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Emotions increase crash risk

Emotions increase crash risk when driving US researchers have found. Drivers who get behind the wheel when they are observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated, have their chances of being involved in a crash increased nearly tenfold, claim researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Distracting activities Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|News, Road Safety|0 Comments

UK Road Casualties 2014 – an increase for the year

UK Road Casualties 2014 In the 12 month period to September 2014 the number of road deaths, those killed or seriously injured, as well as casualties of all severities all rose compared with the same period in 2013. This is according to figures that were released today by the Department for Transport (DfT). The report [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|News, Road Safety|0 Comments

CGI Hazard Perception Clips

As of today we now have CGI hazard perception clips rather than the filmed clips that were being used. The reason for this change is that the DVSA says while the filmed clips were still relevant "the image quality wasn’t as clear or defined as modern technology allows". The new clips will still show the [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|News, Road Safety, Theory Test, Videos|0 Comments

How to cope with low sun when driving

People often struggle this time of year with the low sun when driving as it can cause them to have problems with visibility. While there's nothing we can do about the position of the sun there are a few tips we can follow that should allow us to control the situation and stay safe on [...]

By | December 19th, 2014|Road Safety|0 Comments

Hazard Perception Test Wins Awards

The Hazard Perception Test wins awards and has taken the top prize at this year's Prince Michael International Road Safety awards. Reducing collisions Research has shown that the Hazard Perception Test could account for as much as an 11% reduction in collisions on our roads. This reduction has helped to improve road safety and is [...]

By | December 10th, 2014|News, Road Safety|0 Comments