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Do drivers undersatnd new vehicle safety features?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 10 September 2015

Cars are a lot more capable than they were even a decade ago. This isn't just referring to speed, handling and other elements of the driving experience, either. In recent years, the focus of car manufacturers around the world has been to develop a suite of safety features to better protect drivers and passengers.

Vehicle safety technology has moved past simply acting post-collision, as is the case with passive features such as airbags. Now, cars are coming equipped with sensory equipment that can detect oncoming hazards and act to prevent injury either independently or through assisting the driver.

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bstreetsmart targets younger drivers

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Young drivers across New South Wales are to be the focus of 'bstreetsmart', a new on-road safety campaign.

Sydney's Allphones Arena welcomed more than 22,000 NSW students hailing from 183 different schools from August 24-27 for an immersive, educational demonstration highlighting the importance of safe driving.

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Spike in NSW road toll

Posted in Traffic
Tuesday, 01 September 2015

It's not news that anyone wants to hear, but there has recently been a sharp rise in the New South Wales road toll, with 15 people killed over the course of two short weeks.

"With warmer weather across NSW, it seems some drivers are taking good driving conditions for granted, which is costing lives on our roads," John Hartley, assistant commissioner of NSW's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command told the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).

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AEB reducing fatalities

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 21 August 2015

Safety technology in motor vehicles has evolved greatly since the first car came off the production line in 1908.

As new technology is developed we have seen the bar raised in terms of the safety standard for new cars.

This is monitored by independent auto watchdog organisations such as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which provides a star rating for cars based on the results of rigorous safety testing.

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Night driving restrictions reduce the crash rate for young drivers.

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 13 August 2015

For people learning to drive, there are many skills that must be acquired. In addition to navigating different hazards and managing distractions, new drivers must also learn to drive safely in conditions where visibility is poor, such as night.

A study sponsored by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development found that young or inexperienced drivers were more likely to be slower at anticipating hazards at night. In addition, novice drivers were also found to be more at risk of experiencing acute sleepiness when they were behind the wheel both at night or in the early hours of the morning.

As such, a number of states have regulations in place to limit the amount of unsupervised nighttime driving for learners.

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