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Take 5 then take off - dont drive angry

Unfortunately, I don’t get on a motorbike on the road anymore (restricted by the wife… safety reasons), but when I did have my motorcycle license many years ago, one of the most important take-aways from the course was – never ride angry. We all know what it’s like to be upset with someone or something prior to getting in the car, and how our anger can then lead to us making some bad decisions, such as speeding, taking unnecessary risks, or plainly not concentrating on the road. This is particularly exacerbated when riding a motorbike, as you really need a clear head when riding, to anticipate what the traffic around you is doing. The same goes for driving a motor...

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Know where you're going before you take off

When we get into the car, we generally know ‘where’ it is we need to go, but often we don’t know ‘how’ to get there. It takes about 20 seconds to open an app, put in an address and press start on a phone, and we no longer need to open up the street directory to find out where we’re going and follow it page by page. Google maps even reads it out for us and can adjust for traffic in real time. Let’s face it, sometimes Google gets it wrong, but pulling over to the side of the road for another 20 seconds to do a check, will mean we can stay focussed on the road and not on...

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Tips for driving safely

Have you ever thought about how precious a few metres can be on the road? If you’ve experienced a near miss, you’ll know that a few metres can make a big difference. In a 40km school zone, your car travels 11.11metres every second. If you’re flying down a freeway at 110km/h, every second your car covers nearly 31m. With the average driver reaction time being somewhere between 0.7 and 3 seconds (www.copradar.com), your car will have travelled a substantial section of the road by the time you see the danger and react. For example, on a freeway at 100km/h, your 3-second reaction time would put you 84m closer to danger, or potentially right in the middle of it. This figure...

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Handy hints for note taking

One thing that has got me through most of my professional life is the ability to take good notes. The ability to read between the lines of what someone is saying and pull out the important information without writing everything they say. In the old days (even not so long ago), this task was someone's full time job, going to meetings and taking notes. In the legal profession there is a whole language dedicated to the art of note taking called 'shorthand'. But for those of us who have small businesses and rely on our notes to organise our day, or to organise others in our day, the art of good note taking is essential. So below are a few tips that I've...

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Welcome to the Working Mobile online store

Let me start by saying a big welcome to our online store for Working Mobile! We have recently launched Working Mobile in Australia, which aims to provide products for people who work in their vehicles day in day out, and help them to be more productive and efficient in their vehicles. One of our products is a car desk that allows you to work in the comfort of your vehicle allowing you to finish your admin tasks during the day. There are numerous benefits to working in your vehicle, some of these include: Not being fixed to a desk - you can work from anywhere! When you finish an appointment, you can hop straight back into your car, with your own music, and...

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