ARTICLES RELATING TO DRIVERS

Uber fighting drivers' class action bid

2015-07-10 10:12

Uber is facing a law suit filed by drivers which could cost the company millions if it's processed as a a class action.

Prof finds humans have own 'brain GPS'

2014-10-07 09:11

There's a reason why taxi drivers behave the way they do on the road. According to a Nobel Prize-winner they show how the human 'inner GPS' works best... We're just like rats!

UK worries about old folk on roads

2014-03-06 13:57

The UK Department for Transport may consider relaxing the age at which drivers must renew their licence from 70 to 80, reports road safety charity Brake. Good idea - or not?

Mind the gap: Pothole app in the works

2013-12-27 11:30

While South Africans still dodge potholes on local roads, the UK government has funded the development of an innovative smartphone application allowing the public to report damaged roads and mark them for other road users.

Hulk, Massa for Lotus hot seat

2013-10-11 08:31

F1 drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa are the front-runners to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus in 2014 but the team must first secure fresh investment.

Top 10 bad driving habits

2013-09-25 09:30

Driving too close to another vehicle, not indicating before turning, stealing a parking slot... we list 10 awful road rage-inducing driving habits. And they're official...

US kissing off car love affair?

2013-09-02 09:53

The average distance drivers cover in the US has dropped and one expert believes the open road is no longer the pathway to freedom it once was. Is America's love affair with cars over?

Drivers at fault for 'Lycra louts'

2013-08-21 08:47

Drivers should always be blamed after colliding with a bicycle – even if the cyclist caused the incident by running a red traffic light, at least according to a proposal in England.

You a stomper, a pumper? Sies!

2013-08-01 08:05

Stompers, pedal-pumpers and tailgate Charlies… millions of drivers use their brakes in potentially dangerous and infuriating ways, according to a study. What’s your "braking personality?" Tell us!

Road safety: Take your seat

2013-06-28 12:30

The correct seating position could mean the difference between minor injuries and tragedy during a crash, writes Fleet Magazine.

 

Button: 'Love for racing' trumps cash

2014-11-11 08:42

Jenson Button's Formula 1 future is at stake with the news of Fernando Alonso possibly joining McLaren in 2015. But Button is hoping that 'love' will be the deciding factor...

UK speed-cut: What about SA?

2014-03-12 10:35

More than two-thirds of UK drivers don't want the government to cut a major freeway's speed limit. How would you react if a similar cut were proposed for SA?

Fines for parents: Readers respond

2014-02-11 09:00

A survey of more than 4000 drivers has shown that parents who ignore road laws during the chaotic pick up/drop off of children at schools should be punished. Wheels24 readers respond.

New faces for 2014 Citroen WRC

2013-12-10 09:31

Briton Kris Meeke and Norwegian Mads Oestberg will be Citroen's main World Rally championship drivers in 2014.

Driver herd-mentality in action

2013-10-10 11:52

A video shows how one impatient driver irresponsibly drives through a red traffic light – a common occurrence. Incredibly, not one but FOUR drivers follow suit. Watch drivers exhibiting the herd mentality!

Battle on for SA kart finals

2013-09-20 04:35

The Engen Supa Kart series finals are looming and the young karters are ready to give it horns.

Kimi still an option for McLaren?

2013-08-28 08:58

McLaren considered signing Kimi Raikkonen in 2012 but there have been no talks - so far - with its former driver since, reports team principal Martin Whitmarsh.

Drugs and drivers: Doping in F1

2013-08-12 08:58

Even Formula 1 isn't immune to drug abuse. An expert says drivers used Alzheimer's medication to enhance their memories of circuit layouts.

Driver behaviour: Learn from ants?

2013-07-19 09:10

Back in 2008, Author Tom Vanderbilt published a book dealing with the idiosyncrasies of drivers. Vanderbilt suggested we could learn from "the world's best commuters" - army ants.

Button: We gambled...and lost

2013-06-21 14:25

Jenson Button has given up claiming the 2013 Formula 1 title but says McLaren could still achieve race wins as the sport heads to England for the British GP.

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