Reduced Visibility

As summer says goodbye and we start to move into autumn and winter, it’s important to think about how poor weather can affect driving and visibility. These past few days have seen heavy rains, low light, and even hail in my area, which means different conditions for driving. You’ve got longer stopping distances, so keep...
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Your Turn

A car with a bad turning circle can be incredibly frustrating. What should be a three-point turn can easily turn into a five-point turn, or even a seven-point turn in a cramped street with a lot of parked cars. And the worst part is that you can be super careful, check your mirrors a hundred...
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Reversing Mistakes

When you’re reversing, it can be really tough to get a proper sense of what’s behind you if you’re naturally bad at spatial awareness. It can take years to get used to a particular car, especially because sloping roads and driveways change everything. Humans have evolved to look at what’s in front of them, so...
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Where Are You Going?

Trying to get somewhere when you don’t have a clear idea of where you’re going can be incredibly frustrating. That’s true in all contexts, be they metaphorical, literal in the long-term, or literal in the short term. For the metaphorical sense, it’s important to have concrete goals and a reliable method for achieving those goals....
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Back Windscreen

Everyone agrees that you can’t drive with a cracked windscreen, or one that’s too dusty or dirty to see through. We have windscreen wipers, de-misters, and special glass to ensure that windscreens allow for optimal visibility. That’s because we understand that when you’re driving, the ability to see the road is absolutely essential to safety....
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Towing a Trailer

When you’re towing a trailer, being able to see what’s behind you is more important than ever. Lane changes are harder, with turns becoming a more complex, multi-point process, and the sheer amount of space you take up means that you might misjudge distances – especially if you’re not used to it. Even if you’ve...
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Parked in the Dark

In the dark, it’s easy to miss a car that’s parked behind you when you’re pulling out onto the road. In fact, it’s easy to miss parked cars in general if there isn’t good lighting – parked cars don’t have headlights, and you don’t normally have strong lights behind your vehicle. You can do a...
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Reversing a Trailer

Reversing with a trailer is no mean feat. You’ve got a bulky vehicle – normally at least a ute or something else big enough to tow a trailer – and a bulky trailer. And while you can use a rear view mirror to see behind your vehicle, guess what’s behind your vehicle? That’s right: the...
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Tired

As everyone knows, sleepiness and drowsiness increase your risk of making errors. That’s why it’s a bad idea to drive when you’re tired – it can be just as bad, and sometimes even worse than driving when you’re drunk. If you’re feeling like you need to rest when on a long drive, you should pull...
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Rear Visibility

Reversing or parallel parking with a dirty, grimy, streak-filled back windscreen is a difficult ordeal, especially in low-light conditions or when it’s foggy. Now obviously, cleaning your windscreen is the first part of solving the problem. But even with a clean windscreen, reversing can be rough. It’s tough to get the distance just right, given...
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