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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto impair driving more than alcohol, research finds
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19th Mar 2020
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto impair driving more than alcohol, research finds

Using a car's Apple CarPlay or Android Auto system while behind the wheel can impair a driver's reaction time more than alcohol and cannabis use, or texting while driving, new research out of the UK has found. In fact, drivers using these systems were found to take their eyes off the road for up to 16 seconds, while the time they took to react to an stimulus on the road ahead was slowed by up to 50 per cent.
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Cyclists more aware on the road than car drivers, university study finds
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11th Mar 2020
2 min read

Cyclists more aware on the road than car drivers, university study finds

Cyclists feel more aware and more confident on the road than car drivers, according to a new study into the attitudes surrounding cycling in Australia. The research, from Queensland University of Technology's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q), found cyclists were "more confident, less inattentive and more in favour of stricter road laws" than their car-driving counterparts.
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Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?
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17th Feb 2020
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Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?

Queensland will become the Australian state with the third-harshest punishment for drivers parking in disabled bays after introducing new rules that double the current fine. Under new proposed legislation, motorists caught committing the inconsiderate offence will be fined $533, twice the existing penalty of $266.
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Road safety research shows young drivers still aren't getting the message
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20th Jan 2020
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Road safety research shows young drivers still aren't getting the message

Deaths of drivers aged 17 to 25 have increased for the first time in three years, as the latest studies show not everyone is getting the road safety message. New data from both the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) and the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) suggests young people continue to engage in risky behaviours such as riding in a car with a drunk driver, speeding, driving while tired, or not wearing a seat belt.
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