December 19, 2018
When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Most never talk to anyone about giving up their car!

According to a new study, most older drivers never talk about their ability to drive safely to their family or medical professionals.

We urge family members to have discussions with their older loved ones about how they feel whilst driving and how their eyesight is. Not only are they putting themselves in potential danger, but others around them too.

Speak to the team at Britannia Driving School for more help and guidance.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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December 13, 2018
A Self-Driving Mobile Hotel Room

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“It’s basically a hotel room so it has everything inside it,” he says. “Whether it’s six hours or 10 hours, you’ll feel comfortable inside it.” – Steve Lee, Designer.

Lee has come up with an idea that could make the future of travel awesome, ‘The Autonomous Travel Suite’.

Is this far-fetched? Not at all, self-driving cars are already on the road and people are travelling. Lee predicts this vehicle will be on the road by 2030 picking up a traveller at home and taking them to their destinations for up to 10 hours.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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December 12, 2018
Waymo Launch Self Driving Car

Waymo has introduced a small self-driving service in the Phoenix area after waiting for nearly a decade.

Marking a significant milestone after working secretively with Google in 2009. Since then, the cars have been tracked more than 10 million miles on public roads in cities such as Californa and Arizona.

.A human will be behind the wheel in case the robotic vehicle’s malfunction. However, this was not enough to prevent the accident in March in the same area. Uber hit and killed a pedestrian crossing a darkened street in Tempe, Arizona, seven months ago.

What are your thoughts? Do you question the public safety of these vehicles? Let us know!

Safe driving, from Britannia!

 

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December 11, 2018
Amazon Alexa in your Car?

Amazon is looking to bring the Alexa personal assistant to autos, helping drivers with mapping and music navigation and to help find the nearest gas station.

You might think, well that’s what I have my phone for? But doesn’t it make more sense inside the car to use your voice? You want to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, so it makes more sense.

Anker ROAV

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December 10, 2018
Man Cannot Drive Until the Year 3001

Leonard Davie, 62, was stopped by police in Sydney for a random breath test earlier in July

Police officers found out that his driver’s licence had expired in 1983. A further check revealed he was not allowed to drive until the next millennium. He would be 1,046-years-old when he was allowed to drive again.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4730490/Sydney-driver-62-banned-driving-year-3001.html

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December 6, 2018
Do you Vape and Drive?

People who vape or smoke e-cigarettes whilst driving are at risk of losing their license if their vision is obscured by clouds of vapour.

Police say that an e-cigarette will be treated the same as any handheld electronic device. As such, motorists who are distracted by them, or the clouds of vapour they produce, could face prosecution for driving without due care and attention.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/vaping-driving-prosecution-lose-license-ecigarettes-drivers-police-warning-uk-a8222836.html

For more information, why not contact us with any questions you may have.

Safe driving, from Britannia!

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