The Purpose Of Traffic Laws?

     ? Harrington Driver Training Services Road safety is a complex process, which not only depends on environmental and technical advances. In fact, from 70% to 80% of road accidents and injuries are scientifically considered as derived from human behaviour. For this reason, it is important to understand the relationship between road users and traffic […]

Smart Motorways – A Recipe For Disaster?

          A smart motorway (formerly managed motorway and active traffic management), also known in Scotland as a intelligent transport system, is a section of motorway in the United Kingdom that employs active traffic management (ATM) techniques to increase capacity through the use of MIDAS technology including variable speed limits and occasionally hard shoulder running […]

FTC – The ‘Miracle’ Fuel Additive – Fact or Fable?

     Harrington Driver Training Services      relentless campaign of misinformation with the slogan alleging “if they were that good all motor manufacturers would fit them”.     FTC – The ‘Miracle’ Fuel Additive – Fact or Fable?                                              Tom Harrington LL B F Inst. MTD (December 2020)   “The science behind metallic catalysts is very […]

‘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 – February  2021

  This Issue… Cancel Your Test Fiasco ·        HRC to Intervene in Asylum Seekers Driving Licence Case ·        Unaccompanied ‘L’ Drivers Fined ·        Legislation for E-Scooters in Public Places ·        “Harmless Toys” ·        Sentence Too Lenient ·        D/L Renewal Too Complicated ·        Failing Touch Screens ·        GEM – Review of Drink Driving Laws ·        Ford […]

Covid-19- Reckless Endangerment & The ADI

     Harrington Driver training Services Covid-19 is an insidious virus that has infected 34.1million and killed more than 1.02 million people worldwide at the time of writing.  Whilst most law-abiding and responsible citizens follow the guidelines issued by health authorities, many still disregard this important information and continue as if everyday life was normal.  This […]

Speed Choice Part 2

Speed Choice Part 2 Crash severity increases disproportionately with vehicle speed, such that a frontal impact at 35 mph, for example, is one-third more destructive than one at 30 mph. Drivers who commit driving violations, such as speeding, crash more. Driving violations reduce safety margins amplifying the impact of driver errors. Speed is placed in […]

Speed Choice – Deliberate Violation or Involuntary Error?

Speed Choice – Deliberate Violation or Involuntary Error?   Harrington Driver Training Services Speeding is a type of aggressive driving behaviour engaged in by many drivers.  Several factors have contributed to an overall rise in aggressive driving: Traffic congestion is one of the most frequently mentioned contributing factors to aggressive driving, such as speeding. Drivers […]