

Drivers still putting lives at risk with loose seatbelt laws

It was revealed today that the Institute of Advanced Motorists felt many drivers and passengers were still putting themselves and others in great danger by not wearing their seatbelts. Despite 50 years of laws to protect motorists, passengers and pedestrians, the IAM are particularly concerned. Seatbelts: in a nutshell January 1965 – seatbelt laws came […]

Man bends car door to save driver from burning vehicle

News emerged this week of a Minnesota man who took on ‘superhuman’ strength to save a driver from a blazing inferno of a vehicle. Bob Renning, 52, pulled up on a motorway outside Minneapolis to attend to a car filling up with smoke whilst its driver was stuck inside. He told the local newspaper Minneapolis […]

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