ANCAP ad destroys cars and old myths head-on

Mark Schneider | 30/08/2018 9:31:55 AM

“I feel so much safer in my old car. It’s just so much better built and more solid than these new ones and I’m sure it will protect me better in a crash.” Some old motoring myths die hard, like that one. The truth, of course, is that virtually all new cars are safer than the old ones. The days when the only car makers making safety a priority were Volvo and Mercedes are long gone. Older vs Newer Corolla ANCAP, Australasia’s independent non-profit cras...

A Fleetcare Christmas Tale

Mark Schneider | 7/12/2017 9:59:52 AM

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Except in Hahndorf, South Australia, where Santa's best-laid plans went sadly pear-shaped last Christmas Eve. But happily for Santa, Fleetcare Accident Management was there to help him just when he needed it most. There was Santa racing around Hahndorf delivering presents right on schedule with everything going smoothly. Then all of a sudden directions to the reindeers were mi...

Never ignore drowsy driving

Mark Schneider | 17/10/2016 11:57:46 AM

You’ve been driving for several hours with several more to go and you’re starting to yawn. Next the blinking starts and you’re having trouble keeping your head up. Your thoughts are wandering and suddenly you’ve nodded off for a second, drifted out of the lane or off the road and jerked your head up with a sudden shock. That was scary! If that sounds familiar it could be that you’ve been working too hard and not getting enough sleep and it’s definitely ...

Every Extra Drink Makes You More Likely To Crash

Mark Schneider | 23/05/2016 10:30:15 AM

For most of us who’ve been driving for a few years it seems so natural that we might be tempted to think that we’re probably OK to drive when we’ve had a few drinks. Well the reality is very different. While it might seem like second nature, driving is always a complex task requiring coordination, reflexes, judgement and concentration and they’re the very things that are badly affected by alcohol. Your ability to drive is affected from the moment you start drin...

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