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OCT
24

We’re speeding up, not slowing down

Posted in Traffic
Monday, 24 October 2016

More people have died on NSW roads so far in 2016 than in 2015 and 41% of these tragic deaths were linked with speeding. Motorists are driving faster. In the year to June 2016, speed cameras caught 11% more motorists driving more than 45 kmh over the limit and 17% more of us driving 30-45 kmh over the limit.

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OCT
17

It’s risky being a pedestrian

Posted in Traffic
Monday, 17 October 2016

There’s a new breed of person on the streets these days, variously called Smombies, iWalkers or Petextrians, and you probably know who you are. But it’s become riskier to be a pedestrian these days. Tragically, 71 pedestrians have died in Australia in the 12 months to mid-October 2016, compared to the 2013-15 average of 40.

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OCT
12

Caravans are in demand but why such high rego?

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Going away in a caravan is becoming very popular and it’s no longer just the grey nomads who are doing it. Latest figures show people 30-54, often families, are taking to the road in their caravans too. In the year to June 2016, two records were broken:

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OCT
07

Nobody likes tailgating yet we still do it

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 07 October 2016

Tailgating may be one of the most hated driver habits on the road, yet many of us still do it. One main reason we tailgate is simply to stop other drivers taking a space in front of us. Of course, it’s not the only reason. When participants in a survey were asked why they tailgated, road rage and anger was the top response.

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OCT
04

Do Australians care about car emissions?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Record sales of fuel-efficient, low-emission vehicles in 2015 indicate Australians do care about car emissions. It’s the biggest jump in sales ever reported by the National Transport Commission (NTC) since 2004.

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