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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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Mobile phones a distraction even if you do not answer

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 06 August 2015

Hazard perception is a key element for safe driving. When drivers are distracted, their ability to recognise and respond to hazards can be hindered, which can in turn lead to accidents.

New research has found that a mobile phone ringing whilst you are driving is as big a distraction as actually answering the call.

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More apps to help drivers and commuters

Posted in Traffic
Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Article PhotoSmartphones have an undeniable presence in the lives of Australians, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by developers, corporates and even government bodies. Now, Transport NSW has joined the crusade with its own range of smartphone applications, or apps to assist the state's road users.

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Nepean River Green Bridge

Posted in Traffic
Tuesday, 28 July 2015

There is good news for Penrith residents concerning the Nepean River Green Bridge upgrade. Transport for New South Wales reports that tenders have been invited for the construction of the cycle and pedestrian access bridge between Penrith and Emu Plains.

The project is intended to provide an alternative to the Victoria Bridge, where non-motorists currently have to share the crossing with other road users such as trucks and passenger vehicles.

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What happens to your body in a car crash?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 24 July 2015

Researchers at Monash University are carrying out an in-depth study to analyse what happens in a car crash.

The academics are looking at 390 different accidents to answer a crucial question - why do some people come out unscathed in a car crash, whilst others face serious injuries or even death? The study is titled Australian National Crash In-depth Study (ANCIS).

Their initial findings have presented chilling insights to the trauma faced by the human body in an accident.

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