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Feature Article: Queensland To Review Roadwork Signage To Reduce Driver Frustration
QUEENSLAND MAIN ROADS Minister Craig Wallace announced this week that the State Government will review signage around roadwork sites in an effort to reduce driver frustration and improve safety. Mr Wallace said the Government would work to ensure smoother speed reductions as well as investigating electronic variable-speed signage to allow higher speeds when work sites are inactive. "You can't spend 18 billion on roadworks like we're doing over the next five years without causing a bit of disruption " Mr Wallace said. "We know we can reduce driver frustration by ensuring smooth reductions in speed around worksites and by ensuring... continue reading
Vic Police: Operation Ardent Nabs 216 Drivers On First Day, Twitter Experiment A SuccessFRI, 24 JUL, 2009
DAY ONE of Victoria Police's three-day Operation Ardent blitz saw 216 motorists nabbed, with 14 charged with exceeding the alcohol limit - the wor...
Whiplash Prevention, Falcon Best Of Locals, Commercial Vehicles Still 'Poor', Says NRMATHU, 23 JUL, 2009
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH undertaken by NRMA Insurance in Australia, Thatcham Motor Insurance Research Centre in the UK and the Insurance Institute f...
Victoria Police Look To Twitter During 'Operation Ardent' Reckless Driving BlitzTHU, 23 JUL, 2009
TWITTER, the social networking 'micro-blogging' website which has quickly built momentum among internet dwellers, now counts Victoria Police among...
Queensland Fine Cheats To Have Wheels Clamped Under New TrialWED, 22 JUL, 2009
THE QUEENSLAND STATE GOVERNMENT is going into the clamping business.
Petrol Prices Set To Drop AgainTUE, 21 JUL, 2009
THE AVERAGE PETROL PRICE dropped last week by 0.3 cents to 125.6 cents a litre, and, according to Commonwealth Securities economist Savanth Sebast...
NSW RTA And UNSW Research Finds Drivers' Lives UndervaluedWED, 15 JUL, 2009
NEW RESEARCH by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and commissioned by the RTA (NSW) has shown that traditional means of determining which r...
Sydney CBD May Soon Be Car-FreeFRI, 3 JUL, 2009
SYDNEY LORD MAYOR Clover Moore has today renewed her commitment to clearing the Sydney CBD's "unpleasant" and "congested" roads of cars, with a vi...
German Town Offers A Look At Life Without CarsTUE, 30 JUN, 2009
MORE THAN A FEW writers have explored the idea of an advanced future society that, having left the car and its pollution-belching engine behind, l...
BMW Art Ad Canned By Advertising Watchdog For Promoting HooningMON, 29 JUN, 2009
BMW HAS DRAWN the ire of the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau for one of its advertising campaigns.
Victoria Police Warns Hoons Could Lose Cars For Three MonthsMON, 29 JUN, 2009
VICTORIA POLICE MINISTER Bob Cameron has warned today that drivers caught speeding more than 70km/h over the limit could lose their cars immediate...