Tag: safety

How to drive while using two cell phones

David Secker of Norwich, England was cited for driving 70 MPH while talking on one phone and texting with another. He reportedly used his knees to steer, though his lawyer denies that was the case. Police say Secker made them wait to complete his call after they pulled him over.

The judge hearing Secker’s case fined him £150, assessed 14 points against his license, and banned him from driving for 12 months.

More at BBC: Driver spotted using two mobile phones is banned. Via Gizmodo.

Dutch study night cycling

I’m sure somebody will find this interesting. The Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (‘Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid’ or SWOV) say they’ve never studied the risk of cycling in the dark versus daylight until recently. They announced their results with the boldly groundbreaking headline: “Cycling in the dark more dangerous than in daylight.