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Defensive Driving Basics

Monday, 16 February 2015

On an average day in New South Wales there are dozens of car accidents, many of which can be easily avoided by being a more proactive driver and by employing some hazard avoidance techniques.

Effective techniques that may improve your hazard perception include keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, scanning your surroundings, and being more proactive in regard to other road users and pedestrians.

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Driving Fatigued

Monday, 09 February 2015

Article PhotoNot driving while fatigued may seem like a no-brainer, but the New South Wales government is still concerned about the number of people who are threatening safety on the state's roads by driving whilst fatigued and drowsy. According to Transport for New South Wales, fatigue is one of the main causes of road fatality, with research suggesting it is just as dangerous as drink driving.

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NSW roads review for 2014

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Article PhotoRoad safety has definitely been a point of contention in recent years so it is positive to report the substantial improvement over the last 12 months in particular.

The road toll statistics were recently released by Transport NSW and highlight a strong decrease in the number of deaths across the state. However, although authorities are buoyed by the figures, there are still several areas that can be targeted in the new year.

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Automatic or Manual. Which is safer?

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Auto or Manual?You might feel that stepping into your car and heading out into the traffic is taking your life in your hands. The media constantly reminds us that some people are consumed by that phenomenon known as ‘road rage’, while others drive dangerously due to drugs or alcohol – or just plain stupidity, it seems.

While studies show that young drivers are at the most risk of accidents, not much has been mentioned about the kind of transmission their car has, or if it plays a part in accidents.

For those who don’t want a 4WD with a bull-bar to help ensure their safety in an accident, let’s think about the ordinary family sedan….. manual or automatic transmission. Is one really safer than the other?

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2014 car sales to top 1.1 million

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Article PhotoThere is no doubt that the Australian automotive industry had a rough 2014. From difficult market conditions to lower consumer confidence, some insiders had written off the year even before its halfway mark.

However, according to statistics released on January 6 by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), more than 1.1 million new vehicles were sold in 2014 - just the third time that this has occurred in Australia.

In fact, 1,113,224 new vehicles were bought by both consumers, businesses and governments, making 2014 one of the more positive years in recent times.

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