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Police ask for caution on the roads

Posted in Traffic
Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Article PhotoPolice are asking motorists on NSW roads to be cautious as the road toll takes an unfortunate increase over the past few weeks.

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay has described the recent events as heartbreaking. Including the first week of February, the road toll stands at 48 for NSW.

"We're just over a month into the year and sadly many families across our state are grieving the loss of loved ones," said Mr Gay in a recent release.

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Driving Fatigued

Posted in Motor Vehicle
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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20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 06 February 2015

Article PhotoThe New South Wales Government has just had its 20,000th young learner driver sign up for the Safer Drivers programme, meaning good news for all those on state roads.

The course was a project developed with consideration of the latest research by an independent road safety board, making it specially designed to aid young drivers. The aim of the Safe Drivers Course is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to better prepare them for when they graduate to their P-Plates.

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NSW roads review for 2014

Posted in Motor Vehicle
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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Car Colour and Crash Risk: Should You Really Care?

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 02 February 2015

greenslips drivingPeople have different reasons for choosing the colour of their car. But when it comes to safety, does the colour of your car make a difference?

According to a Monash University study, there is a direct link between the colour of the car you drive and the risk of having a crash. Why is this?

The simple fact is that white is the most highly visible colour, especially when viewed against the dark road surface. So it is deemed to be the safest colour - not red, not yellow.

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