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Do drivers undersatnd new vehicle safety features?

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Cars are a lot more capable than they were even a decade ago. This isn't just referring to speed, handling and other elements of the driving experience, either. In recent years, the focus of car manufacturers around the world has been to develop a suite of safety features to better protect drivers and passengers.

Vehicle safety technology has moved past simply acting post-collision, as is the case with passive features such as airbags. Now, cars are coming equipped with sensory equipment that can detect oncoming hazards and act to prevent injury either independently or through assisting the driver.

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bstreetsmart targets younger drivers

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Young drivers across New South Wales are to be the focus of 'bstreetsmart', a new on-road safety campaign.

Sydney's Allphones Arena welcomed more than 22,000 NSW students hailing from 183 different schools from August 24-27 for an immersive, educational demonstration highlighting the importance of safe driving.

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AEB reducing fatalities

Friday, 21 August 2015

Safety technology in motor vehicles has evolved greatly since the first car came off the production line in 1908.

As new technology is developed we have seen the bar raised in terms of the safety standard for new cars.

This is monitored by independent auto watchdog organisations such as the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which provides a star rating for cars based on the results of rigorous safety testing.

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What happens to your body in a car crash?

Friday, 24 July 2015

Researchers at Monash University are carrying out an in-depth study to analyse what happens in a car crash.

The academics are looking at 390 different accidents to answer a crucial question - why do some people come out unscathed in a car crash, whilst others face serious injuries or even death? The study is titled Australian National Crash In-depth Study (ANCIS).

Their initial findings have presented chilling insights to the trauma faced by the human body in an accident.

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Sleep Awareness Week

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

Article PhotoSleep deprivation is an exceedingly pressing issue that can have serious health implications when left unchecked. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, an alarming 18 per cent of Australian adults are sleeping less than six hours per night, while some 20 per cent suffer from chronically poor sleep.

With Australian Sleep Awareness Week taking place from July 6-12, now is the perfect time to alert New South Wales drivers to the dangers of getting behind the wheel while fatigued.

The theme of this year's campaign is 'Sleep better, Be better', with the Chair of the Sleep Health Foundation, Professor David Hillman urging people to take the matter of their sleep habits more seriously.

Read more: Sleep Awareness Week

   

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