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advanced driver training news from murcotts

10Nov 2014

Australia’s largest Defensive Driving Program provider, Murcotts Driving Excellence, has applauded Victoria’s Opposition Leader, Dan Andrews, for promoting driver education and training for all Victorian Year 10 students.

However, it has sounded a note of caution about implementing a program without first consulting organisations that will be tasked with delivering these programs to Learner drivers.

Murcotts’ Managing Director, Geoff Thomas, says that while it is important for politicians to show leadership on issues such as young driver education and road safety, it is also important not to set up expectations about [ read more ]

16Aug 2013
Murcotts announce training program for volunteer drivers in the not for profit sector

Murcotts is proud to announce a training program for volunteer drivers in the not for profit sector.

We have been working with our long term client, Eastern Palliative Care (EPC),  in delivering a number of programs including Safe Driving Workshops and also Accident/Crash Investigation. 

[ read more ]
01Aug 2013
We won’t drive with CHOH

By Mark Kelly
General Manager - Operations

Imagine a friend offered you a drink - a volatile, flammable, colourless liquid described as a powerful psychoactive drug, also used in modern thermometers.  You would probably say “no thanks”.

What if that friend persisted and described the liquid substance as having a molecular formula is C2H5OH, an empirical formula is C2H6O, an alternative notation is CH3–CH2–OH, which indicates that the carbon of a methyl group (CH3–) is attached to the carbon of a methylene group ( [ read more ]

01Aug 2013
Green means stop. Red means go.

How many times have you been frustrated when, at a green traffic light, the right turning car in front of you won’t go – apparently waiting for the green arrow? Pretty common hey?

To make matters worse, if you toot your horn you’ll be accused of being a road rager or just rude and impatient.  You just can’t win.

Well, it may be that it isn’t entirely the driver’s fault - that they read the traffic lights this way.  In fact, this is [ read more ]

31Jul 2013
Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness

Tiredness can be simply a matter of an over-busy lifestyle, or it may be the symptom of a serious medical condition. Note that for tired symptoms, it is important to specify whether they are from lack of sleep (see drowsiness), or whether they refer to physical or muscular tiredness (see fatigue or weakness). In some cases, these two categories may overlap or cause each other.

Virtually everyone is at risk of drowsy driving, especially those who are deprived of sleep, driving long distances without rest breaks, driving through the night or at other times when they are [ read more ]