Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Driving In Your World Seems a Bit Dangerous. -Miss Lyons

-Miss Lyons

The above quotation by Miss Lyons justifes the reality of current situation of driving in whole world. Horrible accidents are seen on daily basis on TV and it totally reflected that driving now-a-days is appearing to be dangerous.

In developed countries, there have been developed imperative rules of traffic which are to be abided by the citizens in order to have a disciplined traffic, and, it somehow reduced the graph of heinous accidents but on the other hand it created more complexity in the traffic system.

Did Author Mean Sports Car In His Context?

There could be a long argument about whether if it’s due to the sports car which compelled the author to write this quotation or did author say it generally without taking sports cars in consideration.

The squabble goes both in postive and negative ways; if we were to give postive aspects of it, there would be one thing urged to write that the arrival of sports cars was just meant to give reliability, safety and dependability to customers.

But if we are to give the negative aspects of it, then it would include a factor that with the arrival of the sports cars, people got more crazy and had a lust of driving it so fast that it started inflating the rate of accidents.
Not to Make World Dangerous for Driving

We as a nation, people & humanitarian must realize the responsibility together that lies in us  and which states that humanity must be served. Having it realized, we will not a do a thing that could harm our humanity and would pave a way to better world where driving won’t be any dangerous.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

First-Time Driving Test Passers Appear To Be The Bad Driver: Report Disclosed

·         Drivers who pass the driving test in the 1st attempt are likely to be involved in an accident
·         Those who pass their driving on three attempts appear to be the ‘safe driver’
·         LV= car insurance reveals few facts after conducting survey among 2,000 motorists; and the most common fact is, drivers who pass their driving test after many attempts are less likely to be pulled over.

Driving test failures who take three or more attempts to pass the arduous driving test are considered the most safe drivers on the road.

Those who pass their driving test in the first attempt are ‘Overly Confident Drivers’ and have the probability to be involved in accidents and  are more likely to be pulled over for dangerous driving or driving under the influence of drugs.

LV= car insurance finds, the drivers who took three or more attempts are ‘safe drivers’ and have the great sense of road and patience. Above all, these drivers don’t have rash behaviour which usually becomes the cause of accident.

The LV report further states: Third-Time passers are actually the safe drivers and First-Time Passers are actually the worst-drivers who exhibit highest level of confidence and get invloved in dangerous accidents.  

Friday, 20 November 2015

An Incentive for first-time Driving Test Passers

A government of UK has planned to give cash refunds to first time driving test passers. The government believes that it will make learners more prepared before driving test day, which on passing, they will be issued driving licenses and an incentive according to new policy proposed by the government.
A reason behind proposing this policy was the idleness of learners. They observed that the learners who apply for driving test do not prepare themselves well for the test and, as a result, get failed. Upon this, they repeatedly apply for test  and get it passed somehow.
Transport Secretary, Patrick Mcloughin said, “This change will make the learners more prepared before the driving test, as they will be having a lust to obtain an incentive. This is going to improve the driving test system to the great extent.
The learners who will fail to pass tests will get no rebate on the $62 charge under the plans.
Steve Gooding, Director of RAC Foundation said that the our organization fortified the proposal and will continue to support this proposal until it gets implemented across the country. We support this proposal, as this proposal, will change the learners’ idleness approach towards driving test and will give learners a golden chance to get well-prepared for the test to get refund.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Retest is required for drivers over 70 years

In the recent days, an online petiton pops up in the internet by a guy named Ben Brooks-Dutton whose wife was killed in a deadly accident by having been hit by a car which was being driven by over 70 year old driver. It has started a popular online petiton calling for re-examination or re-test of drivers over 70 years.

Ben Brooks-Dutton worte in his recent online post that one evening he was heading home from a friend’s house with his family three years ago. It was the moment when he heared her wife’s final words which were, “I’m so proud of him referring to the couple’s two year old son, Jackson.”

In the second moment a car mounted the pavement and struck Desreen (her wife). “In that moment I became a widower.”

On investigating prosecutor, we found that the accuser was 85 years old Geoffrey Lederman, who was sentenced to 18 months in jail but was then reduced to 12 months on appeal.

Ben-Brooks Dutton, who chronicled life after his wife’s death on a blog also started a petition on change.org few days ag, calling for imperative testing of drivers every three years once they reach age 70. It accumulated about 140,000 signatures by Tuesday Afternoon.

At the moment, the drivers over 70 age must fill the re-assessment form to renew their licenses. The form doesn’t include the medical and driving test.

Ben Brooks wrote, “I know the human cost on the road and do not want anyone to go through this tragedy, a tragedy that decimated my family.” Several Commenters agreed on this proposal and many of them were elder drivers.

“I’m on the verge of 70 – and I’ve already decided to take myself off the road in the wider interests of the travelling public,” wrote one. “I’m 61, and intend to give up driving when I’m 70,” said another.

There were others too who disagreed with this idea.

