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Victoria: State Government To Retain 70, 90Km/h Speed Limits

Victoria: State Government To Retain 70, 90Km/h Speed Limits

The state government in Victoria is set to halt a program that would have seen many 70km/h and 90km/h speed limits lower...

Mar 2, 2015 (2 years ago)
US Workshops Suing Insurers For Pushing Cheap Parts, Labour

US Workshops Suing Insurers For Pushing Cheap Parts, Labour

Insurance companies in the US have been accused of pushing cheap and arguably dangerous repairs on damaged vehicles in o...

Feb 19, 2015 (2 years ago)
One In Three Affected By Road Trauma, Won’t Alter Behaviour: Survey

One In Three Affected By Road Trauma, Won’t Alter Behaviour: Survey

One in three people in the US has been affected by road trauma, with a loved one either killed or seriously injured as t...

Feb 15, 2015 (2 years ago)
Police ‘Wasting Time’ With Low-Level Speeding As Fines Triple: RACV

Police ‘Wasting Time’ With Low-Level Speeding As Fines Triple: RACV

Victoria’s peak motoring group, the RACV, has hit out at the state’s police force and its policy of targetin...

Feb 9, 2015 (2 years ago)
Vic: TAC Blames Distraction For Spike In Pedestrian Fatalities

Vic: TAC Blames Distraction For Spike In Pedestrian Fatalities

If you thought pedestrians choosing to walk around staring at mobile phone screens or wearing giant fashionable headphon...

Jan 29, 2015 (2 years ago)
Self-Driving Cars Nearing As Germany Upgrades Autobahn For Testing

Self-Driving Cars Nearing As Germany Upgrades Autobahn For Testing

Germany’s Transport Ministry is preparing a section of the country’s famous autobahns as a testing ground fo...

Jan 28, 2015 (2 years ago)
Jaguar Land Rover Developing Bike Collison Warning System

Jaguar Land Rover Developing Bike Collison Warning System

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a system aimed at warning drivers when cyclists or motorcyclists are close to the vehicl...

Jan 21, 2015 (2 years ago)
Victoria: Raised Safety Platform Intersection To Be Trialled In Geelong

Victoria: Raised Safety Platform Intersection To Be Trialled In Geelong

A notorious intersection in Geelong is about to become the first in Australia with raised safety platforms, under a tria...

Jan 18, 2015 (2 years ago)
Queensland: Lane Filtering For Motorcycles Legal From February

Queensland: Lane Filtering For Motorcycles Legal From February

The Queensland Government has raised some eyebrows in the motorcycling community by announcing lane filtering will becom...

Jan 9, 2015 (2 years ago)
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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago)
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