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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.

Read more: AEB reducing fatalities


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.

Read more: What happens to your body in a car crash?


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


NSW study into driver behaviour

Thursday, 25 June 2015

The University of NSW has launched a landmark research project in collaboration with several academic institutions and government agencies to determine the naturalistic driving behaviour of Australians.

Read more: NSW study into driver behaviour


GPS may reduce driver fatigue

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to fatalities on NSW roads, according to Transport for NSW.

In addition, crashes caused by fatigue are twice as likely to be fatal than other accidents. Approximately three in 10 road crashes in Australia that result in death or serious trauma are a result of driver fatigue.

Read more: GPS may reduce driver fatigue


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