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Life

Life

Carmen Fell Asleep At The Wheel. Her Father Has A Christmas Message For Us All.

4 min read

A few weeks ago, I saw John Maher’s Carmen Road Safety presentation at the school where I work.

Crime

Crime

Drivers To Be Slapped With $1000 Fine For Using Phone Behind Wheel

3 min read

Queensland drivers caught using their mobile phones will soon face hefty $1000 fines, under strict new laws to be introduced by the state government.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Victoria's Most Expensive Speed Trap Cost Drivers $4.1 Million In One Year

1 min read

A traffic camera in Melbourne's southeast has racked up more than $4.1 million in speeding fines in just one year.

Melbourne

Melbourne

(Some) Cyclists Are Now Allowed To Ride On The Footpath In Victoria

1 min read

Children and their parents, siblings and friends are now allowed to ride their bikes on Victoria's footpaths, in a move to make cycling safer for kids.

Life

Life

A Parent Mocked Me For Having My Six-Year-Old In A Car Seat. Her Reason Is Dangerous

3 min read

As my daughter, Addi climbed into her car seat at school pick up, a parent of one of her classmates who was parked next to us looked over.

National

National

The Uber Change That Will Affect 63,000 Aussie Drivers

2 min read

Uber drivers will now have even tighter safety requirements for their cars.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lindt Cafe Siege Sniper Claims Tori Johnson's Death Was Preventable

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

News

News

Double Demerits Hit WA This Long Weekend

2 min read

Double demerits come into effect across Western Australia this long weekend, and the RAC is urging motorists to be vigilant during one of the most dangerous driving periods of the year.

Perth

Perth

Someone Painted A Fake Pedestrian Crossing On Busy Road

1 min read

A vigilante pedestrian safety advocate has taken matters into their own hands, painting a zebra crossing on a busy street -- and it's been praised as "exceptional" work.

National

National

Toyota Announces Huge Recall Of 82,000 Vehicles

1 min read

More than 80,000 of Australia's most popular cars are being recalled over an airbag issue which could cause "fatality".

Crime

Crime

Drivers May Be Allowed To Use Phones Behind The Wheel In New Road Rules

3 min read

A review of road rules has been told motorists should be allowed to use their phones while driving, with one body calling for a loosening of very strict mobile rules.

News

News

Eating, Texting, Shaving: Aussie Drivers' Shockingly Dangerous Road Habits Revealed

3 min read

Some 11 million Australians are taking risky behaviour behind the wheel, including watching movies or putting on makeup while driving.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Dentists Find Hundreds Of Teeth In Young Boy's Mouth

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

National

National

Uber Rolls Out Update To Make Sure You Get Into The Right Car

1 min read

Uber is rolling out new safety features reminding its riders to check they're hopping into the right car.

Views

Views

'I Left My Job To Drive 25,000 Kilometres Around Australia'

5 min read

“It’s always been one of those dream things. But always too hard, too big, too much to actually do. Until you sort of realise, well no one is going to do it for you."

World

World

Hearse Driver Learns Dead Body Doesn't Count In Carpool Lane

1 min read

While we don't know much about what happens after you die, we can be sure you stop qualifying as a second passenger on the highways.

News

News

'Fed Up' Truck Driver's Dashcam Shows Two Scary Near-Misses In Two Days

1 min read

A truckie is speaking out after a pair of shocking close calls while driving on a busy highway left him shaking his head.

National

National

One-In-Three Pedestrians 'Playing Chicken' With Traffic

2 min read

The NRMA is calling out 'phone zombies' for taking dangerous risks on Sydney's roads.

National

National

Shocking Photo Of Baby Barely Secured In 'Dangerous' Car Seat Sparks Warning

2 min read

NSW Police have released a "very dangerous" photo of a seven-month-old baby who was found loosely strapped into a car seat in a precarious position.

News

News

Police Warn Of No Excuses As Queen's Birthday Double Demerits Begin

2 min read

'Drive to survive' is the message from NSW police ahead of the June long weekend.

The Project

The Project

Queensland Cyclist Gets Crafty With Safety

1 min read

A driver in Queensland has snapped a crafty cyclist with safety on the mind.

News

News

Street Texting Could Be Banned In New York

2 min read

A growing list of cities are introducing hefty fines for pedestrians who text, tweet or talk while crossing the street, New York could be the latest.

News

News

Father Who Reversed Over Young Daughter Pleads With Parents: 'It Can Happen To You'

3 min read

Peter Cockburn's 15-month-old daughter Georgina died instantly when he accidentally ran over her.

National

National

Booster Seat Warning After Car Crash Leaves 11-Year-Old Boy Paralysed

3 min read

New research has found Australia's car seat safety regulations are putting children at risk.

National

National

Rise Of 'Middle-Aged Men In Lycra' Could Be Behind Spike In Cycling Accidents

2 min read

The rise of the 'middle-aged men in Lycra' and our growing desire to be fit and healthy could be behind a staggering increase in the number of accidents involving cyclists.

National

National

'Collective Brain Fade': What's Behind Victoria's Staggeringly High Road Toll?

3 min read

Nearly one person has died per day on Victorian roads this year.

National

National

Here's Why Australian Landmarks Are Turning Yellow This Week

2 min read

Across the country, landmarks are turning yellow to shine a light on a problem on our roads.

