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JAN
30

Slow down for Schools: Police urge caution

Friday, 30 January 2015

Article PhotoAs another school year begins, drivers need to be increasingly vigilant of young children on the road. Whether around school zones or neighbourhoods where kids may be walking home, keep an eye out for school kids no matter how slow you're driving.

See the signs, slow down to 40km/h

As schools return throughout New South Wales, police are reminding motorists to slow down to 40km/h in designated school zones. This speed reduction applies from 8am to 9.30am and again as the school day ends between 2.30pm and 4pm.

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DEC
11

Government to target drivers using disabled parking spaces illegally

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Article PhotoAs demand for parking spaces increases, NSW authorities are seeing a rise in motorists using disabled car parking spaces illegally.

As a result of driver behaviour, the NSW government has announced a tough approach to crackdown on this conduct.

New month, new penalty

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OCT
30

Driveway campaign highlights growing danger

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Article PhotoDrive down any suburban Australian road on a summer day and you will see countless children playing and on the driveway of their home. However, this is one place that can cause danger without warning and an area the NSW government is targeting in its latest safety campaign.

Announced recently, the state government is working alongside the Georgina Josephine Foundation to spread the word on driveway safety and how to curb the increasing accident rate.

The base of the campaign revolves around a video that highlights basic measures such as driveway access, visibility and ensuring garages are fitted with child locks. The video is available from the foundation's workshops and website as well as on the Centre for Road Safety webpage.

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OCT
30

Is driving on the left safer than on the right

Thursday, 30 October 2014
It sure would be convenient if every country drove on the same side of the road. This would surely make it easier for tourists and prevent them from making a potentially fatal error by driving on the wrong side of the road.

However, it's a fact that some countries drive on the left (74 countries) while others drive on the right (166 countries). Australia is among the minority of countries that drive on the left. The question then is whether driving on the left or right really makes a difference from a safety standpoint.

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OCT
09

What is the most disliked road in NSW?

Thursday, 09 October 2014

If every road was a dream, then we probably would have many less road rage incidents, accidents and congestion to deal with on an everyday basis. However, in reality, this isn't the case and there are countless roads that really get us down.

Read more: What is the most disliked road in NSW?

   

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