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Hands-free phone users drive more cautiously - study

Mobile phones and driving don't really mix: it's illegal to touch your smartphone in the car, even while stationary, and distracted driving is a known killer...

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Speeding as dangerous as drink-driving, study shows
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Speeding as dangerous as drink-driving, study shows

The Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has released the results of a new study detailing which driver groups are the worst speeding offenders. The study has moved its creators to declare speeding, the most common traffic offence, as dangerous as drink-driving...


Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...
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Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...

A new study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has found that one-in two drivers are failing to keep a safe following distance - but those tailgaters say queue-jumpers are to blame...


QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction
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QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has revealed details of a new study, which argues that despite contention in the community, three signs on overhead gantries doesn't impact driver performance or safety. The firm's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) division, claims the increasing complexity of road systems requires more information to be conveyed to drivers, often in a dynamic way...


Clean energy a bigger selling point for EVs than price or range: study
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Clean energy a bigger selling point for EVs than price or range: study

Queensland's University of Technology (QUT) is pushing for the adoption of renewable energy sources as electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, citing that having clean power outweighs the cost and driving range for customers wanting to buy them...


Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight
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Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight

The Federal Government has announced a $55 million investment over 10 years into digital and evolving vehicle technologies to help improve traffic flow, named the iMove Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). As part of a $151.5 million pledge towards four CRCs, including iMove, the initiative will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes - according to the minister for industry, innovation and science, Arthur Sinodinos...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits
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QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are proposing nation-wide 40km/h speed limits for local streets, down from the current 50km/h. Mariana Alexander and Dr Mark King from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q), believe the speed reductions for local streets will save lives and create more liveable communities...


Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study
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Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study

Delivering a quantum leap in safety may be the key to winning hearts, but it will be psychology that determines the success or failure of autonomous driving technology, a new report claims. The development of autonomous and fully driverless systems has become a hot topic in recent years, with more than a few car makers aiming for the once far-off year of 2020 to launch a new era of road safety technology...


Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study
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Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has published a study predicting that in 15 years time, petrol-powered vehicles will continue to dominate the Australian market. Despite the drive to adopt electric or electric-assisted vehicles to cut emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the study suggests that in Australia, the number of battery-powered vehicles on local roads will continue to trail petrol cars in 2030...


Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study
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Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study

Drivers are travelling around 10km/h faster than they think they should in roadworks zones, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q). QUT’s Dr Ashim Debnath said more than 400 drivers were shown images of roadwork zones without speed limit signs and asked to nominate the speed they deemed safe...


Queensland uni to study P-plater and parent relationship
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Queensland uni to study P-plater and parent relationship

The Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q) will soon kick off a study into the role that parents play in P-plater driver training in the ACT. The research centre chose the nation’s capital for the study because its graduated driver licensing (GDL) program is less restrictive than in other regions...


Good drivers become what they hate: study
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Good drivers become what they hate: study

Bad drivers bring out the worst in ‘good’ motorists, according to a study into driver behaviour by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q). The centre’s Lauren Shaw said that when faced with poor etiquette on the road, many motorists are responding angrily, contributing to the perception of a divide between good drivers and bad...