News Archives - Driving

Tesla and the ‘look and feel’ of electric cars

As you might expect, dotcom billionaire and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk knows how to sell. His electric car company, Tesla, is barely 15 years old, but has stolen headlines around the world by embarrassing some of the most expensive and famous car marques. The Tesla Model S P100 is an electric luxury sports tourer with dual motors, all-wheel-drive, four seats and…

Our cities are making us ill

It has long been known that air pollution in cities is bad for the lungs. There is now increasing evidence to suggest it also affects our brains. According to a study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, children living near busy roads during the first year of their life may face an increased risk of autism. Researchers from the…

Bicycles and the staples of a civilised day-to-day existence

Bicycles, like washing machines, are not something that should need to be evangelised about. They are a staple of a civilised day-to-day existence. However, when the question of why more people don’t cycle comes up in conversation, it’s amazing the excuses that are conjured. It’s too dangerous; there are no showers at my office; my commute is too far; there…

Drivers who overtake too close: We have our iONu

Poor driving standards mean every cyclist could do with eyes in the back of their head. Now they can have them, with the iONu device developed by cycle insurer, The ETA. iONu is an inflatable mask that cyclists wear on the back of their heads to give approaching drivers the impression they are being watched. The ETA was inspired to…

Business fleets offered free courses on tailgating

Tailgating is a contributory factor in a significant number of collisions so business fleet operators are now being offered free training for their drivers. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is offering free courses on behalf the Road Safety Trust. Employers with young, male drivers who undertake regular driving in light goods vehicles or cars during work, with significant mileage on…