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NSW on track to meet NRSS road safety targets

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.

Read more: NSW on track to meet NRSS road safety targets


Do drivers undersatnd new vehicle safety features?

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Cars are a lot more capable than they were even a decade ago. This isn't just referring to speed, handling and other elements of the driving experience, either. In recent years, the focus of car manufacturers around the world has been to develop a suite of safety features to better protect drivers and passengers.

Vehicle safety technology has moved past simply acting post-collision, as is the case with passive features such as airbags. Now, cars are coming equipped with sensory equipment that can detect oncoming hazards and act to prevent injury either independently or through assisting the driver.

Read more: Do drivers undersatnd new vehicle safety features?


bstreetsmart targets younger drivers

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Young drivers across New South Wales are to be the focus of 'bstreetsmart', a new on-road safety campaign.

Sydney's Allphones Arena welcomed more than 22,000 NSW students hailing from 183 different schools from August 24-27 for an immersive, educational demonstration highlighting the importance of safe driving.

Read more: bstreetsmart targets younger drivers


AEB reducing fatalities

Friday, 21 August 2015

Safety technology in motor vehicles has evolved greatly since the first car came off the production line in 1908.

As new technology is developed we have seen the bar raised in terms of the safety standard for new cars.

This is monitored by independent auto watchdog organisations such as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which provides a star rating for cars based on the results of rigorous safety testing.

Read more: AEB reducing fatalities


What happens to your body in a car crash?

Friday, 24 July 2015

Researchers at Monash University are carrying out an in-depth study to analyse what happens in a car crash.

The academics are looking at 390 different accidents to answer a crucial question - why do some people come out unscathed in a car crash, whilst others face serious injuries or even death? The study is titled Australian National Crash In-depth Study (ANCIS).

Their initial findings have presented chilling insights to the trauma faced by the human body in an accident.

Read more: What happens to your body in a car crash?


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