Blog: For your drivers

Last week, we talked about a risk on the road that can affect all of us: Distraction. To recap, we talked about the fact that our vision is so important when we drive, but being distracted causes us to ‘see without seeing’, and miss some really important information coming at us from our environments. We also covered the fact that there are many different types of distractions, and that there are ways in which all of us can learn to deal with these better, so we can prepare for them.

Distraction is no good when we're behind the wheel, that's a given! But what if there was a way to identify slightly 'safer' moments when a distraction could be allowed? According to researcher presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Seoul, South Korea...

We hear a lot about different dangers that face us on the roads, our environment, the terrain, risky scenarios.. but what about something that's harder to point at, but which can affect all of us? We're talking about distractions, and the research is showing that it's pretty clear how serious this one is in terms of making us terrible drivers!...

Tourist drivers have been getting a fair bit of grief in the media lately. So how would New Zealanders do if asked to sit a driving test? Reporters Martin Van Beynen and Brittany Mann have years of driving experience between them, and were put through their paces to see if they have the skills to pass a mock driving test. They both failed, Van Beynen citing the following errors...

Our littlest community members are back in the classroom for another year, and we adults are back to battling traffic to get to where we need to go...

We get asked some very good questions, so here’s the third in our series where we answer them for you! If you’re interested in the other instalments, you can read the first one here and the second one here.

We’ve reached that time of year again! Everyone’s exhausted and has December-itis, determined to get things are completed before Christmas. It’s that psychological line in the sand that has everyone scrambling to get through the to-do list that’s been happily unfinished all year. The social gatherings multiply too – we all need to see each other one more time before the holiday period strikes…

Here at Fleetcoach, we have developed a new way of implementing professional driving training. It’s been built on years of research and experience, but it’s quite new and different to what has been done before. This means we often get questions from people about how it works and why we’ve done things the way we have, so we thought we’d start collecting these up and putting them together into a series of blog posts. This is the second in the series...

If you're over the speed limit when you're on the road this summer, you can expect to be pulled over. There is a 4kmh speed tolerance in place, but drivers can be pulled over when they're as little as 1kmh over the limit. It's then up to the discretion of the officer whether to issue a ticket or a warning...

Here at Fleetcoach, we have a new way of training drivers, which has been built on years of research and experience. We often get questions from people about how it works and why we’ve done things the way we have, so we thought we’d start collecting these up and putting them together into a series of blog posts...