Drivers – Anticipation or Sixth Sense?

     Harrington Driver Training Services Anticipation is a competency that has been shown to facilitate safety and eco-driving through the efficient positioning of a vehicle for probable upcoming changes in traffic. Anticipation is also the ability to see in advance. It’s a most important attribute for good driving. Anticipating something before it actually happens keeps […]

‘The Wrong Side of the Road’ – Felony Murder: The State (WA) v King (2020)

     : The State of Western Australia v King (2020) WASCSR 20   Servicesng With proposals in GB to increase the sentence for dangerous driving causing death from 14 years to life imprisonment, the following high profile Australian case may be of interest to readers who have an interest in matters legal. The case concerns […]

The Effects of Cognitive Load on Driving Performance

            Clearly I’m not a neurologist; however, I dedicate a lot of thought, time and research into things I write about. Sometimes I write about things in order to understand them–or understand them better. This is one of those times. Caveat emptor. This paper focuses on how a user’s cognitive load and driving situation can […]

Car Window Tinting – The Pros & Cons

      – The Pros & Cons Harrington Driver Training Services   In Ireland and Great Britain, car window tinting is legal up to a certain darkness level. Tinted windows on your car isn’t just an aesthetic feature however, it does have certain benefits which this article will explore. However, there are disadvantages of tinted windows […]

Road Safety News w/comm 5/4/21 – in association with THINK!

Road Safety News w/comm 5/4/21 – in association with THINK! Click here to read all news reports • There was a significant difference of opinion during a recent discussion about compulsory ABS on small PTWs, held as part of Road Safety GB’s online PTW event. • A legacy of inconsistent funding is preventing local authorities from being able to provide long […]

‘Out of Control’ Vehicles Safety barriers are used to stop ‘out of control’ vehicles from

     Harrington Driver Training Services Traffic barriers are known as one of the countermeasures for reducing the severity of Run-off-Road (ROR) crashes. The main task of traffic barriers in crashes is to redirect the vehicles running off the road to keep them safe in the clear zone. Therefore, designing an appropriate traffic barrier is a […]

Road Safety Ireland – March  2021

       Harrington Driver Training Services ü Judicial Committee Stands by Draft Personal Injuries Guidelines ü Inquiry into Smart Motorways ü 100,000 Waiting for Driving Tests ü Reducing Personal Injury Damages ü Personal Injuries Guidelines to be Brought into Effect through Legislation ü NCT Clocks up Record profits ü Average-Speed Motorways ü Coventry – All-Electric […]

The PRIME [1]Theory of Motivation to Promote Safer Driving

The PRIME Theory of Motivation to Promote Safer Driving   Harrington Driver Training Services Understanding motivation requires an understanding of the human motivational system. This is the system of ‘forces’ that energize and direct our actions; it shapes the flow of behaviour on a moment-to-moment basis. There are many theories of motivation; surprisingly none has […]