“Dreadfully sorry for you loss, but the death was caused by bad driving, not the drivers’ age,” one (non-signing) commentor wrote. “Most car deaths are caused by young drivers, why spread hate and stereotypes? My father was still driving at 85, and had a clean driving license when he passed on – don’t be an agiest, it stinks.”

Data shows that drivers under the age of 20 have more fatal accidents drivers over 75, though there is some evidence to suggest drivers over the age of 80 are at an increased risk of accidents.

Brook’s petition was addressed to Department of Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin. On the government’s official website, petitions that reach 100,000 signatures are considered for a debate in Parliament.

In 2013, Deparment of Trasport issued that statement that there is no evidence older drivers are more likely to cause an accident and further said that it had no plan of restricting licenses on the basis of age. In a statement to BBC trending on Tuesday, a department spokesperson said: Age Alone is not a reliable indicator of a persons’ fitness to drive and the vast majority of older people continue to drive safely.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

5 Useful Tips for Safely Driving In Fog as Uk is Covered Again

The November weather in UK brings the mist which in result inflates the chances of accidents. As it is very difficult to drive in foggy weather because all you see while driving is Fog. There are some useful tips to drive safely in foggy weather and to stifle yourself from accidents.
Light Up: The fog makes driving more dangerous than it usually is.

Visibility is a key to drive safely in foggy weather as it determines the clear weather but in this month, the weather is not on our side.
As people in Uk now woke up again to Fog. Its quite obvious that bright autumn is changing into wintry landscape, and those of us hitting the road getting to work, school or play had better take care.
The law states that you must use headlights – and fog lights if you choose – when is the visibility is 100 meters or less, about the length of a football pitch.
Some of us may have a habit to follow the car in foggy weather just to drive safely but Don’t Just Follow the Car In Front – It might does not know where its going. Or it might have turned into its drive.
If you are unlucky, you may be invloved in an accident despite all these precautions.
Here are five must-dos if you’re behind the wheel in foggy weather.
1. Use Your lights:
Think about it: The use of fog lights is advised with poor very poor visibility.
Always use your lights because with the reduced visibility of road there might be a chance of you to involve in a accident. Don’t be oblivious of Reduced Visibility of Road, because with the visibility reduced its important to increase both your own view of the road and road users, and their view of you. Use dipped highlights and turn on fog lights when appropriate. Avoid using full-beam though, as that can pose a danger to other road users.

2. Drive Slow:
Drive slowly: The poor visibility can make driving a much more dangerous endeavor.
No matter what the weather there can be a temptation to put the foot down if you’re late for work or a school run. But if the conditions are hazardous, always take it slow. If you will not do it, you might meet to your demise.

3. Expect Delays:
Plan your trip: Fog can make driving slow, building queues on busy routes.
Airports are not the only ones hit by delays. If you are behind the wheel in foggy weather DO EXPECT DELAYS. You are going to need to drive slowly so allow extra time for your journey.

4. Use Demisters & Wipers:
A car drives on the A82 past a road traffic sign in Loch Lomond
Poor Visibility: Make sure your car's screen is clean before you set off.
Try to find out what works best for you and your car. Using your wipers has a better effect on visibility that you might think and using demisters will also help in increasing visibility.
        5. Put the Window down, if necessary:

Drive On: Rolling down the windows can help you have a better idea of what's coming.
With visibility through front and back windows poor, it does not harm to put your windows down for a slightly better visibility. In addition to that, it also does not harm to be able to hear traffic that bit clearer when the visibility is so POOR!

Saturday, 17 October 2015


You should be learning how to drive in the most economical way possible in order to reduce your carbon footprint and also help you spend less on fuel. At the end of your driving test, you normally be given feedback regarding how economical your drive was and possible ways to improve your eco-driving. Various ways to drive in a more economic manner include avoiding harsh acceleration, selecting the appropriate gear for the speed (not too high a gear as this will make the engine struggle) and planning well ahead. You should try to use the momentum of your car as much possible and only use the gas in a gentle and progressive manner. These tips will greatly reduce your fuel consumption which can only benefit you in the long run.

There are numerous ways to ensure your style of driving remains economical, below we have outlined the various methods which are most beneficial:

• Anticipate traffic flow – If you see a build up of traffic ahead, don’t speed up to it and stop, you should adjust your speed on the approach and take full advantage of your cars momentum. You should aim to keep your vehicle moving so that once you reach the traffic it is moving again so you don’t have to move off from a stationary position.

• Maintain a steady speed at low RPM – Build up your speed gradually and don’t make the engine struggle. If the engine is crying out to be shifted up a gear, you are not driving in an economical manner and additionally you will be greatly increasing your fuel consumption. Keep the RPM low and shift up/down at the correct times, ideally when the rev counter is at around 2 (2000 rpm). Doing so will increase your miles per gallon and reduce your carbon footprint

• Keep tyres properly inflated – Having low tyre pressure, (or slightly flat tyres), is a safety risk and will also waste fuel as more load is absorbed by the tyres rather than distributed on the road itself. The recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found in your vehicle handbook or on the side of the tyre itself, you should check the pressure regularly using a reliable pressure gauge.

