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OCT
17

It’s risky being a pedestrian

Monday, 17 October 2016

There’s a new breed of person on the streets these days, variously called Smombies, iWalkers or Petextrians, and you probably know who you are. But it’s become riskier to be a pedestrian these days. Tragically, 71 pedestrians have died in Australia in the 12 months to mid-October 2016, compared to the 2013-15 average of 40.

Read more: It’s risky being a pedestrian

 
OCT
07

Nobody likes tailgating yet we still do it

Friday, 07 October 2016

Tailgating may be one of the most hated driver habits on the road, yet many of us still do it. One main reason we tailgate is simply to stop other drivers taking a space in front of us. Of course, it’s not the only reason. When participants in a survey were asked why they tailgated, road rage and anger was the top response.

Read more: Nobody likes tailgating yet we still do it

 
AUG
30

Keep left and that means left

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A recent provocative article in Car Advice describes the frustration of sitting behind drivers who hog the fast lane, even at slow speeds. According to the police, lane hogging is one of the main gripes of motorists. Nobody likes it.

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AUG
22

Why 45 minutes is long enough

Monday, 22 August 2016

It’s official – people hate commuting. Commuting is linked with a higher risk of obesity, divorce, neck pain, stress, worry, and insomnia. It also makes us eat more junk food and exercise less. For people who have long commutes – more than 45 minutes one way – it is even worse.

Read more: Why 45 minutes is long enough

 
JUN
07

Quirky ideas to slow us down

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

All over the world people have had original, sometimes quirky, ideas about how to slow motorists down. England uses smileys, France creates cardboard cut-outs to represent people who have died, and now India is trialling virtual speed bumps.

Read more: Quirky ideas to slow us down

   

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