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Heavy vehicle inspection reveals shocking results

Friday, 27 March 2015

An alarming number of heavy vehicle drivers on Sydney roads are in breach of safety regulations, according to the latest investigations carried out by the NSW government.

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$42.8 million to fix country roads

Friday, 20 February 2015

Article PhotoCouncil-owned country roads are to undergo a makeover, with 77 projects on the agenda under the government's $42.8 million Fixing Country Roads program, according to an announcement from Transport for New South Wales.

The Fixing Country Roads program was announced in 2014 as an initiative which will identify local projects and provide funding to improve connectivity throughout the state, thereby boosting freight productivity.

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ANCAP announces latest five star safety ratings

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has announced its latest safety ratings for three vehicles available on the Australian market.

In a January 28 media statement, ANCAP revealed that the current model Honda Jazz had achieved the rating based on a number of physical crash tests conducted by the authority and sister program, Malaysian-based South East Asian New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP).

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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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