Stay in Mantrol is an anti-speed campaign from the New Zealand Transport Agency. The following quote from their web site summarizes the campaign:
These lads are not boy racers. They're not driving deliberately recklessly – they've just grown comfortable with speed and they don't see any issue with going a little faster than others.
There is such an incredible shortage of common sense about the practicalities of driving, as well as so many people who seem unable to think clearly any more. You cannot get people to drive better just by saying "drive better".
The Royal Auto Club Foundation asks "Are we getting it right?" Is education in road safety a good thing? In the paper Professor McKenna argues that, ―Educational interventions are often designed in the absence of theory or any formal body of evidence.
The use of vehicle impoundment as part of an array of penalties to discourage improper driving behaviour will expand significantly when amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act become law on September 20, 2010. In every case the cost of the impoundment will be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.
It's that time of year again, sunny and dry with a chance of mindless smokers. I watched another one take the last puff and then toss the smouldering butt out the window onto the highway while he waited in front of me at a red light.
This report produced by the US Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) explores human factors principles and findings for consideration by highway designers and traffic engineers.
This vintage black and white video deals with a subject that is probably needed even more so today, and that is driving courtesy. Why is it that we don't seem to learn and practice the obvious?
"Haven't you got anything better to do?" This was a common response from drivers after being told that they had been stopped for a traffic rule infraction. "Why aren't you out catching real criminals?"
Whenever I discuss this column with people I end up telling them that I never run out of topics to write about. All I have to do is go for a drive and keep my eyes open. Someone will do something noteworthy and I'll have the next column idea.
The ban on cell phones while driving in some US states has not resulted in the expected reduction in collision frequency. There is technology available to block cell phone use when the phone is moving at speeds over 15 mph, but it is not widely used.