Safety News

Lane Filtering

Thursday, 26 November 2015
Lane filtering can be quite difficult to understand. Watch this video from Queensland Transport and Main Roads to find out about lane filtering rules that apply to motorcycle riders in Queensland and how to keep safe while doing it.

 

Kia celebrates the spirit of the American road trip at 2015 SEMA Show

Thursday, 5 November 2015
  • Four all-new Kia concept vehicles debut
  • Trailster electric hybrid AWD concept makes first appearance at SEMA
  • Fun and functional Ballast Point Sedona returns to serve showgoers


 

Picanto bound for Australia

Monday, 17 August 2015
Kia’s newest “baby” joins the Aussie family
Following an extended gestation, Kia’s baby Picanto is being prepared to join the Aussie family by early next year.

 

Kia Motors posts global sales of 241,275 vehicles in June

Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Kia Motors Corporation has announced its June 2015 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 241,275 units sold. 

 

Major upgrade for Kia cee’d with new look, new engines and improved dynamics

Monday, 29 June 2015
(SEOUL) June 26, 2015 – Kia has today announced details of a comprehensive upgrade to its increasingly popular Kia cee’d, a model that has provided the foundation for Kia’s continuing success in Europe over recent years.

 

Kia Motors earns best-ever ranking in 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Kia Sorento and Soul awarded for highest scores in compact multi-purpose vehicle and midsize SUV segments as five other Kia models rank among top three in their respective categories.




 

Australian 5 star trends and benefits presented at global vehicle safety conference

Thursday, 11 June 2015
During 2015 it is estimated that around 40% of annual kilometres travelled will be in 5 star cars. 

 

Kia Motors posts global sales of 252,770 vehicles in May

Thursday, 11 June 2015
Kia records year-on-year sales growth in Korea (10.4%) and North America (2.6%) in May

 

Refined Sorento lifts the bar

Friday, 5 June 2015
Next generation SUV pushes all the right buttons

 

New Kia Sorento launches with 5 star safety

Thursday, 4 June 2015
Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety organisation, ANCAP, has today published the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the new Kia Sorento.

 

New Car Assessment Programmes worldwide leaders in reducing road trauma

Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP), the overarching vehicle safety advocacy body, today expressed its disappointment in recent media coverage across Australia which criticises the vital work undertaken by the national consumer information organisation, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

 

Suncorp Insurance Encourages Queenslanders to Drive Safely on Fatality Free Friday

Thursday, 28 May 2015
Queenslanders are being encouraged to ‘take the pledge’ and drive safely tomorrow for Fatality Free Friday, as it is revealed by Suncorp Insurance that 17 per cent of crashes in 2014 happened on the last day of the working week.

 

Profiling our worst speeding offenders: CARRS-Q study

Thursday, 21 May 2015
Drivers who excessively and regularly speed are also more likely to break other laws with a QUT study revealing more than 55 per cent of repeat high-range speeding offenders have a criminal history.

 

Study confirms effectiveness of Autonomous Emergency Braking

Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Australasia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP, today announced findings of a study into the effectiveness of low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in reducing rear-end crashes.

 

Kia Motors posts global sales of 252,528 vehicles in April

Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Kia records year-on-year sales growth in Korea (10.4%) and China (5.8%) in April

 

Kia supports Road Safety initiative

Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Kia Motors Australia has joined forces with Driver Safety Australia and Australian Road Safety Foundation to become a partner in the annual Fatality Free Friday road safety campaign.

 

All-new Kia Sorento receives NHTSA 5-Star safety rating

Monday, 27 April 2015
Kia’s all-new Sorento SUV earns NHTSA’s highest rating*
Sorento’s extensive use of advanced high strength steel makes Kia’s largest SUV stiffer and more durable than ever
2016 Sorento combines a strong base with additional design improvements to reduce NVH and provide a comfortable and quiet interior environment



 

Russell White Talks Motoring on Radio 4BC

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Russell White, Managing Director of Driver Safety Australia, joins Clare Blake on the afternoon show at 4BC each week to talk all things motoring and life on the road.

