How’s Your Driving TV Show.
February 14th, 2018
We hope you are well and that you had an enjoyable weekend. We wanted to get in touch to update you on a new TV series which you might be interested in which will air on RTE one tonight at 8.30pm.
The Road Safety Authority and RTE have teamed up to produce a four part series called How’s Your Driving?’. In each episode we see actor and TV presenter Simon Delaney examine Ireland’s driving habits and real Irish drivers take on a series of track challenges.
Over four episodes, a cross section of Irish drivers will be put through their paces on a controlled test track which replicates the main causes of crashes. Under real road conditions the drivers featured in the series experienced first-hand how factors like alcohol, drugs, speeding, using a mobile phone and driving on unsafe tyres actually affected their driving.
The first episode deals with alcohol and drugs. In it we see 22 year-old Kevin making a potential fatal driving decision after just two pints and 18 year-old Jack try and complete the track challenge under the simulated influence of drugs.
Episode two focuses on speeding and we witness how an increase in speed has a disastrous effect on our two drivers’ braking abilities.
In episode three, Simon Delaney and the test track volunteers discover that being on the mobile is simply not compatible with driving, as their driving abilities are challenged while chatting and texting.
Then in the final episode, unsafe vehicles come under the microscope. Drivers, Adam and Aoife discover first-hand how “bald” and “soft” tyres affect their driving abilities and much to their surprise the tests don’t go as planned. The show also goes under the bonnet to reveal the potentially fatal hidden dangers in your car that you should all be aware of.
Simon will also find out how our driving skills compare internationally and what the people who drive our roads for a living think of sharing them with the rest of us. To drive a car in Ireland you are supposed to know the Rules of the Road. Simon hits the streets to find out just how much we actually know. I think you can guess how that went.
“How’s Your Driving?” starts tonight on RTE 1 at 8.30pm and runs for four weeks. If you want to have a look at the trailer for the series, you can see it here on RTE’S YouTube page. We hope you enjoy it if you happen to catch it tonight!
We would also like to say a special thanks to the staff who helped put this series together. Your help, commitment and feedback was invaluable to the series so thank you.
The RSA Communications team.
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