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NOV
19

Steady car sales continue in October

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Article PhotoAfter a sluggish beginning to 2014, new car sales have been steady for the majority of the year. This has lead some experts to suggest that Australia is going to hit the 1.1 million figure for the third year in a row.

This would be quite an achievement for the automotive industry, given the difficult market conditions and waning consumer confidence.

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NOV
12

New Motorbike Safety Campaign

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Article PhotoThe NSW government has announced a new safety campaign dubbed 'Ride to Live'.

Over the past ten years, overall NSW road fatalities have decreased by 35 per cent. However, over the same period, motorbike rider deaths have increased 22 per cent. In fact, based on Transport for NSW data, 54 motorbike riders have been killed on NSW roads so far this year.

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NOV
11

ANCAP announcements for September and October

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 11 November 2014

There are a number of considerations when you are thinking about which new vehicle to purchase, including comprehensive and CTP insurance.

There is one aspect that needs special consideration - safety. After spending some time looking at makes and models, the vehicle you choose should be safe for your family and protect you in the event of an accident.

Fortunately, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash tests new vehicles regularly to give consumers an idea of the level of safety and performance in a worst-case scenario.

In September and October, ANCAP awarded a number of five-star safety ratings to new vehicles as an indication that they meet the high standards for Australian motorists.

Here is a wrap up of ANCAP's findings:

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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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