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…

Personal Security

As with many sections on this website, this page will eventually hold articles specific to this topic but this is a new website and is taking a great deal of construction so please bear with us and come back in a few weeks time to check again. If there is any aspect of personal security…

Pedestrian Issues

On September 13th, 1899, Henry Bliss was struck and killed by a an electric car in NYC and thus became the first person in North America to be killed by automobile. Each year, nowadays, in the United States, approximately 6,000 pedestrians are killed by automobiles, and 110,000 are injured. Read the report.     One…

Driver Distractions

Articles and Summaries   Oct, 2005:  Distracted Driving – Overview & Guidelines      The subject of distracted driving, perhaps surprisingly, leaves experts in various fields debating precisely what it is.      In this article, DSA editor Eddie Wren focuses on many of the points raised at last week’s First International Conference on Distracted Driving (Toronto)…

Drivers — Index

Drivers fall into several categories. This page is here neither to criticize nor praise any particular group, simply to lead you to relevant information: Young Drivers — Find information for young drivers For the parents of young drivers, and statistics (some very alarming ones included) about young drivers. Women Drivers — Find information here that…

Vehicle Conspicuity

The DSA web page The Red Light District explores safety aspects of indicators and rear fog lights, the former of which are often seriously inadequate on American-built vehicles and the latter — quite ludicrously — are not allowed. A report from CIE looks at the use of ‘Automobile Daytime Running Lights’ as a useful method…