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Mobile phones a distraction even if you do not answer

Thursday, 06 August 2015

Hazard perception is a key element for safe driving. When drivers are distracted, their ability to recognise and respond to hazards can be hindered, which can in turn lead to accidents.

New research has found that a mobile phone ringing whilst you are driving is as big a distraction as actually answering the call.

Read more: Mobile phones a distraction even if you do not answer

 
JUL
20

Passengers increase the risk for young drivers

Monday, 20 July 2015

Young drivers could be more at risk of a fatal crash when they are carrying passengers, according to a recent study. Young drivers hold 16 per cent of the licences in Australia, and also represent the age group with the highest crash rate, according to the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA).

Read more: Passengers increase the risk for young drivers

 
APR
02

NSW has top program for random breath testing

Thursday, 02 April 2015

Article PhotoNSW has the most effective random breath testing program in Australia.

In a study funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), researchers at the University of Queensland examined the relationship between random breath testing and alcohol-related traffic crashes across Australia. With the lowest percentage of correlation, NSW ranks first on the scorecard.

Read more: NSW has top program for random breath testing

   
FEB
13

Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

Friday, 13 February 2015

Article PhotoNSW drivers have saved approximately $70 million through half price licence renewals over the past two-and-a-half years, according to the latest report from Transport for NSW.

Motorists have saved up to $85 after changes to the scheme were announced in 2012.

Read more: Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

 
FEB
06

20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

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.

Read more: 20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

   

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