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Safe driving tips for winter

As you settle into the office for another day of work, chances are you’ve probably braved the intensity of the winter weather we are currently experiencing. As fog sweeps the breadth of the UK and ice covers our vehicles like a frosty blanket, you don’t need us to tell you that driving conditions are less than optimum. According to Confused.com, a quarter of motorists have either been involved in an accident or a near-miss in poor conditions, with added figures…

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Posted by cellcontrol

31
Jan

What does your phone say about you?

Some news from last week revealed that according to scientists, our lifestyle can be deduced by the chemicals found on the surface of our mobile phones. It certainly takes the focus away from the more common technological-related concerns surrounding personal data, but just how seriously should we take this? Pieter Dorrestein, co-author of the research from the University of California, is quoted as saying: “You can narrow down male versus female; if you then figure out they use sunscreen then…

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Posted by cellcontrol

2
Dec

Safe driving and the elderly

Safe driving and the elderly It’s the age old (pardon the pun) question: Are elderly drivers safe? Well we suppose it depends what you mean by old. And it depends what you mean by safe. Do the driving skills of older drivers decline with age? Yes. Requiring the complex coordination of several skills to be deemed safe on the roads, the physical and mental changes that accompany aging – such as a slowdown in reflexes and response time, a loss…

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Posted by cellcontrol

21
Oct

Amazing Video hits home the dangers of distracted driving

This clever video, created by VW, really makes it so clear why texting and driving is not a great idea. Leave the phone at home, turn it off or, better still, protect your kids and employees by installing  Cellcontrol!

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Posted by andrewt

22
Jan

7 TIPS TO PREVENT DISTRACTED DRIVING WE WISH WE HAD AS TEENAGERS

Smartphones and other electronic mobile devices may have increased the number of distracted driving temptations greatly, leading to today’s young drivers being faced with distractions most of us would never have imagined when we first started to drive. However, distracted driving was still an issue even before every driver had a phone in the car. We may not have referred to it as distracted driving in those days but here are seven tips that were just as relevant before mobile…

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Posted by andrewt

26
Nov

SOLUTIONS TO TEXTING AND DRIVING THAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD CONSIDER

In the majority of accidents involving teenage drivers, distracted driving is a contributing factor. Most parents of teenage drivers are concerned about texting and driving and rightly so.  Of all driving distractions, texting is among the most hazardous.  The risk of collision is actually increased by more than 20 times, when texting whilst driving, according to research by the American Automobile Associated. Solutions used by parents to combat texting and driving fall into two broad categories: active solutions and educational…

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Posted by andrewt

18
Nov

HOW TO STOP TEENAGERS TEXTING AND DRIVING, BEFORE THEY EVEN START

There is one tool available that can stop teenagers texting when driving and prevent other distracted driving behaviours before they even start and that’s Education. The main reason that teenagers still use their smartphones when behind the wheel, despite all the warnings, is that they simply don’t understand that the risk level is  equivalent to drunk driving. They certainly don’t grasp the fact that the consequences can be fatal. Teenagers may have been given all the reasons and rationale not to…

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Posted by andrewt

11
Nov

DRIVING SAFETY TIPS FOR TEENAGERS

Anyone in car insurance will tell you, teenage drivers are the group at highest risk for accidents. Their natural propensity towards risk-taking combined with driving inexperience can have disastrous consequences. That’s why so many teenage drivers are killed on the UK’s roads every year. Here are eight tips to share with teenagers and recently qualified drivers. They range from advice on the technical aspects of driving, such as safe cornering and how to adjust mirrors correctly, to things that they…

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Posted by andrewt

2
Nov

4 Solutions For New Drivers To Combat Texting

Teenagers, who make up the majority of new drivers, are the texting generation. On average, teenagers send a staggering 60 text messages every day. Although all new drivers are advised not to text and drive, unfortunately we know that not all of them apply this advice consistently. Many do make a concerted effort not to text when they are behind the wheel but, unfortunately, many do succumb to the temptation. Others do text openly and these generally underestimate the risk…

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Posted by cellcontrol

26
Oct

Distracted driving facts every new driver should know

Most new drivers are aware that they are taking a risk every time that they use a mobile phone or other device when they’re driving and that it increases theie chances of having an accident. However, the reality of just how dangerous distracted driving really is and how much harm it causes, seemingly just isn’t enough to stop new drivers from doing it. The fact is that many studies have now proven that using a mobile phone when driving is…

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Posted by cellcontrol

12
Oct


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