On July 1, the federal government released updated regulations mandating maximum driving time for truckers. The rules are intended to keep truckers from driving while fatigued, as tired drivers are at greater risk of being involved in a crash. But even well-rested drivers may be at risk for a crash, depending on the roads they travel. Read on to learn how and why some roads … [Read more...]
Speed Limits – Are they really necessary?
Well, this might have to do more with the way the human body is designed and how much information we can process in a short period of time. Scientific data has shown that our actual active line of sight window (or the area of our vision which is fully analyzed and can be reacted to instantaneously) is limited to a few square inches in front of you. The rest is what is … [Read more...]
Seat Belts – True lifesavers
Yes, we’ve heard it again and again, seatbelts save lives and this is true if they are indeed used. There are however some precautions in the use and care of seatbelts which like any other part of your car is a simple machine that can indeed mean the difference between life and death in a crash. Now to begin with, statistics show that most injuries occur at slower speeds (too … [Read more...]
Nitrogen for your Wheels
There have been recent studies that have shown that Nitrogen gas for use in inflating your car’s tires makes them last longer. Well, there might be a good scientific backing for this for many of the new muscle cars that are coming out onto the market have them in their tires. Nitrogen being an inert gas that prevents the problems associated with regular compressed air which … [Read more...]