National

National

'Stupidity On Roads': Police Slam Drivers After Passengers Found In Boot And Roof Of Cars

2 min read

NSW Police say they've been left 'bewildered' by careless and risk-taking drivers in just the first two days of long-weekend road operations.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Exclusive Look At Major Crash Unit As Police Plead For Drivers To Take Care Over Easter

1 min read

Police are pleading with drivers to take extra care when they get behind the wheel, with the Easter long weekend one of the most dangerous of the year.

National

National

The Traffic Hot Spots To Avoid This Easter Long Weekend

4 min read

The Easter long weekend is one of the busiest periods on Australia roads, and authorities warn this year will be no different.

National

National

The Roundabout Rule We've All Gotten Wrong

2 min read

Do you actually know who has the right of way at a roundabout?

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum Gives Birth To Twins A Month After Delivering A Baby Boy

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

More Than Half Of Drivers Don't See Cyclists As 'Human', Study Claims

2 min read

A new Australian study has shed light on why some people are aggressive towards cyclists on the roads -- and it might be the harshest insult yet. 

Crime

Crime

This Driver Covered Their Windscreen In Stikeez And Police Are Not Amused

1 min read

Police have had to remind drivers of the road rules after finding a car with its windscreen covered in the Stikeez promotional toys from Coles.

National

National

How A Dirty Number Plate Can Cost You More Than $400

2 min read

Here is $448 worth of reasons to remember to clean your car.

National

National

These Are The Signs You're A Terrible Driver

1 min read

There's now a hashtag to shame all those terrible drivers out there, and we've collected some of the best/worst videos.

National

National

Is This Australia's Most Confusing Road Rule Yet?

1 min read

Drivers have been left baffled by one of the most bizarre merging rules.

National

National

This Anti-Hoon Road Coating Literally Shreds Tyres Of Speeding Cars

2 min read

Hoons who speed or perform burnouts could have their tyres ruined by a new surface to be applied to roads.

National

National

Another Overhead Sign Has Fallen On A Melbourne Freeway

1 min read

Less than two months after a Melbourne driver was lucky to escape major injury when a giant road sign fell and crushed her car, another sign has fallen on the same busy freeway.

News

News

Hero Truckie Pulls Toddler From Wreckage After Three-Car Smash

1 min read

Truck driver Dave Lynch is being hailed as a hero after pulling a toddler from a wreckage after a three-car crash in Victoria.

Crime

Crime

Road Rage Rampage: Man's Skull Fractured After Alleged Hammer Attack

1 min read

A 65-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was allegedly attacked during a road rage incident.

National

National

Some Of The Most Expensive Child Seats Found To Be The Least Safe

2 min read

Parents who are spending more on car restraints in a bid to ensure their child's safety could be wasting their money, according to new safety tests conducted by the NRMA.

National

National

Giant Road Sign Collapses Onto Car On Freeway

1 min read

A giant road sign has fallen and crushed a car on one of Melbourne's busiest freeways, leaving the driver lucky to escape major injury. 

National

National

'Heartening': Record Low Serious Injuries On Roads

2 min read

Police have praised road users for the biggest reduction in road death toll in five years, but said there is still a long way to.

News

News

Sudden Scent of Roses Can Reduce The Number Of Car Accidents

2 min read

There is now a scientific reason to stop and smell the roses or in this case, smell the roses and safely stop your car.

Crime

Crime

Valet Blows Over The Limit After Crashing Car At Work

1 min read

A hotel valet has been charged after crashing a car he was moving while on duty.

National

National

There's A Push For Distracted Pedestrians To Be Fined $200

2 min read

Texting while crossing the road could soon land you in hot water.

National

National

The Not-So Squeaky-Clean World Of Roadside Windscreen Washers

3 min read

Allegations of intimidation and harassment in one city has prompted police to stamp out "aggressive" and illegal behaviour.

Features

Features

Cameron Frewer’s Legacy

2 min read

One in five Aussie drivers admit to making cyclists the target of road rage. But the tragic death of bike safety campaigner Cameron Frewer has shone a light on everything that’s wrong with our roads.

National

National

Calls For Doctors To Dob In Risky Older Drivers

2 min read

Victoria's new traffic police boss wants to see doctors "dob in" elderly drivers who need further safety testing and evaluation, in a bid to cut the number of crashes on state roads.

News

News

Crash Victim's Dad Makes Emotional Plea On World Remembrance Day

2 min read

As the world commemorates the 1.25 million lives lost to car accidents, the father of a crash victim has made a desperate plea to the Australian public.

National

National

The Age Of Your Car Could Save Your Life

3 min read

Meet Anne and Michael: two strangers who drive along the same road every day.

News

News

ACCC Wants 12,000 Car Regos Cancelled If Faulty Takata Airbags Not Fixed

2 min read

Anyone driving around in a car with with the deadly airbags still fitted is now on notice.

National

National

Calls For Bike Helmet Rules To Be Relaxed

3 min read

Australia's largest cycling lobby has called for mandatory helmet laws to be relaxed so riders aren't forced to wear protective equipment in all locations.

News

News

Drowsy Drivers Set To Get A Wake-Up Call

1 min read

Eye-tracking software trialled to help fight fatigue

Crime

Crime

'Child Seat' Slammed By Police For Lack Of Safety

1 min read

Shocking photos of an almost unrestrained child lying flat on its back have earned the ire of the NSW Police.

National

National

Demerit Point Increase For Using Your Mobile Phone While Driving

2 min read

If you're caught during double demerits, you'll lose 10 points.