 

Kia Motors global sales rise by 3.0 percent in March

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Kia records year-on-year sales growth in China (11.3%), Korea (8.5%) and North America (7.9%) in March


 

Canstar Blue Highlights Tyre Safety

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Australian motorists are putting lives at risk by driving on unsafe tyres.

 

Double win for Kia in the 2015 Red Dot design awards

Thursday, 2 April 2015
The Kia Motors design team has swept the board yet again in the annual Red Dot Awards, picking up two ‘Red Dots’ for the outstanding product design of the Kia Soul EV and all-new Kia Sorento SUV.

 

All-new 2016 Optima midsize sedan makes global debut at the New York International Auto Show

Thursday, 2 April 2015
Kia’s best-selling nameplate in US is passionately designed and obsessively crafted with European styling, a refined premium interior and significant ride and handling improvements.

 

Seoul world premiere for fastback Kia Novo concept car

Thursday, 2 April 2015
Kia Motors unveiled its latest concept car – the Kia Novo – today at the Seoul Motor Show 2015. 

 

Global NCAP calls for all new cars to meet basic universal standards

Friday, 13 March 2015
International vehicle safety advocate, Global NCAP, has today issued a landmark report calling on manufacturers to democratise safety for all cars worldwide.

 

Design overview: The Kia SPORTSPACE Concept

Monday, 2 March 2015
This is a concept that is extracting the maximum from life at its heart.

 

Sporty Kia cee’d GT Line launched with new engine and dual-clutch transmission

Monday, 2 March 2015
GT Line models blend the looks of the sporty cee’d GT and versatility of the conventional cee’d, inside and out.

 

IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating for new Kia Sorento

Friday, 27 February 2015
Third-generation Kia Sorento qualifies for ‘Top Safety Pick’ rating in tough US crash safety tests

 

Kia Sorento claims OzRoamer COTY award

Monday, 23 February 2015
Stylish SUV becomes a two-time winner
Kia’s multi-award winning Sorento has added yet another piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet, with the Platinum CRDi winning the OzRoamer magazine award for best 7-seat SUV Under $60,000.

 

NSW Police astounded more than 600 drivers caught speeding in school zones - Operation Compliance

Monday, 23 February 2015
Even with prior warning of a one-day, state-wide blitz, NSW Police are astounded more than 600 motorists were caught speeding in school zones on the 11th February.

 

Kia SPORTSPACE concept to be unveiled at Geneva

Friday, 20 February 2015
Kia Motors Europe will unveil an innovative new concept, the Kia SPORTSPACE, at the 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.

 

Kia Motors America storms into Chicago with electric all-wheel-drive Trail’ster concept

Tuesday, 17 February 2015
With its bold design, fully retractable canvas roof and smartly integrated electric all-wheel-drive system, the turbocharged Trail’ster takes Kia’s iconic Soul to a new level of expression, efficiency and capability.

 

Kia to reveal new Picanto at 2015 Geneva Show

Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Updated exterior and interior design with new customisation options
New premium features include cruise control and touchscreen infotainment
Updates to 1.0-litre petrol engine and reduced stopping distance
On sale across Europe by the end of Q1 2015

 

Pierce Brosnan makes the “Perfect Getaway” in the All-New 2016 Sorento during KIA Motors’ Super Bowl Commercial

Monday, 2 February 2015
Pierce Brosnan, known worldwide for his sophisticated movie hero roles, again makes the “Perfect Getaway” in Kia Motors America’s (KMA) 60-second spot for the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento CUV.

 

‘X-Men’ inspired Kia Sorento to debut at the Australian Open 2015

Friday, 19 December 2014
Striking ’Kia X-Car’ produced in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

 

7 Secrets to Successful Car Insurance Claims

Monday, 10 November 2014
Here are seven secrets to successful claims, so Aussie drivers don’t find themselves off the roads and out of pocket!

 

Double for Kia in Gold Star Cars

Monday, 10 November 2014
Kia’s quality and value has caught the judges’ eye with a double Gold Medal result in Wheels magazine’s prestigious Gold Star Value Awards.

