28 Blog Posts From November 2016


#348 oos E-Newsletter Reboot Blog: Bogus Statistics Hide Real Problems and Solutions

#348 oos E-Newsletter Reboot Blog: Bogus Statistics Hide Real Problems and Solutions

Every once in a while, the oos likes to reboot a newsletter that still has some relevant news, an update on legislation or motorist advice.  E-Newsletter #348 which first appeared on September 13, 2015 reviews how statistics are not always what they seem. If you would like to receive our weekly email newsletter, register with your email address by […]

To Buy New… or Not?

People ask me — should I buy a new car? Or does a used one make more sense? And my answer is always the same. It depends. What do you value most? Let’s have a look at some of the variables. * With a new car, you don’t have to worry about the car – […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: November 28, 2016

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: November 28, 2016

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! Friday, November 25, 2016 2012 Field Study Measures Turn Signal Use The insurance industry has focused safety research efforts almost exclusively on speeding and distracted driving. Only one study, published by SAE International in 2012, looked at collecting objective data on the use of turn signals under the assumption that […]

How to Avoid Parking Traps

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re running late for a lunch meeting, so you grab a spot where a car has just pulled out. Other cars are parked there, so why not? Then when you return, you discover you’ve got a ticket — or worse, your car has been towed. Welcome to a parking trap. […]

2017 VW Beetle Review

Beetles — the original ones — were great in the snow. This was decades before all-wheel-drive cars became common, when most cars were still rear-drive (and not great in the snow). The original Beetle was also rear-wheel-drive, of course — but it had something else the others didn’t: The weight of its engine over the […]