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JUN
22

ANCAP reduces road trauma and death

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 22 June 2015

In the next five years, serious trauma and deaths on roads will decrease by at least one third according to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). This is due to the fact that most Australians will be travelling in cars with an ANCAP five-star safety rating.

It is estimated that close to half (40 per cent) of the kilometres driven this year will be in cars with the safety ratings.

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JUN
03

NSW has worst record for animal collisions

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Article PhotoAnimal collisions in Australia are on the rise and will peak in the period between June and August if last year's insurance claims are anything to go by.

Insurance company AAMI says almost 19,000 claims for accidents with wayward wildlife were reported in 2014 and analysis shows the risk of such crashes increases by 30 per cent in winter months.

Drivers need to take extra care during the early morning and evening, according to AAMI spokesperson, Reuben Aitchison.

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MAY
29

Leppington Upgrade

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 29 May 2015

Work has begun on the final stage of the Camden Valley Way upgrade.

An announcement from the Roads and Maritime Services confirms that Leppington road users will have have a new road layout in the six weeks following Sunday May 17. A new intersection with traffic lights is being built at Camden Valley Way and Cowpasture Road.

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MAY
15

Roadside Assistance Stats

Posted in Automotive
Friday, 15 May 2015

Latest research reveals that at least 20 percent of vehicle owners in NSW do not have roadside assistance. This compares favourably to Tasmania and Darwin where 40 and 35 percent respectively do not sign up for assistance.

The study conducted by research company Roy Morgan indicates that NSW ranks closer to the national average of 23 percent.

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MAY
11

Fatality Free Friday Campaign

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 11 May 2015

The nationwide Fatality-Free Friday campaign 2015 was launched on May 1 in Sydney.

With the ultimate aim to reduce the road user death toll to zero, the campaign is recognised as Australia's only national community-based road safety program.

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