With a snowstorm expected to hit much of the Front Range beginning Monday night and into Tuesday, AAA Colorado provided winter-weather tips for drivers, including advice on packing an emergency kit to keep in the car.During a storm, drivers most often call AAA Colorado about dead batteries or crashes resulting from treadless or under-inflated tires.Before leaving home, drivers should check Colorado Department of Transportation's website at cotrip.org for up-to-date information on road conditions."It doesn't matter what kind of car you drive. Snow and ice pose significant risks to every single motorist," AAA Colorado spokesman Skyler McKinley said a news the release. "Budget extra time, take it slow, and keep a vigilant eye on traffic conditions in front of you. You're not invincible, and watch out for the driver who thinks that he or she is." Blizzard warning for northern El Paso CountyTo be ready for a winter storm, build an emergency kit with tire chains, abrasive material such as … [Read more...] about Winter weather driving tips ahead of Colorado snowstorm
Car vibrates when driving
Should I pick up a used drive shaft and let a local garage do the repair, or should I just have the dealer install a new one? Q. There is a rumble-like vibration when accelerating in my 2012 Toyota Highlander with 165,000 miles on it. The dealer determined that the car needs a center-driveshaft replacement. The cost will be about $1,100, including labor. Do you think I should look for a used drive shaft and have it replaced at a local garage, or do you think I should get a new drive shaft replaced by the dealership? A. Replacing the driveshaft with aftermarket or rebuilt units — or even a used unit from a salvage yard — could be an economical alternative. Make sure, however, that the shop carefully inspects the part before installing it in your vehicle. If the donor vehicle was in a bad crash, the driveshaft could be damaged. John Paul is AAA Northeast’s Car Doctor. He has over 40 years of experience in the automotive business and is an ASE certified master … [Read more...] about Should I repair my car at the dealer or a local garage?
News / UK and world by Press Association July 6, 2018, 3:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The physical vibrations of a moving car can make motorists feel sleepy and affect concentration levels just 15 minutes into driving, a small study has shown. Researchers from RMIT University in Australia say their findings, which are based on a group of 15 volunteers, add to growing evidence that the soft vibrations caused by vehicles in motion can cause drowsiness. Fatigue was a contributory factor in 20% of the road accidents in the UK in 2015, according to figures from the Department for Transport. Professor Stephen Robinson, RMIT’s department of Psychology, said: “When you’re tired, it doesn’t take much to start nodding off and we’ve found that the gentle vibrations made by car seats as you drive can lull your brain and body. “Our study shows steady vibrations at low frequencies – the kind … [Read more...] about Why driving makes you sleepy, according to new research
0 Post a comment Friday, 1 June 2018 - Emergency Services by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] A police officer has recounted going to the scene of a fatal crash in the hopes of preventing drink driving at this weekend’s Food and Music Festival. The officer posted on the Kingsbridge Police Facebook page: “Not a year goes by without, unfortunately, somebody being arrested for drink driving during the music festival. Thought I’d share this again to try and break the cycle.”Here is the account in full: Let me tell you a story about drink driving.I used to be a Police Officer in Central London.It was a Saturday night and I was working in plain clothes on the robbery squad. A call came out to a huge brawl at a wedding in Kilburn. Everybody from the station ended up going to it but as I was on a plain clothes unit we didn’t go - it can get confusing and people don’t know if … [Read more...] about Police officer recounts harrowing event, aims to prevent drink driving
Keith Laing Detroit News Washington Bureau Published 1:04 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Washington — Tesla CEO Elon Musk complains that crashes of cars driven in semi-autonomous mode are given out-sized attention after a string of accidents involving his company's vehicles being operated on Autopilot. But publicity over similar incidents, including a self-driving Uber vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian, appears to be eroding consumer trust in the emerging technology, recent polling shows. It is leading to calls for Tesla to abandon the Autopilot name – and for all carmakers to adopt universal and clear names for various levels of autonomous vehicle technology. A Tesla sedan collided with a parked police car in Southern California on Tuesday. The driver, who walked away with minor injuries, told police the car was on Autopilot. Another Model S in Autopilot mode crashed into a fire truck in Utah on May 11. The car … [Read more...] about Tesla, Uber crashes prompt questions about robot cars