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Data reveals the high number of car park accidents

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 18 July 2014

Shopping is often hampered by congested car parks, frayed tempers and countless examples of poor driver behaviour.

Recently released data from the Royal Automobile Association (RAA) revealed how prevalent car park accidents are becoming in Australia and highlighted thought processes that need to change. Of all motor insurance claims that the RAA dealt with in 2013, 13 per cent were the result of car park damage.

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JUL
17

Major success in NSW trucking compliance regime

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 17 July 2014

A speeding truck is a dangerous prospect for all NSW road users, but it seems the industry has cleaned up its act in recent years thanks to a concerted effort from multiple agencies.

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JUL
15

Hit and miss announcement from ANCAP

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Article PhotoWhen purchasing a new car, choosing a safe vehicle for you and your family is very important. On NSW roads, 180 people have lost their lives this year. This is a 5 per cent increase on the number of fatalities at this stage last year.

To assist in the process, Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has been crash testing vehicles since 1993. In that time, more than 400 vehicles have been tested with a select few achieving the coveted five star safety rating.

ANCAP made its latest announcement on July 14, adding two vehicles to its prestigious list, while another model fell just short of the mark.

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JUL
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Vehicle sales hit June high after struggles

Posted in Automotive
Friday, 11 July 2014

The latest car sales figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FBAI) have been released.

According to FBAI, 118,309 vehicles were sold last month, representing a 25 per cent increase from May, although this was slightly down on June 2013.

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JUL
09

Truck drivers & operators to benefit from change in mass loading transfer laws

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Changes to the way heavy vehicles are loaded will benefit the trucking industry throughout Australia, according to the National Transport Commission (NTC).

National regulations around the matter have recently undergone a significant reform. Adherence to safe loading laws are essential to promote road safety principles for heavy vehicles, but the previous rules were out of date and created unnecessary difficulties for those in the transport industry.

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