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Motor Vehicle


Why do we keep using mobiles in the car?

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Australians are still using their mobiles while driving, in spite of the risks. During 2016-17, NSW police caught 39,007 in the act. The worst suburb was Sydney, where 2,042 drivers were caught using a mobile illegally, followed by 1,292 in Parramatta and 669 in Waterloo.

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Family drives aren’t what they used to be

Monday, 18 December 2017

If you’re going on a road trip with your children, chances are they’ll be on their phones or tablets. Some parents say car trips are a good opportunity to talk to their kids because it’s a small space and there’s no eye contact. But it appears family holidays today are more about watching screens than talking.

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Travels with your mutt

Monday, 04 December 2017

Did you know we have as many pets in Australia today – 24 million - as there are people? In fact, 62% of households have a pet, compared to 65% in the US and only 40% in the UK. Some 38% of pet owners have dogs and 29% have cats. This means, any day on the road, someone has a beloved pet in the back of their car or sitting on the tray of their ute.

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Too many still dying on the roads

Monday, 20 November 2017

Around 1,200 people die on Australian roads each year and 800 are seriously injured each week. Towards Zero recognises there’s no acceptable level of death or injury on the roads. Yet the annual road toll has fallen only 13% since 2010, well short of the National Road Safety Strategy 2020 target of at least 30% drop.

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Ride motorcycles wisely

Monday, 09 October 2017

It’s easy to see the appeal of motorcycles – they are cheaper than cars, practical, fuel-efficient and, for many riders, a thrilling experience. Over the past 10 years, 5% more Australians each year have registered motorcycles. Riding in this country has also become less life threatening. While the number of motorcyclist deaths has stayed much the same over the decade, the national trend in fatality rates has fallen.

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