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Sleep Awareness Week

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Article PhotoSleep deprivation is an exceedingly pressing issue that can have serious health implications when left unchecked. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, an alarming 18 per cent of Australian adults are sleeping less than six hours per night, while some 20 per cent suffer from chronically poor sleep.

With Australian Sleep Awareness Week taking place from July 6-12, now is the perfect time to alert New South Wales drivers to the dangers of getting behind the wheel while fatigued.

The theme of this year's campaign is 'Sleep better, Be better', with the Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation, Professor David Hillman urging people to take the matter of their sleep habits more seriously.

Read more: Sleep Awareness Week


NSW study into driver behaviour

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The University of NSW has launched a landmark research project in collaboration with several academic institutions and government agencies to determine the naturalistic driving behaviour of Australians.

Read more: NSW study into driver behaviour


GPS may reduce driver fatigue

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to fatalities on NSW roads, according to Transport for NSW.

In addition, crashes caused by fatigue are twice as likely to be fatal than other accidents. Approximately three in 10 road crashes in Australia that result in death or serious trauma are a result of driver fatigue.

Read more: GPS may reduce driver fatigue


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


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