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Kangaroos the biggest danger in animal crashes
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22nd Jun 2020
3 min read

Kangaroos the biggest danger in animal crashes

Kangaroos are involved in eight out of 10 car crashes with animals, new figures show. And the data has prompted experts to renew their warnings as Australians prepare to holiday at home: don’t swerve to avoid an animal. “You've got a fraction of a second to make a decision, and by that stage it's probably too late any way,” says Russell White, from the Australian Road Safety Foundation.
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Joshua Dowling
Autonomous cars won’t eliminate crashes – report
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8th Jun 2020
3 min read

Autonomous cars won’t eliminate crashes – report

As the car industry applies the brakes on development of autonomous cars – and backtracks on promises over their ability and when they might become a reality – a report out of the US has caused more pause for thought. A detailed analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the US has determined autonomous cars may only be able to prevent one-third of crashes.
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Joshua Dowling
Booze buses back on the road from this weekend
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5th Jun 2020
2 min read

Booze buses back on the road from this weekend

Police will be out in force this long weekend with a renewed focus on random roadside testing to detect drivers who could be affected by alcohol and drugs. Roadside testing was paused during the peak of the coronavirus crisis and widespread lockdowns, for the safety of officers conducting the tests and to prevent cross-contamination among drivers.
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Joshua Dowling
More than $7.1 million in fines issued by mobile phone detection cameras in NSW
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11th May 2020
3 min read

More than $7.1 million in fines issued by mobile phone detection cameras in NSW

Mobile phone detection cameras have issued more than $7.1 million in fines to approximately 21,000 motorists in NSW in the first two months since authorities began issuing tickets instead of warnings. The high number of fines comes despite there being only a handful of mobile phone detection cameras in NSW – the first Australian state to adopt the breakthrough technology – in at least two fixed locations and a small but undisclosed number of temporary locations.
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Joshua Dowling
New warning about ute safety: tests reveal hidden dangers of dodgy accessories
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23rd Apr 2020
4 min read

New warning about ute safety: tests reveal hidden dangers of dodgy accessories

Australia’s love affair with utes is beginning to have dangerous consequences. An increasing number of ute owners are overloading their vehicles or fitting accessories that can cause irreparable damage and compromise safety, a peak industry body has warned.
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Joshua Dowling