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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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

Preparing Your Employees for Driving in Autumn

October 05, 2021

As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, it’s time for changes in how we drive as we transition from summer to autumn. Here are some useful tips!... Read more

Are You Really Ready to Drive?

July 06, 2021

When you get behind the wheel, are you really mentally prepared to drive safely? Here are some tips to help you refocus on driving safely before each trip.... Read more

The Myths of Distraction and What We Can Really Do about Distracted Driving

June 07, 2021

We share the most significant myths surrounding distracted driving and explain how we address distraction honestly and effectively in our workplace. ... Read more

The True Cost of a Traffic Death

April 14, 2021

Clearly, we have a problem with workplace road safety. But death is not just a number. The costs are truly incalculable in terms of human suffering caused.... Read more

Overcoming the Obstacle Mindset With Driver Safety Programmes

March 12, 2021

One can come up against many obstacles when trying to implement a new safety programme. Here are some practical tips in overturning an obstacle mindset. ... Read more

How to Build Good Driving Habits — and Stick to Them

January 27, 2021

We explore why is it so hard to change our habits and make them stick. And how can we apply that to driver safety and change our behaviour for the better! ... Read more

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