 

Truckies, posties and warehouse workers top the list of Australia’s most dangerous jobs

Monday, 10 November 2014
Transport and storage industry recorded highest number of deaths out of all industries
Health and community services workers were injured more than any other industry
Some jobs more dangerous than expected: workers urged to take care and prepare for the worst



 

KIa Customers Hit the Jackpot

Monday, 13 October 2014
Kia Motors Australia customers have hit the 7-7-7 jackpot with the announcement today of an industry leading package that sets a new standard for customer care in the Australian automotive landscape.

 

Study Finds Siri Not So Safe

Friday, 10 October 2014
While three out of four drivers believe that hands free technology is safe to use in a vehicle, a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found the opposite:  The risk of distraction to drivers utilising voice-activated systems is among the highest of all technologies tested, with Siri falling into the highest risk category.


 

Head-Up Displays Find Their Way

Monday, 1 September 2014
Continental's head-up display can mark objects directly in the driver's field of vision.

 

Top safety ratings for VW Polo, Lexus CT200h and Lexus IS

Monday, 25 August 2014
The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings have today been released with 5 stars awarded to the Volkswagen Polo and two Lexus models - the CT200h and IS.

 

The Impact of Texting

Wednesday, 20 August 2014
A recent news article highlighted the dangers of texting and driving. It also featured several very personal stories from emergency services and the families left behind.

 

E-Petition for Driver Education

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Queensland Parliament have released an E-Petition around Driver Education

 

Bold Styling for New Sorrento

Friday, 1 August 2014
The all-new third generation Kia Sorento will be unveiled in Korea next month, featuring bold, swept-back exterior styling.


 

Vehicle Safety Program Recognised by HRH Prince Michael of Kent

Monday, 12 May 2014
Australasia's independent vehicle crash test program, ANCAP, has been recognised as a major force in improving vehicle safety, awarded the 2014 Global NCAP Consumer Champion Award presented by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent.


 

Crash Test Organisations from Around the World to Meet in Melbourne on 5 May

Thursday, 8 May 2014
Marking the third anniversary of the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) will host the 2014 Global NCAP Forum in Melbourne on Monday, 5 May 2014.

 

Queensland Leads on Cycle Safety

Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Queensland will provide the safest environment for road cyclists becoming the first state to introduce a minimum distance for passing cyclists.

 

The Importance of ESC Clear in New Findings

Tuesday, 25 March 2014
The Tata Xenon, a recent entrant to the market, has received a poor 2 star ANCAP safety rating due to the lack of electronic stability control.


 

Vehicle Incidents - A Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths

Thursday, 6 March 2014
Recent statistics show that vehicle incidents and being hit by objects were the most common causes of workplace deaths in the first half of 2013.


 

Suncorp Insurance Research Finds Driver Discourtesy Rife in Queensland

Thursday, 6 March 2014
Research released today by Suncorp Insurance shows that while Queenslanders might live in the ‘Sunshine State’, that sunny disposition has not transferred onto our roads.

 

Driver Distraction: From a UK Perspective

Thursday, 13 February 2014
UK survey finds four out of ten drivers not concentrating…..Are we doing any better in Australia?

 

Kia Lifts Again Among 5 Star Performers

Tuesday, 19 November 2013
ANCAP today released 5 star safety ratings for the Kia Rondo, the Mazda6 and the Renault Clio, providing more safe choices for new car buyers across the market.

 

Children Prove to be a Major Driver Distraction

Thursday, 17 October 2013
Monash University researchers have found children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a mobile phone while at the wheel.

 

Australia's First Telematics Based Car Insurance

Thursday, 17 October 2013
IntelliTrac, Australia’s leading telematics provider, has partnered with Insurance Box in Australia’s first telematics car insurance system.

 

Monash Uni to Research Work-Related Road Traffic Injuries

Thursday, 17 October 2013
Over the next three years, Monash University will research workplace behaviours of Victorian and New South Wales organisations in a bid to crack down on road traffic injuries and promote a culture of safe driving at work. 

 

All-New Kia Rondo (Carens) wins Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

Thursday, 26 September 2013
The all-new Kia Carens (Rondo in Australia) compact MPV has been awarded a maximum 5-Star safety rating by Europe’s leading road safety organisation, Euro NCAP.



 

Driver Distraction Fast Becoming the Most Prevalent Road Risk

Thursday, 26 September 2013
With Australia’s yearly road toll tragically up 15.9% compared to this time last year , road safety advocates are imploring drivers to consider the real cost of distracted driving.

