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NSW has worst record for animal collisions

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.

Read more: NSW has worst record for animal collisions


Fatality Free Friday Campaign

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.

Read more: Fatality Free Friday Campaign


KIA Carnival ANCAP Rating

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The new generation Kia Carnival has disappointed with a less than satisfactory crash safety result according to Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP)

The people mover was awarded four out of five stars for safety.

Read more: KIA Carnival ANCAP Rating


Australians preferring greener cars

Friday, 24 April 2015

Article PhotoAustralians are buying more fuel efficient cars than they used to a decade ago.

According to the latest report from the National Transport Commission (NTC), 2014's national average from carbon emissions was 188 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre, which is a decrease of 2.3 per cent from 2013.

Read more: Australians preferring greener cars


Crah avoidance technology for heavy vehicles

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Article PhotoThe NRMA says crash avoidance technologies could help reduce at least one-quarter of fatal crashes involving heavy vehicles.

Also, backing this initiative is the Centre for Road Safety which recently released a statement encouraging commercial truck operators to install automated safety mechanisms in their vehicles.

Read more: Crah avoidance technology for heavy vehicles


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