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FEB
06

20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

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.

Read more: 20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

 
JAN
23

Serial drink drivers face new interlock law from February 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Article PhotoRepeat drink driving offenders will find themselves faced with an additional hurdle before they start their engines from next month.

From February 1, NSW courts will introduce mandatory alcohol interlocks which will require drivers to pass an integrated breathalyser test before driving.

Read more: Serial drink drivers face new interlock law from February 2015

 
DEC
22

Double Demerits Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Monday, 22 December 2014

Double demerits will apply again this holiday season.

Double demerits commence at midnight on Tuesday 23 December and run until midnight on Sunday 4 January 2015.

Double demerits apply to speeding, seatbelt and motorbike helmet offences.

Demerit points impact in areas in addition to your driving licence.

Insurers use demerit points as a rating factor in determining the cost of green slip and comprehensive insurance.

Slow down over the holiday season and drive safely.

   
DEC
17

Drink drivers get the message

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Article PhotoAccording to Transport for NSW, drink driving is a factor in around 20 per cent of all fatal accidents in the state, but a recent campaign has highlighted the improving attitudes of motorists.

Operation Drink Drive 2 was conducted in early November, with authorities stopping and breath-testing drivers on NSW's major highways as well as suburban and country roads. This year saw the operation open its net wider to test more motorists across a larger catchment area.

Read more: Drink drivers get the message

 
DEC
10

Operation Shield illustrates heavy vehicle highs and lows

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Article PhotoThere is no doubt that the freight industry is one of the most important sectors for NSW.

It is vital for truck operators and drivers to ensure their vehicles are safe and compliant and that the green slip and registration is up to date.

For all the benefits that this industry brings to NSW, there are also a number of road-related issues. It is important for the government and police to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all road users.

The latest example of this has recently wrapped up - Operation Shield. The collaboration between Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce Officers from the NSW Police Force Traffic & Highway Patrol Command and Maritime Services Inspectors saw heavy vehicles checked at 15 locations across the state during the first week of December.

Read more: Operation Shield illustrates heavy vehicle highs and lows

   

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