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Driving Tips and Advice

It is important to stay calm when driving, after all you are controlling a machine weighing thousands of pounds. But you are also in control of your responses and reactions while driving, and it’s crucial to make good ones.

If you drive on busy city streets during rush hour it’s quite likely you have been the unlucky recipient of road rage. Maybe you did something to offend another driver, or maybe you didn’t, but as long as you make the decision to stay calm hopefully whatever situation you find yourself in, it won’t escalate.


Auto Industry

Uber has deployed two self-driving cars to Toronto streets as the company continues to research the technology but the vehicles will have a human driver behind the wheel, at least for now.The vehicles are being driven by specially-trained operators from Pittsburgh and are primarily being used to complete mapping work in and around the University of Toronto’s campus, according to Uber spokesperson Susie Heath.

The testing comes about a year-and-a-half after the province enacted legislation that allows on-road testing of autonomous vehicles, so long as approved groups follow a list of precautions, including having a human in the driver’s seat at all times.


Auto Industry, Road Tips / Advice

A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association reports that bicycle traffic deaths increased by 12.2 percent in 2015 — the largest uptick in two decades. The GHSA report includes 30 actionable steps that can be taken by state agencies to reverse this trend, as well as tips to help drivers and cyclists share the road safely.

According to the GHSA’s “A Right to the Road: Understanding & Addressing Bicyclist Safety,” 54 percent of bicyclists killed in traffic collisions in 2015 were not wearing a helmet. Drawing on data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the study also reveals that…