Category: Automotive News Canada

Highway Bus Accident Statistics in Virginia

Over the past several years, public transportation has had a strong resurgence due to the growing awareness of our carbon footprint as well as increasing fuel costs. Mass transit buses, school buses, charter buses, and low-fare buses all contribute to the number of buses on the highways. Due to the increased congestion on our roads and highways, the number of bus accidents has risen throughout the country.

According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 116,386 traffic crashes reported in 2010 throughout the state of Virginia. Of this total, there were 572 school bus accidents and 519 other bus crashes that resulted in 476 injuries. A variety of circumstances caused these bus accidents. Driver intoxication was the cause of 2 accidents; the driver fell asleep in 1 crash; the driver failed to yield in 74 cases; the driver was avoiding another vehicle in 12 collisions; and the driver was … Read More

Taking Care of Your Car's Windscreen Properly

The windscreen is one of the most delicate parts of a modern car, despite the fact that it’s usually made with durability and sturdiness in mind. It still requires a lot of careful attention during repairs and even cleaning jobs, and it’s never a bad idea to familiarize yourself with the way a windscreen is built and how it works if you own a more expensive car. That way you’ll be able to avoid some common issues that may arise if your car is ever involved in an accident that requires a windscreen repair.

Even if it’s not about a repair, but a cosmetic fix-up like a tint job; you’ll still want to be crystal clear about what a windscreen requires in terms of quality service, and how to find the best company to work with as well. The first feature to look for, obviously, is that the company can … Read More

Things to Crosscheck Before Selecting a Driving School!

When you choose a college for your child don’t you give him the best? When your child needs a surgery, will you go to an unlicensed surgeon?

Yes and NO are the two right answers! The same principle applies when it comes to choosing a perfect driving school to learn driving. If you are living in Glasgow West area then driving lessons at Glasgow West End can be an end to your search. Because of local law and culture along with other factors you are assured of having the best learning experience in most schools.

Good schools go an extra mile and equip you with defensive driving lessons that will help you for the lifetime. With increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, driving schools also have increased by leaps and bounds. Therefore, we need to sift through the maze and filter out only those that give us … Read More

The Story Behind Ktm X- Bow

The KTM X-Bow, by just looking at this car, it is like you’re already floating in a dream, wishing that someday you’ll have your butt creating friction with the driver’s seat. The design is just like what you see on car-racing anime series. Looking from afar or by the picture, you will think that this just a model toy from Bey Blade cartoon series, sadly it’s not. But it is possible that the cars you see on animated shows will come into life, and the clear proof is the KTM X-Bow. Sports car enthusiast or not, you will definitely end up addicted with the appearance of this car.

KTM is the manufacturer of this sports car, an Austria-based company. The partnership with Kiska Design, Audi and Dallara made the creation possible. The stylish racing car was first revealed in 2007 but was only launched in 2008 and won the Car … Read More

Teen Traffic Deaths Increasing

The number of teen traffic deaths has increased. For years, the number has declined, but it has recently begun to increase. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of deaths of 16 and 17 year old drivers has increased 19{1fc9255f709716ff2a33289826fd726eed7cedf5137bb7feefe22a1bfbde604a}. Traffic deaths are a serious issue for teens. Traffic collisions are the number one cause of injury and death for American teens aged 15 through 20.

The study does not discuss the causes for the spike in traffic deaths. Experts speculate the spike could be caused by the improving economy. An improving economy usually means that there are more teen drivers on the road. Teenage drivers also have more distractions than ever before.

Many teens have mobile devices, mp3 players, laptops, and more. These are great electronic devices, but they can be incredibly distracting while someone is driving. Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accident. Teens … Read More