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Night driving restrictions reduce the crash rate for young drivers.

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.

Read more: Night driving restrictions reduce the crash rate for young drivers.

 
AUG
06

Mobile phones a distraction even if you do not answer

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.

Read more: Mobile phones a distraction even if you do not answer

 
JUL
20

Passengers increase the risk for young drivers

Monday, 20 July 2015

Young drivers could be more at risk of a fatal crash when they are carrying passengers, according to a recent study. Young drivers hold 16 per cent of the licences in Australia, and also represent the age group with the highest crash rate, according to the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA).

Read more: Passengers increase the risk for young drivers

   
APR
02

NSW has top program for random breath testing

Thursday, 02 April 2015

Article PhotoNSW has the most effective random breath testing program in Australia.

In a study funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), researchers at the University of Queensland examined the relationship between random breath testing and alcohol-related traffic crashes across Australia. With the lowest percentage of correlation, NSW ranks first on the scorecard.

Read more: NSW has top program for random breath testing

 
FEB
13

Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

Friday, 13 February 2015

Article PhotoNSW drivers have saved approximately $70 million through half price licence renewals over the past two-and-a-half years, according to the latest report from Transport for NSW.

Motorists have saved up to $85 after changes to the scheme were announced in 2012.

Read more: Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

   

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