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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
11

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to safe loading laws are essential to promote road safety principles for heavy vehicles, but the previous rules were out of date and created unnecessary difficulties for those in the transport industry.

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JUL
08

Buses target of NSW Police operation

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Buses have been involved in a spate of recent incidents that have sparked a multi-agency crackdown on safety within the industry. Conducted by the Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce involving NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Service (RMS), Operation Hanly 2 is in full swing around the state inspecting fleets.

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JUL
04

Counting on You campaign targets seat belt safety

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 04 July 2014

Article PhotoAs children are one of the most vulnerable parties during car accidents, it is imperative kids are buckled into their seats properly at all times. However, in recent times, more parents and caregivers are being caught with their children unrestrained or in an inappropriate car seat.

As a result of this, a number of NSW authorities have collaborated on the largest child car seat campaign in the state's history - called "We're Counting on You". Launched last month, the initiative is designed to provide information and options for parents to make sure their children are looked after while in the car.

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