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When did you last see an RBT?

When was the last time you saw an RBT on the street? The NRMA claims RBTs deter motorists and there should be a lot more of them. We look at the stats on trauma caused by drink driving and question whether some drink driving is still socially acceptable. Read More

10 years of better road safety  

Our road safety record has been improving in the last 10 years. But it’s still not enough. The National Road Safety Strategy 2021-30 aims to reduce deaths each year by 50% and serious injuries by 30% by 2030. How will we do that? Read More

Why don’t we ride bicycles more often?

Cycling was more popular during the pandemic but now less than one in six people ride a bicycle each week. One in five people who don’t ride a bicycle feel it’s just too dangerous. Part of the problem is the lack of dedicated cycle paths and unsafe speed limits on local roads. Meanwhile, negative driver attitudes to cyclists don’t help. Read More

The real cost of demerit points

One of our popular blogs is about how demerit points work. This one looks at the real cost of demerit points. Did you know each demerit point lasts for 3 years on your drivers licence? This means you could pay up to 40% more for your greenslip over 3 years. Read More

More on what L and P platers need to know

Do you want to learn to drive? Driving a car is still seen as a symbol of freedom and independence, even though there are good alternatives. Our guide helps you understand how to progress through the graduated licensing scheme. You go from Learner to red Provisional 1 to green Provisional 2 and then to the freedom of a full, unrestricted licence. Read More

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How to avoid wildlife on the roads

Winter is the worst time for animal collisions, particularly at dawn and dusk in the country. Nobody wants to hurt a wild animal yet relatively few drivers know what to do if they hit one. How to avoid wildlife on the roads. Read More

What does car weight mean for road safety?

There’s no doubt cars in Australia are getting bigger and heavier. One reason is there are more safety features but mostly, it’s our preferences for larger SUVs and utes. Even most electric vehicles (EVs) weigh a third more than fuelled versions because of their batteries. Yet what does all this extra weight mean for road safety? Read More

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Why vehicle tech is not everything

Since 1 March 2023, all light vehicle models newly introduced to Australia must be fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB). It’s one of many driver assistance technologies designed to save lives and reduce injuries on the road. Even so, is vehicle tech the best way to reduce death and injury on the roads? Read More

Tricky road rules that could trip you up

Among the thousands of road rules in NSW, there are some that could trip you up. A few of them might even sound unlikely at first. Here we explain some tricky road rules, why they exist, and the fines and demerit points that apply if you break them. Read More