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One quarter of Australians admit to driving dangerously during COVID-19
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1st May 2020
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One quarter of Australians admit to driving dangerously during COVID-19

One in four Australian drivers admit to taking more risks on the road after the implementation of coronavirus restrictions, according to new research from the national road safety body. The amount of traffic on Australia's roads has dramatically decreased since states began imposing restrictions on movement in order to contain the COVID-19 virus spread from mid-March 2020 onwards.
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Susannah Guthrie
Oslo's road toll in 2019 was one person
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14th Jan 2020
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Oslo's road toll in 2019 was one person

Oslo, the capital city of Norway, had a road toll of one person in 2019, with not a single pedestrian, cyclist or child death from road-related causes. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the one fatality was a driver who crashed into a railing at a train station, bringing Oslo's road fatality rate to 0.1 deaths per 100,000 people. That compares to 1.9 fatalities per 100,000 people in Sydney's greater metropolitan area, The SMH reported.
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Susannah Guthrie
Federal Labor promises National Office of Road Safety
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19th Dec 2018
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Federal Labor promises National Office of Road Safety

The Federal Opposition has promised to establish a National Office of Road Safety, should it win the 2019 Federal Election. The proposal was announced at the Labor Party's national conference in Adelaide, with the party arguing "after decades of decline, the road toll is again heading in the wrong direction".
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Scott Collie
NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE
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25th Jul 2016
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NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers for real-world road hazards and reducing the NSW road toll, particularly among P-platers, the changes will gradually take effect between December 2016 and November 2017.
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James Wong
2014 Australian road toll falls to lowest level since 1945
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5th Jan 2015
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2014 Australian road toll falls to lowest level since 1945

Australia’s road toll fell to its lowest level in almost 70 years in 2014 and the national rate of road deaths per 100,000 people dipped to the lowest level since records began 90 years ago. The total number of road deaths last year was 1155 – down 3.1 per cent from 2013 – marking the lowest road toll since 1945.
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Tim Beissmann