• Don’t carry unnecessary weight - It might not surprise you that the more your vehicle weighs will result in more fuel being burned. If you have a boot full of stuff that you don’t use then clear it out! This will result in a smaller carbon footprint and more miles per gallon which is never a bad thing!

The examiner will be judging whether your driving style is economical or not, however their main priority will be to judge if you can drive in a safe and controlled manner. The examiner is aware that you will not have had extensive hours of driving practise and with eco-driving being a skill which can take a while to master, they will understand if you don’t show too many signs of economical driving during your test.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

12 Things that annoy other Drivers!

If you’re learning to drive or teaching a new driver the rules of the road, you need to understand proper driving etiquette. Because you’re rarely on the road all by yourself, it’s important to get along with your fellow drivers. So, check out this list of 10 driving behaviors that are sure to annoy everyone else on the road…and don’t do them!

1. Blinker Blindness: Your turn signals are not part of your portable psychedelic lightshow. They are solely to be used when you intend to make a turn or enter a road. Example: At a 4-way stop, you reach the intersection at the exact same time as the car across from you. Since neither of you have your turn signal activated, you continue straight (assuming they’ll do the same). All of a sudden, this moron makes a left turn and you almost crash into him. Don’t be that guy. A corollary to this is the person who forgets to turn their blinker off after making the lane change. This confuses every driver around you.

2. Lane Sharing: White dashed lines on the roadway indicate the separation of lanes. Do not straddle lane lines for longer than is necessary to change lanes. If you must occupy two lanes to avoid hitting something, then do so quickly and shift back into your single lane as soon as possible.

3. Boxing Other Cars In: There is nothing worse than coming out to your car to find it "boxed in" by other cars on the curb. If a curb parking spot does not have a two foot margin on the front and rear, then you shouldn’t park there. By inching up to the cars around you, you’re leaving them with no room to get out. This is sure to infuriate other drivers.

4. Slow-poke Driving: Highways have a slow lane and a fast lane. If you are a slow driver, then please stay in the right-most lane (which is usually the slow lane). Do not drive in the fast/passing lane for any reason other than to perform a pass. Clogging up a faster lane is sure to send other drivers into a fit. Simply move over and let the crazy speedsters pass.

5. Tailgating: Tailgating is one of the most annoying driving habits. Don’t do it, ever. It frustrates other drivers and will not get you to your destination any faster. Tailgating a car to try to force them to move over can result in a road-rage incident or a crash. If you hit someone from behind, it’s always your fault for following too closely. So, think about the dangerous and wallet-shrinking consequences of tailgating before you do it.

6. Being a Portable Snow Dispersal Unit: After a snow storm, wipe off any snow that has collected on top of your car, on each window (front, back, and sides), as well as over the headlights and tail lights. If you leave this snow in place, it can blow off while driving and blind the person behind you.

7. Driving with One Foot On Each Pedal: Unless you have a manual transmission car, driving is performed solely with your right foot. Riding the brake confuses other drivers because your brake lights are illuminated, but you’re not slowing down.

8. Poor Stop Light Etiquette: I see this often; the person who stops about 3 feet past the white line at stop lights. Not only can you end up blocking the intersection and get hit by cross-traffic, but you’re not allowing any room for pedestrians to cross safely.

9. Being a Pace Car: This usually only occurs on rural 2-lane highways. If you are driving alongside another car at the same speed, you are blocking all traffic from being able to pass. The right lane is meant for slower cars, therefore only use the left lane when passing.

10. Excessive Braking: Have you ever been in heavy traffic when the car in front of you keeps slamming on his breaks to avoid hitting the car in front of him? Or, when a car keeps tapping his breaks every minute for no apparent reason? Not only is this annoying, but it’s confusing to drivers around you. If you do this for an extended period of time, a "crying wolf" syndrome could occur. Other drivers may not react to your brake lights until it’s too late.

Obviously, we all have our own pet peeves when it comes to driving. The golden rule applies both in Kindergarten classrooms as well as on the open road. Acknowledging other drivers around you and being courteous to them is always a good habit to practice.

11. High Lights: Driving a car at night can be difficult for anyone but it gets worse if you are driving on an unlit road and an oncoming vehicle has their headlights on full which blinds you for a moment; a moment which could get you killed! Therefore full headlights do not only annoy drivers to a great extent, they can also pose a great risk.

12. Unnecessary Bike’s Turns & Doglegs: While driving a car; a driver often encounters a situation where he finds a biker doing sudden turns and doglegs. This may result in the driver meeting with an accident while trying to save himself or others in which somehow he gets saved and sometimes he meets an accident. Bikers’ turns and doglegs are the great annoyance to drivers.