As the automotive industry progressively improves the safety of its vehicles, it seems issues of driver awareness and visibility also increase. Thickening pillars and smaller windows coupled with an awkward road design make for a particularly dangerous intersection in Hampshire, England that suffers from a phenomenon…
I don’t know about you, but my Driver’s Ed lessons—held during one semester during my sophomore year of high school—were basic and straightforward. We went over all the lights and signs and what they meant and maaaybe some bad weather advice. That was it. This old Driver’s Ed textbook, Tomorrow’s Drivers, goes above…
Experienced motorcyclists might make riding look easy, but that’s only because they’re experienced. As a novice, there’s a lot you need to keep on your mind before you ride. These ten things will help keep you safe while having fun on two wheels.
Driving while drugged probably isn’t the best idea, but the people who do it are probably too, ehem, preoccupied at the time to be able to tell us how challenging it really is. In comes Ford, with some new technology showing what it’s like to conduct a vehicle—and catch various balls—while under the influence of drugs.
Let’s face it, driver’s ed in America is a broken system. It’s a true, cold hearted fact that car accidents are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers ages 15-19. After reading these ten awful driver’s ed stories, it’s not too difficult to understand why.
The very concept of drivers’ education is completely mind boggling. Take three or four of the worst, most inexperienced drivers. Give them raging teenage hormones. Now stick them in a car with an instructor who probably doesn’t care, and just wants to escape with their life.
AP Econ sucked, and we would've totally skipped it if Advanced Placement drivers' education was a thing. And it absolutely needs to be a thing.
Driver's education should be about more than than just lane changes and parallel parking: it also has to be about the responsibility we all share as motorists. In this essay, MechanicAdvisor's Ken Kupchik recalls the impact that a paralyzed driving instructor had on his young life.
"Most of our traffic and motor safety problems are created by a few childishly inconsiderate drivers"
I found out that if you really want to learn how to drive in the US, you have to pay your way into rally school. I think it's worth it, but is there a better way?
Time-rending wormholes are a constant danger we all face. At any moment, we could all be sucked into a rift in the space-time continuum, and emerge anywhere. Even behind the wheel of a Holden whizzing down a crowded Australian highway in the 1970s. That's why you need to watch these videos to be prepared.
Georgia State Rep. Bobby Franklin wants to stop government from "licensing" drivers, saying driving is an "inalienable right." He also wants Georgia to pay its bills in gold and bar mandatory vaccinations. Apocalypses don't just start themselves, y'all.
The prescription for criminal teen car lust in the 1970s? "Joy Ride - An Auto Theft," an educational film exploring questions like "Why would anyone leave their keys in a '68 Satellite?" and "What does 'dudeing' mean?"
No matter how the Great Toyota Recall and Jim Sikes saga ends, two things are certain: one, American drivers are sheep, and two, yes, this will happen again.
Two Democrats in Michigan's State House put together legislation to mandate classroom time on "the importance of carpooling and using public transportation, identifying the attributes of a fuel-efficient vehicle," and "recycling vehicle parts and fluids." Hippies. [Detroit News]