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January 17, 2018

Back to school road safety

During the busy rush of getting kids ready for a new year of school with books, uniforms and bags, it’s important for parents to ensure their children are stepping into the new school year on the right, and safe, foot. A recent study has returned some alarming statistics, showing that over 70 percent of drivers […]

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January 8, 2018

Mark Bates – This is my story

Mark was an electrician by trade, the bread winner for his wife and daughter. A fit and active 43-year-old, Mark enjoyed riding motorbikes, particularly his Yamaha Road Star. Mark was returning home from work. Mark was riding his motorbike home from a job site when he was t-boned at an intersection by a four-wheel drive. […]

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December 20, 2017

There’s more to road safety than speed: The fatal five

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s also, sadly, a time when not all road users will make it home to their friends and families safely. Read Madeline’s story here. Each year, Australia’s road toll rises during the Christmas and New Year holidays as traffic volumes increase and people travel longer distances […]

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December 19, 2017

Driving in Australia: A guide for British motorists

Driving in Australia is quite similar to driving in the UK. We both drive on the left hand side of the road. We both have strict laws against drink driving and will take points off your licence for breaking the safety rules. With our smaller population, wide roads and plenty of open space, you might […]

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Motor vehicle accident claims: Why do I need a lawyer?

Did you know the average Australian drives 15,530 kilometres every year? That’s equivalent to driving from one side of the country to the other over four times! For many of us, driving is our main way of getting from A to B and we end up spending large portions of our daily life on the […]

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Madeline’s story: Remembering road safety all year round

Madeline had always been a glass-half full girl. She saw the best in others and her positivity drew people to her. She was always the helper and a career in law and justice became an obvious choice. She had her sights set on the Queensland Police Service, and began her studies in human services at […]

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Young lives at risk: The road safety reality

For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage. The moment you first receive your driver’s licence heralds an exciting new life of independence and maturity. But, there’s a catch. In the blink of an eye, you go from a learner driver – statistically the safest on the road – to a member of […]

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December 15, 2017

How to share the road safely with trucks and other heavy vehicles

We’ve all heard the expression ‘without trucks Australia stops’. Yet despite playing a crucial role in Australia’s economy, truck driving is one of the country’s most dangerous professions. The figures paint a disturbing picture. Truck driving has an average rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2014, there were 65 deaths and 8450 injuries […]

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December 11, 2017

Motorcycle road accident infographic: Breaking down the numbers

Ask anyone with a motorcycle and they’ll tell you nothing beats the feeling of cruising the open road. With the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair, there’s nothing better. But that feeling comes at a cost. Without the protection of car panels, airbags or seatbelts, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it […]

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