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NOV
18

Driverless cars: The future of travel or trouble in the making? Part 2

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Welcome back to our two-part series on driverless cars. In our last article, we outlined the current market and the technology behind these vehicles.

Now, let's investigate how this all affects Australia.

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NOV
17

Driverless cars: The future of travel or trouble in the making? Part 1

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 17 November 2015

It's undeniable now: autonomous motor vehicles, also called driverless cars, are on the way and likely here to stay - at least for the foreseeable future. However, humans have been the pilots of our vehicles since their invention. Our old wooden carts were horse or ox-drawn, and our modern day sports cars and four-wheel drives still require our touch.

So the very fact that it's now possible to have a vehicle on the road piloted entirely by a machine poses a number of very difficult questions. Is this safe? Do we even need driverless cars? How will our laws need to change in order to accommodate these developments?

In this two-part series, we will investigate these questions and more, giving you the information you need to formulate an educated opinion on this important subject.

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OCT
30

The ongoing battle against mobile devices and driver distraction

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 30 October 2015

As part of the ongoing mission to reduce driver distraction and make New South Wales' streets a safer place for all road users, Transport for NSW has launched a new campaign to focus attention on the dangers of mobile phone use behind the wheel.

Earlier this month Minister for Roads Duncan Gay announced the new 'Don't Drive Blind, Get Your Hand Off It' ad campaign in an October 12 media release.

"The key message we're spreading is that if you look away from the road to read or touch your phone, even for two seconds, you're driving blind," said Mr Gay.

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OCT
30

Helmet regulations in NSW set to change

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 30 October 2015

A recent announcement from Minister for Roads Duncan Gay will come as welcome news for motorcycle riders in New South Wales. In a Transport for NSW media release, the minister explained that European standard helmets, as well as those from other countries, would soon be available for use.

A change in helmet regulations would bring NSW into the fold with other states such as Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory, states Mr Gay.

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OCT
01

NSW on track to meet NRSS road safety targets

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 01 October 2015

Road fatalities are a tragic occurrence for those involved, affecting drivers, passengers and their loved ones. As such, there are a number of strategies in place that aim to reduce the road toll across Australia, such as the independent ANCAP ratings to inform consumers on vehicle safety.

The Australian Government's National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS) is another such effort. Inaugurated in 2011, it aims to see a decrease of at least 30 per cent in national road fatalities by 2020.

Now the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is weighing in with a state-by-state progress report on the NRSS, to see whether the country as a whole is on track to achieve its goals within the timeframe of the decade-long strategy.

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