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OCT
30

Driveway campaign highlights growing danger

Posted in Traffic
Thursday, 30 October 2014

Article PhotoDrive down any suburban Australian road on a summer day and you will see countless children playing and on the driveway of their home. However, this is one place that can cause danger without warning and an area the NSW government is targeting in its latest safety campaign.

Announced recently, the state government is working alongside the Georgina Josephine Foundation to spread the word on driveway safety and how to curb the increasing accident rate.

The base of the campaign revolves around a video that highlights basic measures such as driveway access, visibility and ensuring garages are fitted with child locks. The video is available from the foundation's workshops and website as well as on the Centre for Road Safety webpage.

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OCT
30

Is driving on the left safer than on the right

Posted in Traffic
Thursday, 30 October 2014
It sure would be convenient if every country drove on the same side of the road. This would surely make it easier for tourists and prevent them from making a potentially fatal error by driving on the wrong side of the road.

However, it's a fact that some countries drive on the left (74 countries) while others drive on the right (166 countries). Australia is among the minority of countries that drive on the left. The question then is whether driving on the left or right really makes a difference from a safety standpoint.

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OCT
29

Tyre Codes. What do they mean?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Everyone has noticed the markings on the side of their tyres, but I suspect very few of us know what they mean.

We normally have the tyres checked as part of the process for registration and greenslip renewal, so it is good to understand the codes

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OCT
27

Finalists announced for Australias best vehicle

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 27 October 2014

Article PhotoThe Australian car market is very competetive. Apart from the driver's licenses, CTP insurance and registration, selecting a vehicle to suit your requirements is easier said than done.

However, this process is about to get a lot simpler with the announcement of this year's finalists for Australia's Best Cars Awards. Across 15 categories, 45 finalists have been whittled down from a mammoth 220 contenders.

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OCT
23

The decline of the old-fashioned Aussie day trip

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 23 October 2014

Article PhotoAustralians are known for our laid back demeanour and appetite for adventure. With a country as vast and varied - from spectacular desert settings to sub-tropical rainforests, there is plenty to see and do in just a day.

However, according to a recent Roy Morgan survey, most of us don't even have a day to spend enjoying the great outdoors and undertake a good old-fashioned Aussie road trip anymore.

With job commitments increasing and children immersed in laptops and tablets, it is becoming rarer to see a family pack the car and head out for a day of adventure.

Based on the results of close to 17,000 respondents, just 36.9 per cent of Australians aged 14+ had taken a day trip by car in the year to June 2014. This was down from 41.1 per cent in June 2010.

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