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New ANCAP five star ratings results released

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

When you decide to purchase a new vehicle, there are a number of considerations to take into account. This includes making sure you have appropriate comprehensive insurance and that you have undertaken a ctp greenslip comparison.

However, a vehicle is an investment in you and your family's safety so you should be going out of your way to analyse and compare safety features. If you are looking into buying a new vehicle today, you extremely fortunate that technology advances with every new model.

To take some of the guess work out of purchasing a safe new car, you can investigate findings of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). For over 20 years, the crash test authority has tested over 400 new vehicles to see how they shape up in a head-on accident.

ANCAP awards vehicles a star rating based on their performance with many cars achieving the maximum five stars. The authority has recently announced its latest round of safety ratings with three models receiving the coveted accolade.

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Motorists putting safety of others at risk

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 15 August 2014

Road safety is an issue requiring constant focus. From time to time, the NSW government collaborates with the Police to reveal information highlighting what needs to be done to increase safety.

This time this problem is the increasing number of accidents and fatalities involving drivers under the influence of illicit drugs. With the manufacture of drugs like methamphetamine, speed and ecstasy, the problem is becoming more widespread.

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Australian car market in a world of its own

Posted in Automotive
Friday, 15 August 2014

It seems that the Australian car market is head and shoulders above the rest of the world.

For a number of years, the national market has been strong and despite the departure of several high-profile manufacturers, the momentum doesn't seem to be slowing.

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Animal strike risk during winter months in NSW

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 07 August 2014

Article PhotoAnimal strikes can happen at any time on NSW roads. From an accident with a dog or cat in a residential area to a collision with a cow or kangaroo in rural and regional parts of the state.

It is important to remember that any incident involving an animal could have serious consequences for the wildlife itself, but also the wellbeing of the motorist. Depending on the vehicle's speed, there could also be significant damage to the vehicle as well.

NRMA insurance has found NSW has more than double the amount of animal collisions than any other state. The insurance provider revealed animal strikes were up 12 per cent on 2012, with the animal most likely to be hit being a kangaroo.

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Regional NSW infrastructure projects ramp up

Posted in Traffic
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Article PhotoNew South Wales's ageing road infrastructure is an issue the state government is aware of and is actively upgrading. However, when it comes to safety, it often needs the assistance of the public to assess what is dangerous and needs to be fixed.

In the latest round of infrastructure upgrades, the government is inviting community members to submit their thoughts on the latest stage of the $48 million Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program.

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