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Is daylight saving time bad for road safety?
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4th Oct 2020
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Is daylight saving time bad for road safety?

The clocks skipped an hour over the weekend in Victoria and NSW, as Australia’s two most populous states started daylight savings ahead of summer. Do interrupted sleeping patterns and longer daylight have an impact on road safety?
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Joshua Dowling
2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria
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16th Sep 2020
3 min read

2021 Toyota Yaris: First city hatch to earn five-star safety against tougher criteria

The 2021 Toyota Yaris has been awarded a five-star crash safety rating when measured against new, tougher criteria. An Australian-specification right-hand-drive version of the 2021 Toyota Yaris has been tested by European authorities, and validated by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
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Joshua Dowling
These are the car brands most likely to receive a speeding ticket
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2nd Sep 2020
2 min read

These are the car brands most likely to receive a speeding ticket

An analysis of more than 2 million driver records in the United States has identified the types of cars most likely to receive a speeding ticket, with certain car owners up to 49 per cent more likely to speed than others. US insurance agency Insurify analysed its database of 2.5 million applications to see which car owners reported the highest rate of speeding offences and comparing that number to the total number of drivers for each model.
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Susannah Guthrie
Report shows 'alarming spike' in cyclist deaths on Australian roads
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4th Aug 2020
2 min read

Report shows 'alarming spike' in cyclist deaths on Australian roads

The number of cyclist deaths in Australia has doubled over the last three years, according to a new report examining the country's road safety record for 2020. In the 12 months to June 2020, 48 cyclists died on Australian roads, compared to 34 deaths in the previous corresponding period – a year-on-year increase of more than 40 per cent. COMMENT: Why drivers should give cyclists a chance – and some room on the road
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Susannah Guthrie
Russia wants to mandate alcohol interlocks on all new cars – report
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30th Jul 2020
3 min read

Russia wants to mandate alcohol interlocks on all new cars – report

Russian authorities are considering making it compulsory for all new cars sold there to be equipped with alcohol breath test “interlock” devices – whether or not the buyer has a history of drink driving. In Australia, states and territories mandate the fitment of breath test “interlock” devices to cars owned by repeat drink driving offenders. The devices – which require drivers to exhale into a tube to prove they are not intoxicated – are fitted at the driver’s expense.
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Joshua Dowling