 

Chain of Responsibility Intensifies

Friday, 23 August 2013
Targeted operations to curb poor safety practises in the trucking industry supply chain are underway placing a spotlight on the chain of responsibility.

 

Older Not Wiser

Monday, 24 June 2013
Alarming new research prompts road safety experts to lobby for driver simulator centres nationwide.

 

Northstar Powers Driversafety

Monday, 17 June 2013
Driversafety.com.au is proud to announce the Northstar Motor Group as its official vehicle partner for 2013.

 

Hologram road signs that ‘pulse’ at drivers

Monday, 17 June 2013
A British student hopes his new hologram road signs which ‘pulse’ at drivers will lead to a revolution in the way motorists are given information on the roads.

 

Volvo Reveals World-First Cyclist Detection System

Tuesday, 5 March 2013
The Volvo Car Group has revealed its World-First Cyclist Detection System at the Geneva Motorshow.

 

Gen Ys Take Shoes Over Safety

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Great shoes shame about the tyres: 1 in 3 Gen Ys would spend more on ‘great shoes’ than ‘great tyres’ according to customer satisfaction data.

 

CARMA Christmas Checklist drives the importance of road safety

Friday, 14 December 2012
Leading advocates from the CARMA road safety initiative are imploring drivers to take responsibility for this year’s road toll, to drive safely and with caution, and unite in a national call to action to prevent any more families from losing loved ones on the roads at Christmas time.

 

5 Star Safety Leads the Way this Christmas

Monday, 10 December 2012
Car buyers have even more choice this festive season with ANCAP today releasing 5 star safety ratings for the Kia Sorento, Infiniti FX, Hyundai Santa Fe, Mitsubishi Outlander and Citroen DS4.

 

Airbags Proven Again to Save Lives

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
New research validates the effectiveness of airbags in protecting vehicle occupants from death and serious injury.

 

Safety Rating to Determine Insurance & Finance

Thursday, 25 October 2012
ANCAP commends the announcement by the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (RAC WA) to only insure or finance cars which have been rated by ANCAP and awarded an ANCAP safety rating of either 4 or 5 stars.

 

Aussie Adults Lack Basic Road Safety Know How

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
New Road Safety Report reveales that many Australian adults are failing to apply basic road safety measures with nearly a quarter (22%) of drivers reporting they’d allow children under their supervision to travel in a car unrestrained.

 

Australasia’s Next Electric Car Achieves Top Safety Rating

Thursday, 30 August 2012
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced ANCAP safety ratings for a range of small to medium vehicles including Australasia’s next electric-powered car - the Holden Volt.

 

Record-Breaking Safety Rating for All-New Volvo V40

Thursday, 30 August 2012
The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.

 

US Companies being sued for Drivers who cause Accidents whilst on the Phone

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
US Companies being sued for Drivers who cause Accidents whilst on the Phone

What happens in the United States usually reaches the UK, and with companies being sued for the “distracted driving” of their employees, it won’t be long before blanket bans for the use of mobile phones will be a feature of many UK driving policies.
 

 

Airbag for Seat Belts

Thursday, 26 July 2012
Mercedes-Benz has released the inflatable seat-belt strap. The innovation in airbag technology  is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear in a head-on collision by lessening the strain placed on the ribcage.

 

Volvo Tackles Changes in Driver Behaviour with New Safety Systems

Friday, 13 July 2012
By developing several new high-tech safety solutions, Volvo Car Corporation is taking a major step toward its 2020 goal that nobody should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.

 

Stellar Safety for New Colorado, i30 and BRZ.

Friday, 13 July 2012
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today congratulated the stellar achievements of the Holden Colorado, Hyundai i30 and Subaru BRZ - each achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating in the most recent round of crash testing.

 

Vehicle Safety Requirements Rise for 2017

Friday, 22 June 2012
Australasia’s independent New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has today released its vehicle safety rating requirements for 2017

 

Autonomous Emergency Braking on the Way

Saturday, 16 June 2012
Euro NCAP today publishes the results of its survey on the availability of Autonomous Emergency Braking systems in Europe and reveals that the assessment programme will include AEB technologies in its star rating from 2014.

