Mi Ae Lipe

Mi Ae Lipe is a freelance editor and graphic designer in Seattle, Washington, who lives another life as a traffic safety advocate. She blogs on Driving in the Real World, Tweets daily driving news links and tips on Twitter at @DrivingReal, and writes a regular column on street driving for BMW CCA’s Roundel magazine. She is a past recipient of the NHTSA Award for Public Service for her work in driver training in Washington State, and she is also a member of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s Autonomous Vehicle Work Group’s Safety Subcommittee.

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How to Drive Safely in Africa

May 23, 2024

Africa has some of the most dangerous driving conditions in the world. This article summarises tips for driving more safely, with input from experts.... Read more

The Hidden Reasons Why We Speed

January 15, 2024

Speeding is a factor in a third of all traffic crashes and a leading predictor of risk. Yet many drivers think it’s acceptable to speed. Just why is that?... Read more

How to Drive More Safely around Pedestrians

December 18, 2023

Drivers can do so much more to keep pedestrians safe. But it means retraining, driving more carefully, and consistently practising these new safety habits.... Read more

No Pain behind the Wheel! The Importance of Driver Ergonomics

October 17, 2023

If you drive for work a lot, does your back hurt? Cranky and fatigued? This means your driving ergonomics should improve. Here are some recommendations... Read more

ADAS: What Health and Safety Leaders Need to Know

June 12, 2023

What Is ADAS and How Does It Work? We review Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Automatic Braking, Lane-Keeping Assist, AutoPilot and FSD. ... Read more

The Truth Behind the Driverless Car Hype 

February 13, 2023

We outline the definition of an Autonomous Vehicle and analyse where we are right now with the driverless car hype. We then review what the future holds.... Read more

Safety on Two Wheels: What Motorcyclists Need to Know

May 02, 2022

In 2016, two-wheelers were involved in 28% of global road fatalities. We provide tips for staying safe on two wheels and discuss how employers can help.... Read more

The Importance of Situation Awareness

March 15, 2022

A key foundation to all good driving is situation awareness, which has long been a staple in mission-critical areas like law enforcement and aviation.... Read more

Core Skills for Your Drivers

February 04, 2022

What makes a good driver? Here is a broad framework that defines the core skills for drivers and how to apply them to everyday driving.... Read more

How to Drive Safely in the Winter

December 14, 2021

How caution, practice, and proper mental and physical preparation can go a long way in being a safe winter driver. Here are some practical tips for drivers... Read more

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