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06

20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 06 February 2015

Article PhotoThe New South Wales Government has just had its 20,000th young learner driver sign up for the Safer Drivers programme, meaning good news for all those on state roads.

The course was a project developed with consideration of the latest research by an independent road safety board, making it specially designed to aid young drivers. The aim of the Safe Drivers Course is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to better prepare them for when they graduate to their P-Plates.

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NSW roads review for 2014

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Article PhotoRoad safety has definitely been a point of contention in recent years so it is positive to report the substantial improvement over the last 12 months in particular.

The road toll statistics were recently released by Transport NSW and highlight a strong decrease in the number of deaths across the state. However, although authorities are buoyed by the figures, there are still several areas that can be targeted in the new year.

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02

Car Colour and Crash Risk: Should You Really Care?

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 02 February 2015

greenslips drivingPeople have different reasons for choosing the colour of their car. But when it comes to safety, does the colour of your car make a difference?

According to a Monash University study, there is a direct link between the colour of the car you drive and the risk of having a crash. Why is this?

The simple fact is that white is the most highly visible colour, especially when viewed against the dark road surface. So it is deemed to be the safest colour - not red, not yellow.

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30

Slow down for Schools: Police urge caution

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 30 January 2015

Article PhotoAs another school year begins, drivers need to be increasingly vigilant of young children on the road. Whether around school zones or neighbourhoods where kids may be walking home, keep an eye out for school kids no matter how slow you're driving.

See the signs, slow down to 40km/h

As schools return throughout New South Wales, police are reminding motorists to slow down to 40km/h in designated school zones. This speed reduction applies from 8am to 9.30am and again as the school day ends between 2.30pm and 4pm.

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Automatic or Manual. Which is safer?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Auto or Manual?You might feel that stepping into your car and heading out into the traffic is taking your life in your hands. The media constantly reminds us that some people are consumed by that phenomenon known as ‘road rage’, while others drive dangerously due to drugs or alcohol – or just plain stupidity, it seems.

While studies show that young drivers are at the most risk of accidents, not much has been mentioned about the kind of transmission their car has, or if it plays a part in accidents.

For those who don’t want a 4WD with a bull-bar to help ensure their safety in an accident, let’s think about the ordinary family sedan….. manual or automatic transmission. Is one really safer than the other?

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