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Mobiles turn us into wonky walkers

Thursday, 25 February 2016

It’s a familiar sight – somebody walking across the road while stabbing at their mobile phone. Who has not felt a bit frustrated with the pedestrian who is so captivated by their device that they don’t look where they are going?

The fact is more pedestrians died on NSW roads in 2015 than 2014. There were 61 fatalities in 2015, compared to 41 in 2014, and they made up 17.5% of all deaths on the road. Sadly, 17-25 year olds have the second highest risk of death as pedestrians (after older pedestrians, 75 years and over).

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Not so crash hot: NSW road toll

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Nearly 350 people died on the roads in NSW last year, according to preliminary 2015 traffic crash figures from Centre of Road Safety.

Drinking and driving

  • The number of drivers affected by alcohol in a fatal crash fell 22%, compared to the 2012-14 average.

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New 40kmh zones in Sydney CBD

Monday, 15 February 2016

Regular drivers to the Sydney CBD are being forced to slow down. From April this year, 40 kmh speed limits will apply across a larger zone.

Many people in the CBD are on foot and some take unncessary risks when crossing the roads. In the past 10 years, 12 have died and more than 1,400 have been injured. (In fact, the highest increase in deaths in all of NSW was among pedestrians, up 48.7%, from 41 deaths in 2014 to 61 in 2015.)

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Spike in NSW road toll

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

It's not news that anyone wants to hear, but there has recently been a sharp rise in the New South Wales road toll, with 15 people killed over the course of two short weeks.

"With warmer weather across NSW, it seems some drivers are taking good driving conditions for granted, which is costing lives on our roads," John Hartley, assistant commissioner of NSW's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command told the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH).

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More apps to help drivers and commuters

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Article PhotoSmartphones have an undeniable presence in the lives of Australians, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by developers, corporates and even government bodies. Now, Transport NSW has joined the crusade with its own range of smartphone applications, or apps to assist the state's road users.

Read more: More apps to help drivers and commuters

   

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