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Four distracted driving Myths (Infographic)

Caitlin Kerr - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Distracted driving certainly includes texting, but what many people don’t realize is that a mobile phone conversation while driving, regardless of hands-free technology, is also very dangerous. The National Safety Council (NSC) published the following infographic to educate the public on the myth of multitasking, and help prevent the dangers that can occur due to the use of mobile phones behind the wheel. It's a very useful infographic and we are glad to share it on our blog.

NSC’s infographic outlines four myths surrounding distracted driving:

  • Myth 1: Drivers can multitask.
  • Myth 2: Talking to someone on a cell phone is no different from talking to someone in the car.
  • Myth 3: Hands-free devices eliminate the danger of cell phone use during driving.
  • Myth 4: Drivers talking on cell phone still have a quicker reaction time than those who are driving under the influence.
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The music you listen to impacts your driving safety

Caitlin Kerr - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Road worriers - older drivers now more at risk than young drivers

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, January 05, 2013

An article which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on 3/1/2012 reported that there has been a significant drop in teen driver fatality and a rise in older driver fatalities. The article referenced recently released statistics from the Federal Government. Read More…

Apps for the learner driver smartphone

Caitlin Kerr - Saturday, October 06, 2012
There are some worthwhile apps available for learner drivers. Highlighted below is a selection of apps that we liked. Most of the apps are free to download and use. Remember to check with your local regulator if a digital log book will be acceptable to them for as a record of your driving experience. Post comments about which of the apps you liked and found useful. RTA http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/roads-traffic-authority-nsw/id368886531?mt=8 Learner Book NSW http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/learner-logbook-nsw/id458941513?mt=8 Learner Driver http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/learner-driver/id430558667?mt=8 Learner Driver Log http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ldrog-learner-driver-log/id385628083?mt=8 Go Drive Green http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/godrivegreen/id411510594?mt=8 Rules of Defensive Driving http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/rules-of-defensive-driving/id389939233?mt=8

Applying make-up while driving causes accidents, watch this video!

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, September 17, 2012

The scariest beauty tutorial: Artist creates shocking video to warn women about the dangers of applying make-up when driving  Read More…

Teen driving [Infographic]

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, September 17, 2012
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Enjoy the ride (Video)

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, September 17, 2012

Talking cars set to slash road toll

Caitlin Kerr - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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What Are Brake Pads Made Of

Caitlin Kerr - Monday, February 13, 2012

Ever wanted to know more about brake pads? Read more
http://parts.olathetoyota.com/what-are-brake-pads-made-of.html  Read More…

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