 

Safety Ranks Highly Across New Releases

Saturday, 16 June 2012
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today announced more good news for consumers with the Mazda CX-5, Honda Civic Hatch and BMW 3 Series all awarded maximum 5 star ANCAP safety ratings.

 

Parents Move to Booster Seats Too Early

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
A CARRS-Q evaluation of the recent changes to car child restraint laws has found almost a quarter of children up to seven years of age weren't wearing the right type of restraint for their age.

 

Volvo's Road Train Project Debuts on Public Roads

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Volvo Car Corporation's vehicle platoon project has successfully completed its first test on a public motorway among other road users.

 

BHP Billiton Announces 5 Fleet Policy

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) today applauded the announcement by multi-national resources company, BHP Billiton, to introduce a 5 star NCAP safety rating requirement across its worldwide vehicle fleet.

 

Holden Crushes Cars for Safety

Friday, 4 May 2012
Holden has donated 70 cars to the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) to help hone the emergency response skills of hundreds of road rescue workers from around the world taking part in the annual training event.

 

Spread of Safety Ratings Across Marques

Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Australasia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has just released the crash test ratings for five marques. How safe is your car?

 

Research Reveals Alarming Rates of Sleep Apnea in Australian Truck Drivers

Monday, 2 April 2012
Released in the Journal of SLEEP, an Australian research study has found that 41per cent of commercial truck drivers have obstructive sleep apnoea and of those 16 per cent are categorised as being severe.

 

Behind the Wheel Interview Russell White

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
We talk a lot about driver distraction on Behind the Wheel and with good reason – as many as a quarter of all accidents are caused by driver distraction.

 

Governments shift to pro driver training

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Founder of Driversafety.com.au Russell White says he’s delighted to see governments start to acknowledge that professional driver training saves lives.

 

Carma Road Safety Campaign Launched for Year 11 and 12 Students

Monday, 26 March 2012
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale joined road safety expert Russell White and V8 Supercar legend Russell Ingall to officially launch the CARMA school education program at Ipswich State High School.

 

Seatbelt Reminder Systems

Monday, 12 March 2012
Government announces that it will mandate seatbelt reminder systems for the driver's seat of all new passenger cars, passenger vans and sports utility vehicles.

 

Remote Control Parking

Thursday, 16 February 2012
Using a smartphone to park your car by remote control sounds like something from the latest James Bond movie, but believe it or not this technology could be available on your next new car. Now pay attention 007.......

 

Multi-tasking behind the wheel

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Life is so hectic that it seems we're expected to be able to do more than one thing at a time. This "multi-tasking" culture continues when we get behind the wheel and that's a big problem.



 

Drive safely this Christmas

Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Australian Road Safety Foundation says that most traffic incidents are preventable and all drivers must take responsibility for our road toll. It urges all road users to focus on driving everyday of the year, not just during the festive season.

 

Australian Road Safety Awards Winners Announced

Thursday, 8 December 2011
The winners of the inaugural 2011 Australian Road Safety Awards  presented by Caltex were announced tonight during the National Final and Gala Dinner held in Sydney.

 

Australians urged to stay safe this Christmas

Thursday, 8 December 2011
The National Transport Commission (NTC) has today encouraged all road users to keep the festive spirit alive by staying safe on our roads this Christmas.

 

Ultimate Crash Test

Thursday, 27 October 2011
The team from the British TV Show Fifth Gear, wanted to see what happens when you crash a car travelling at more than 190km/h into a solid concrete barrier.

 

New study says texting doubles a driver’s reaction time

Friday, 14 October 2011
Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University have determined that a driver’s reaction time is doubled when distracted by reading or sending a text message.

 

Cars at Fault in 82% of Fatal Crashes with Trucks

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Car (non-truck) drivers are at fault in 8 out of 10 fatal accidents that involve a truck and another vehicle, according to the latest study into serious truck accidents by the National Transport Insurance (NTI) accident research centre.



 

Australians Find Driving to Work More Stressful Than Being at Work

Monday, 5 September 2011
A survey commissioned by Renault Australia has revealed that 83 per cent of Australian drivers find driving to work more stressful than being at work. This statistic rises to 90 per cent for those who commute more than one hour each day.

