At the drive in inter alia
Emissions: a controversial point that also affects technology. Europe wants a limit of 65 g/km of CO2 for new cars from 2025. At present, emissions are considered very low when they do not exceed 100 g/km.
Others, such as Renault, have developed their own system, in this case R-Link, which centralizes all services on a touch screen: telephone, multimedia equipment, navigator, emissions or fuel consumption meter. Even General Motors already has its own system in place, called OnStar. But it wants to go further: “We need a greater way to bring data into the car. And that way is 4G LTE.” A network that would multiply the speed of mobile Internet connection.
Advances that will have to coexist with road safety. Distracted driving is one of the main concerns of traffic authorities and one of the main reasons for accidents. But manufacturers maintain that the inclusion of this technology does not prevent the driver from being attentive to the steering wheel and the road.
health as your driving
Driving well is easier than it may seem, it is only necessary to practice some techniques. Initially they may require special attention to carry them out, but in a short time they will become automatic and will serve to reinforce your driving skills. And you have to start practicing them even before you get behind the wheel…
We continue with questions of postural hygiene. Sitting correctly, we should be able to correctly handle a key element of driving such as the steering wheel. Placing the hands at the famous ten minutes to ten o’clock (or ten to two o’clock) is essential so that from that position the turns can be made without crossing the hands over the rim, or moving them together in one direction or the other. In both cases, although it seems that the situation is controlled, there is a clear lack of mobility that penalizes the reaction to any unforeseen event. It is the steering wheel that moves between the hands and not the other way around.
Straight lines are good for all of us. The problems usually arise when the road turns into curves, some of which are unpredictable and even treacherous. To manage them we must consider them as an ally and not an enemy; as we already know that we must look far ahead and anticipate, the key to the matter lies in arriving at the point of maximum turn with the vehicle completely controlled to avoid any maneuver at that critical moment. This means braking at the right distance, starting to turn at the right speed, looking for the most open line possible within the lane, avoiding unnecessary steering wheel movements once the turn has begun, and accelerating again only when the exit of the curve indicates that the mass balance is restored. It sounds difficult, but it is probably more difficult to tell than to do. Let’s practice…
how to save gasoline
Another expense you are going to have is the psycho-technical exam or medical certificate of psychophysical aptitudes. It is a test that measures your physical and psychological health, your coordination and an ophthalmological and medical examination.
We remind you of the main mistakes when taking the exams, theoretical and practical, because many times the theory is easy, but in practice or on the day of the exam, nerves often play a dirty trick. In fact, it is quite rare for someone to pass the practical exam on the first try, there are many external factors at play… but if you are sure of yourself and you are lucky with the type of exam and the route, this will make things much easier for you.
types of driver’s licenses
Of the total number of fatal traffic accidents in 2020, alcohol and drugs were present in almost half of the cases. These are figures collected in the Report on toxicological findings in traffic accident fatalities 2020 and indicate the danger of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
Exceeding 0.25 mg/l up to 0.50 mg/l carries an administrative fine of 500 euros and the withdrawal of 4 points from the driver’s license. Above that figure the fine increases to 1,000 euros and 6 points.
Consequently, those who drive after drinking alcohol are exposing themselves to a high risk of causing an accident. Specifically, the risk of a traffic accident is multiplied by 25 when the presence of alcohol in the blood reaches between 1.5 and 2.4 gr/l.