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Australia's best driver training courses and track days
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1st Aug 2020
4 min read

Australia's best driver training courses and track days

As motorists slowly return to the roads following coronavirus lockdowns, concerning road safety data serves as a timely reminder that everyone can afford to improve their driving skills. In research released by the Australian Road Safety Foundation, one in four Australians admitted to taking more risks on the road since lockdowns were imposed, with speeding up 17 per cent on usual levels.
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Susannah Guthrie
New calls for roadside eye testing to combat driver vision impairment
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3rd Jun 2020
6 min read

New calls for roadside eye testing to combat driver vision impairment

Optometrists and road safety experts are divided over calls for roadside eyesight tests – and nationwide vision testing standards – as recent figures show drivers aged 65 and over represent 22 per cent of all Australian road fatalities. Under new proposals from some optometrists, however, any driver could be obliged to undergo random roadside eyesight tests given vision impairment can affect people of all ages.
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Susannah Guthrie
People drive more carefully when their dog is in the car
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16th May 2020
3 min read

People drive more carefully when their dog is in the car

Research out of the United Kingdom has found motorists take more care on the road and are less stressed behind the wheel when driving with their pet dog in the car. The study, conducted by the UK arm of Spanish car maker SEAT, surveyed 2000 dog-owning licence holders and found 54 per cent of respondents drove more carefully when they had their pet in the car.
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Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use
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12th Feb 2020
2 min read

Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use

Western Australia is joining Queensland in implementing steeper fines and harsher penalties for motorists using their mobile phone while driving. From July 1, 2020, an on-the-spot fine of $1000 and four demerit points will apply to the offence of texting, emailing, using social media, watching videos or accessing the internet while driving. The current penalty for driver phone use in WA is a $400 fine and three demerit points.
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One in five middle-aged drivers struggle to read road signs, study finds
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23rd Jan 2020
3 min read

One in five middle-aged drivers struggle to read road signs, study finds

Almost 20 per cent of Australians between the ages of 35 and 54 find it difficult to read road signs, while 15 per cent of all Australians admit squinting to see while driving during the day, according to a new investigation into the state of the country's eye health. What's more, 71 per cent of males and 63 per cent of females sought an eye examination after failing a driving test, with 59 per cent of all Australians revealing they're worried about the overall quality of their eyesight.
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