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August 7, 2018

Catastrophic Road Injuries

The families of road accident victims often struggle with unimaginable pain even if their loved ones survive. Laura Hadfield is a solicitor working in the major claims team of Shine Lawyers. On many occasions, she’s heard the families of road accident victims make statements like “every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, […]

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June 8, 2018

Cyclists to benefit from new TAC changes

All cyclists in Victoria who are injured in accidents involving stationary vehicles will now be able to access compensation. Under new legislation introduced by the Andrews Labor government, cyclists will be able to access Transport Accident Commission (TAC) benefits if they are injured at any time by a moving vehicle, a stationary vehicle or a […]

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May 30, 2018

Road Safety and Speed Cameras: Should an Alternative be Utilised?

Speeding is the biggest killer on our roads, according to the NSW Centre for Road Safety, accounting for around 40% of road deaths. But are speed cameras the best way to deal with the problem or should we be looking at alternative options? Caradvice.com.au has stated that in financial year 2017, speed cameras in Australia […]

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May 29, 2018

Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Pedestrian

Pedestrians make up the largest group of road users, simply because we are all pedestrians at some point – whether walking for fitness or leisure, going to work, heading to school or the local shops or walking to access public transport. [1] According to the most recent Road trauma Australia statistical summary, there were 1,768 […]

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May 21, 2018

Motorcycles and Lane Filtering: Is it legal in Australia?

Motorcycles and Lane Filtering: Is it legal in Australia? Lane filtering is the act of slowly riding a motorcycle between two rows of slow-moving or stationary vehicles heading in the same direction as you. If you’re a motorbike rider, you’ve probably lane filtered before. If you’re not, it’s very likely you’ve seen lane filtering in […]

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May 15, 2018

Car Safety: How safe is yours, and how far have we come?

Wondering how safe your car is? You might be encouraged (or discouraged) to know that the more recent the model of your car, the safer it’s likely to be. While the road is still a dangerous place– there were 1,127 road deaths in 2017 – manufacturers are constantly working on new ways to improve safety […]

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May 4, 2018

Workplace Safety – Road Transport Industry

Grim Reality The road transport industry has enjoyed steady growth over the past decade. However every year inadequate safety precautions cause people to lose their lives. Tragedies affecting workers, as well as bystanders, such as the 14 year old boy who died in a crash caused by an untrained transport driver in 2015, are all […]

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May 1, 2018

Learners’ Drivers Test – Can you still pass?

Each day, motor vehicle accidents affect hundreds if not thousands of Australians. But could this be because Australians have become too complacent when it comes to the road rules? New drivers in Australia are required by law to take an electronic exam before they are given their Learner Licence. We’ve put together a driver knowledge […]

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March 22, 2018

Stay safe on the roads this Easter: Weird and wonderful Australian road rules

Every year, Aussies seize the chance to visit family, go on holidays and take day trips over the Easter weekend. However, these joyful activities mean busier roads and unfortunately, a sobering road toll. More than 75% of Australians believe the roads are more dangerous during the Easter period. So as the long weekend approaches, there […]

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