As human beings, we are emotional creatures. Despite how much we’d like to believe that we are logical and are always in control of our behaviours, the fact remains that our emotional state affects how we think, behave, and even how we make decisions. Three examples of emotions that can affect us badly while driving are anger, anxiety, and believe it or not, even sadness. While it’s true that these emotions can affect our driving negatively, each of them actually do so in very different ways. Let’s take a quick look at each one.Read More
Whether you are too close or too far from the steering wheel, driving in the wrong position has its consequences - ranging from decreased control of the vehicle or injuries, either from prolonged poor posture or from accidents. Learning proper driving position is one of the first steps in road safety.Read More
Most of us have the common sense to know what is patently wrong when behind the wheel—we know not to drive tired or intoxicated, to always use seatbelts and Facebook-ing while driving is a definite no-no. However, we have all encountered incidents of careless or inconsiderate driving in our commutes, and while these episodes don’t often result in accidents, they are a definite nuisance and still potentially hazardous.Read More
You may have heard this before: “We didn’t use car seats back in my day, but we all turned out fine. Just put on a seatbelt!” Probably well-intended, but a logical fallacy nonetheless - anecdotes are not data, and it misses the blindingly obvious - the roads today are significantly riskier than that of two decades ago. Data has shown that the use of car seats reduce the risk of serious injury by up to 70%.Read More
The risk of car theft is a reality that all car owners face. Although it is quite difficult to completely guarantee the safety of our cars, what we can do as responsible car owners is to reduce the risk of them getting stolen. What this basically means is that we can take steps to make it just a little bit more difficult for our cars to get stolen by thieves. This can be done in a number of ways.