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NSW Speed Camera Activists Gain International Attention, Ministerial Fury

NSW Speed Camera Activists Gain International Attention, Ministerial Fury

What started as a Facebook page encouraging drivers to obscure the view of mobile speed cameras in Australia has now gai...

Jan 6, 2015 (1 year ago)
Victorian Road Toll Rises For First Time Since 2005

Victorian Road Toll Rises For First Time Since 2005

A total of 248 people died in road accidents in Victoria last year, five more than were killed in 2013. According to Vic...

Jan 2, 2015 (1 year ago)
Red Light Cameras Cause Rear-End Collisions, Few Safety Benefits: Study

Red Light Cameras Cause Rear-End Collisions, Few Safety Benefits: Study

A study in the US has found red light cameras increase the frequency of rear-end collisions and generate revenue - and n...

Dec 24, 2014 (1 year ago)
AAMI Finds Majority Of Young Drivers Distracted, Launches App

AAMI Finds Majority Of Young Drivers Distracted, Launches App

Insurer AAMI has found the vast majority of young drivers report being distracted at some point while behind the wheel. ...

Dec 23, 2014 (1 year ago)
Volvo, POC And Ericsson Unveil ‘Connected’ Bicycle Helmet: Video

Volvo, POC And Ericsson Unveil ‘Connected’ Bicycle Helmet: Video

Three Swedish brands have teamed up to produce a concept which they claim is a world-first for cyclist sa...

Dec 22, 2014 (1 year ago)
Modern Car Computers A Growing Focus For Hackers: Report

Modern Car Computers A Growing Focus For Hackers: Report

‘Car hacking’ is increasingly on the minds of the world’s carmakers, and a new report suggests cars th...

Dec 20, 2014 (1 year ago)
TAC Calls For Technical Solution To Young Road Trauma At Pause Fest

TAC Calls For Technical Solution To Young Road Trauma At Pause Fest

Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has called on Australia’s brightest technical minds to consid...

Dec 20, 2014 (1 year ago)
FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 2

FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 2

Wire-rope Barriers Everywhere: Who Cares About Motorcyclists? (Also see Roads Designed to Kill, Part 1) Wire-ro...

Dec 16, 2014 (1 year ago)
The Week That Was: Tesla In Australia, Ford Kuga, Hydrogen Hyundai

The Week That Was: Tesla In Australia, Ford Kuga, Hydrogen Hyundai

Tesla announced it’s ‘open for business’ in Australia this week, as its first customer store opened it...

Dec 14, 2014 (1 year ago)
FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 1

FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 1

There are three key elements to the ‘road-safety equation’: safer drivers, safer cars and safer roads. It is...

Dec 12, 2014 (1 year ago)
Keep Left: NSW Police Book 300 Motorists That Can’t Read A Sign

Keep Left: NSW Police Book 300 Motorists That Can’t Read A Sign

Life on the road is challenging enough when exiting a 100km/h freeway means forcing your way into the crawling left lane...

Dec 8, 2014 (1 year ago)
Survey: Older Drivers In The US Support Tougher Scrutiny... On Themselves

Survey: Older Drivers In The US Support Tougher Scrutiny... On Themselves

A survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA) has found older drivers are more than happy to subject themselves ...

Dec 8, 2014 (1 year ago)
Vic: Police Scan 25,000 Number Plates On Eastern Freeway

Vic: Police Scan 25,000 Number Plates On Eastern Freeway

Victoria Police this week “threw a BlueNet” over Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway in the latest operation t...

Dec 5, 2014 (1 year ago)
Trucks Should Be Banned From Right Hand Lanes: RACV

Trucks Should Be Banned From Right Hand Lanes: RACV

Victoria’s RACV has used this weekend’s state election to call for a ban on trucks using the right hand lane...

Nov 29, 2014 (1 year ago)
Toyota Reveals ‘Safety Sense’ Technology For Future Models: Video

Toyota Reveals ‘Safety Sense’ Technology For Future Models: Video

Toyota has unveiled a group of safety features which the Japanese carmaker plans to roll out in its new models, starting...

Nov 28, 2014 (1 year ago)
NSW: Drug Driving On The Rise, NRMA Calls For Tougher Penalties

NSW: Drug Driving On The Rise, NRMA Calls For Tougher Penalties

Drug driving in New South Wales is on the rise, NSW Police figures reveal, and the NRMA is pointing the blame at in...

Nov 25, 2014 (1 year ago)
Parents Setting Bad Example With Mobile Phones While Driving: QUT

Parents Setting Bad Example With Mobile Phones While Driving: QUT

A new Queensland University of Technology study has found parents are setting a poor example when it comes to mobil...

Nov 24, 2014 (1 year ago)
Alpinestars Reveals New Tech For Motorcycle Airbag Jackets: Video

Alpinestars Reveals New Tech For Motorcycle Airbag Jackets: Video

The idea of airbags in motorcycle safety equipment is quickly gathering pace, and now Alpinestars has revealed its take ...

Nov 17, 2014 (1 year ago)
ANCAP To Merge Standards With Euro NCAP By 2018

ANCAP To Merge Standards With Euro NCAP By 2018

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has revealed plans to merge its standards with Euro NCAP by 2018. ...

Nov 12, 2014 (1 year ago)
Vic: Labor Promises Defensive Driver Training In Year 10, RACV Opposed

Vic: Labor Promises Defensive Driver Training In Year 10, RACV Opposed

Victoria’s opposition has promised a $146 million driver training program for young drivers, if it wins this month...

Nov 11, 2014 (1 year ago)
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