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Victorian Road Safety Education Complex announced

The Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria have announced a new Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton...

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Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan
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Victorian government announces 2017 road safety plan

The Andrews government in Victoria has announced its 2017 plan to make the state's roads safer in an effort to curb the ever-increasing annual road toll. In a statement released this week, the 2017 plan declares that this year will be Victoria's "year of action" against road fatalities, after 2016 showed an increase in the annual road toll for the third consecutive year...


ITS Australia joins Melbourne Uni's 'urban laboratory': Pilot program to launch in April
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ITS Australia joins Melbourne Uni's 'urban laboratory': Pilot program to launch in April

National membership organisation, Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia), has voiced its support for the recently-announced 'urban laboratory' which will serve as a test bed for emerging technologies like connected vehicles, roadways, and public transport...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017
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Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it will investigate potential regulatory changes to accommodate "highly autonomous" vehicles on the state's roads. The study will include testing on open public roads early next year, all forming part of the government's Future Directions Paper, currently in the consultation phase...


Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop
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Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop

Victoria will get a new $10 billion North East Link to bridge the gap between the Greensborough end of the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway, the Andrews government has confirmed. Announcing the plan today, Premier Daniel Andrews said it will initiate a $35 million business case study in 2017, with consultation and route selection to be completed by 2018...


Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked
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Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked

The 10 points in Melbourne's roads network most likely to have motorists seeing red have been ranked this week, with the release of the latest RACV Redspot survey. No surprise for locals, Melbourne’s north-east hosts a massive six of the top ten ‘Redspots,’ located in the corridor from Clifton Hill to Greensborough and Templestowe...


Victorian government shoots down Melbourne congestion charge proposal
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Victorian government shoots down Melbourne congestion charge proposal

The Victorian government has rejected any potential for charging motorists a 'congestion' fee when driving into Melbourne's inner suburbs and CBD, as proposed this week by independent advisory body Infrastructure Victoria...


Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies
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Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies

Ford Australia has confirmed its graduate program for 2017, which will see new recruits hired across several of the company’s Victoria-based facilities. For the first time, the Ford will hire graduate designers at its Broadmeadows design centre...


Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway
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Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway

The Victorian government has implemented 24-hour clearways on Punt Road, one of the busiest routes in Melbourne. Starting from today, the new no-parking zones will operated seven days a week from Alexandra Avenue to Gladstone Street on the east side, and Alexandra Avenue to Union Street on the west side, which should help to cut congestion on the busy north-south corridor...


Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back
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Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back

Ride-sharing service Uber has received the green light in Victoria for its ride-sharing Uber X service, as part of the state government’s plans to regulate the commercial passenger vehicle industry. Although it's a widely-used service, Uber had not received official approval from the Victorian government until this week...


2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne
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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 hatchback has been spied in local specification ahead of the model’s Australian launch next month. Spied by a switched-on CarAdvice reader, two of the the Infiniti Q30s (black and red) appear to be lower-spec models, with limited badging and more conservative front and rear bumpers, likely to be circa-$30,000 entry-level variants...


Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension
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Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension

UPDATE: Victoria's RACV has called for the state government to extend the new clearways right through to the Eastern Freeway. This article has been updated with additional.  One of Melbourne's most dreaded stretches of road will permanently punt parking spaces in a bid to improve traffic flow around the clock...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle
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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has been getting more creative with its safety awareness campaigns in recent years, but Graham here takes the cake. The entire cake. He might look like that cousin you don't talk about, but Graham here is science's best guess at the sort of evolutionary street we'd need to turn down if we're going to keep getting hit by cars...


Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential
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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential

Victorian Police has voiced interest in experimental new ‘textalyser’ technology that will allow authorities to check whether a driver has been using a mobile phone while driving. The so-called textalysers, a name inspired by breathalyser systems, are able to analyse metadata to determine whether someone was using their mobile phone at a specific time - while driving, for example...


Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running
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Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running

Illicit drugs, notably speed and ice, have proved more responsible for fatal collisions on Victorian roads than alcohol for the third successive year, Victoria Police has announced. Speaking to media today, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer (pictured below) said while speed remains the number one killer on Victorian roads, police are seeing a “significant increase” in illicit drugs being the determining factor in fatal and injury trauma...


Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer
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Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer

Young motorists in Victoria could soon be in line for free driver and motorcyclist licences, thanks to a new safety program launching in February. The Free Licence Scheme, proposed in August, will see young probationary drivers and motorcyclists with spotless driving records rewarded with a free three-year licence when they graduate to a full licence...


Victorian Government commits another $46.5m to assist transition from vehicle manufacturing
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Victorian Government commits another $46.5m to assist transition from vehicle manufacturing

The Victorian Government is committing an additional $46.5 million to help automotive businesses, workers and communities transition into new industries with secure employment prospects. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Industry Minister Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the ‘Towards Future Industries: Victoria’s Automotive Transition Plan’ at the Bosch manufacturing plant in Clayton...


Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders
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Lane filtering now legal in Victoria for motorcycle, scooter riders

Victoria has followed New South Wales and Queensland with ‘lane filtering’ now legal for riders of motorcycles and scooters from today, November 2, 2015. Lane filtering is defined as the act of passing between stopped or slow-moving lanes of traffic on multi-lane roads to reach the front of traffic at intersections...