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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
The most effective car safety features, according to a new study
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23rd May 2020
2 min read

The most effective car safety features, according to a new study

New research out of the United States has found the presence of some, but not all, car safety technologies – including adaptive cruise control and forward collision prevention – can lead to a substantial reduction in the frequency of car crash insurance claims, while others offer little to no impact.
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Susannah Guthrie
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
2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled due to faulty head restraints
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26th Mar 2020
1 min read

2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled due to faulty head restraints

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 10 of its 2019 V-Class vans affected by a faulty head restraint component. Affected vehicles were sold between 1 April 2019 and 30 April 2019. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to head restraint padding that can separate from the securing rods. Mercedes-Benz reports that during an accident, the exposed rods and missing padding may cause injury to vehicle occupants.
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Liam Murphy