Distracted Driving — Overview & Guidelines

The subject of distracted driving, perhaps surprisingly, leaves experts in various fields debating precisely what it is! Indeed, at the first International Conference on Distracted Driving (Toronto, October 2005) a significant proportion of the three-day-event was devoted to exactly this question. For example, researchers had one viewpoint, police officers another, and presumably legislators or educators…

F.A.Q.s

Many of the questions on this page have been sent to us by people who are apprehensive as drivers or have an oppressive fear of driving (see acknowledgements, here). We have tried to give effective and, above all, safety-oriented answers to these questions but must draw your attention once again to our disclaimer. If your…

Senior Drivers

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have an excellent website for senior drivers. See also the Medical College of Wisconsin webpage: Safe Driving for Older Adults, and one titled ‘Safe Driving For Seniors,’ on the Foundation for Health in Aging website. January 12, 2005: AAA Offers First Home-Based Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer…

Women Drivers

INTRODUCTION There is a remarkable amount of nonsense talked about women drivers. The simple fact is that while women may have proportionately more crashes than men, those crashes are, on the whole, much less severe and women are therefore responsible for far fewer injuries and deaths than are male drivers. As a reflection of this…

Police Patrol Vehicles

Fundamentals From country to country and even, sometimes, from county to county, there can be a big difference to the color scheme of police patrol cars. In all cases they are meant to be readily identifiable, but some police forces use remarkably bright coloration for conspicuity. This is intended not only to assist with officer…

Police Driving

Canada New recruits (cadets) undergo six months of basic training each year at “Depot”, Regina’s historic Royal Canadian Mounted Police academy. While at Depot, recruits spend 52 hours at the driving unit, acquiring many of the same advanced driving skills that civilian schools teach to would-be race drivers…. High speed driving isn’t as common as…

The Psychology of Driving

“It is well known that human behaviour is the main cause of road accidents. Therefore it is important to try to improve driving behaviour. It appears from research and studies that the best way to achieve this is a combination of enforcement actions and, simultaneously, information to the public.” View the ‘Human Behaviour’ page of…

Police & Driving Writers Wanted

Police officers, other emergency workers, driving instructors and ordinary drivers, from anywhere in the world, are invited to share their true experiences, in connection with driving-related issues, for possible inclusion on this website. Both humorous and grim tales are requested. Apart from having some laughs at any amusing stories, sharing these experiences may arguably help…