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VIDEO - Microsleeps

videoMicrosleeps are a fleeting, uncontrollable episode of sleep which may last from a fraction of a second up to 10 seconds. These episodes occur most frequently when a sleepy person is trying to remain awake. Up to 20% of crashes in Australia are blamed on this phenomena. Dr. Karl, who narrates this video, is best known as an author and science commentator on Australian radio and television.

VIDEO - Motorcycle Safety and SMIDSY

VideoSMIDSY, or Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You is a constant worry for motorcycle riders. This accident is easily avoidable, in order to understand why they occur, riders need to be trained to spot tell-tale signs and know how to deal with these situations. This video teaches riders to do both.

VIDEO - Safe Following Distance

VideoThis video from Young Drivers of Canada shows the safest following distance on the road and how to adjust this distance depending on the road conditions.

VIDEO - AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary

VideoWatch AT&T's new 10-minute documentary titled "The Last Text," featuring stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel.

VIDEO - Canada's National Driving Test 2011

Young Drivers of Canada and State Farm Insurance have created an interactive video test of your driving skills. You are required to observe a developing driving situation, assess it's level of risk and identify the specific risk by clicking on the video itself.

VIDEO - Winter Braking Tips

VideoThis video is produced by the Michelin Tire people and illustrates four topics: shorter stopping distances with winter tires, control difficulties with mis-matched tires, braking with and without ABS and steering while braking with and without ABS. All of this is conducted on snow covered ground.

ROADSENSE TIPS - Designated Driver

ICBC LogoThis tip about designated drivers takes a look at what people think that a designated driver is and how important it can be to find a sober ride home in the face of BC's new drinking and driving legislation.

VIDEO - Staying in Mantrol

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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.

VIDEOS - Staged Collisions for Insurance Fraud

NICB LogoIntentional collisions staged to commit insurance fraud cost us all. The US National Insurance Crime Bureau web site contains video examples of staged collisions to help you avoid being injured or victimized by criminals.

ICBC DRIVING TIPS - Driving Smart in Bad Weather

ICBC LogoFor British Columbians, fall has definitely arrived! We're back to rain, ice, snow and low visibility. This month's tip is a repeat from last year, Driving Smart in Bad Weather, which gives important pointers on how you can handle all these weather changes.

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