 

Cars Making Noise - To Save Lives

Monday, 5 September 2011
With more electric and hybrid cars on the roads, there is clear evidence that these silent cars put pedestrians at risk as there is no audible warning of their approach. But Lotus have a plan to make these silent cars produce noise to warn pedestrians of their presence.

 

New workplace driver training system to save money and lives

Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Arguably, driving is the most dangerous work-related activity performed by most people in Australia. Queensland-based company Driver Safety.com.au this week will launch an online risk assessment tool providing employers with an efficient and effective means of assessing their drivers’ behaviours and level of risk on the road.

 

Self-Repairing Tyre Unveiled

Monday, 8 August 2011
Getting a flat tyre can not only be inconvenient but it can also be very dangerous. But thanks to a breakthrough tyre technology,  the punctured tyre could soon become a thing of the past.      

 

Redland City Council lead the way in workplace driver safety

Friday, 5 August 2011
Redland City Council’s commitment to safe operations and safe-driving will be further enhanced with the launch of a driver safety program that could eventually be targeted at up to 1,100 Council employees.


 

Vodafone Drive Day

Friday, 5 August 2011
The Vodafone drive day was recently hosted at the Holden Driving Centre. The day saw both Vodafone staff and clients take to the track for a day filled with exciting driving activities. Activities included Go karting , 4X4 courses, reversing challenges, lane changing activities as well as the ultimate V8 driving experience which allowed participants to drive upfront with the famous Vodafone triple eight racing team.

 

Local 4BC listeners take on driving experiment

Friday, 5 August 2011
Three enthusiastic 4BC local listeners volunteered to be a part of an age assessment driving experiment. Toni (23), Anne (44) and James (77) all participated in a half day driving assessment course which took place at the DriverSafety.com.au office. 

 

Corporates key to reducing Australia’s road toll

Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Australia’s prospects of further cutting the number of deaths and injuries on the national road network would be greatly enhanced by businesses taking action on road safety within and beyond their workplaces.

 

Volvo's City Safety System Cuts Low Speed Crashes

Saturday, 23 July 2011
A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has found Volvo's city Safety System is preventing about a quarter of the common low-speed crashes that happen in everyday commuter traffic.

 

Korean Car Designers Take Out Ferrari Design Award

Wednesday, 20 July 2011
A team of budding car designers from South Korea’s Hongik University has beaten students from two of the world’s leading car design universities in Europe to win the 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest.

 

New Road Sign Technology Critical

Wednesday, 29 June 2011
The two heavyweights in road and car safety, EuroRAP and Euro NCAP, have joined forces to call on the motor industry and the highways sector to work together to ensure that technologies now available in the showroom reach their potential of saving thousands of lives.

 

Blindspot Ratings Revealed

Monday, 20 June 2011
Many drivers could unknowingly be “driving blind” according to the results of visibility testing of new vehicles by RACV.

 

Global Colour Preferences Reveal Customer Tastes

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Studies of European and US customers reveal colour trends by market: Both regions remain loyal to traditional core colours. Colour preferences for Australians shaped predominantly by two aspects – climate and culture.

 

New Australian Road Safety Awards Launched

Monday, 16 May 2011
Supporting the worldwide launch of the United Nations-declared “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020”, the Fatality Free Friday Road Safety Foundation has announced a new initiative – the launch of the Australian Road Safety Awards.

 

Future Drivers Make a Stand for Road Safety

Monday, 16 May 2011
Representing the number of deaths on Queensland roads in 2010, 249 senior Springfield College students gathered to mark the official launch of the United Nations’ (UN) first ever “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020”.

 

Politeness Not Dead On Australian Roads

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
A new University of Queensland (UQ) study has found evidence of widespread altruism in Australian society through a study of driving behaviour in Brisbane, Australia.

 

Ferrari 458 Italia 2011 World Performance Car of the Year

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
The Ferrari 458 Italia has been elected 2011 World Performance Car of the Year by a jury of the world’s leading motoring writers.

 

Calling All Learner Drivers

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Learner drivers throughout Australia are encouraged to participate in the World’s Largest Driving Lesson on Wednesday 4 May to not only improve their driving skills, but to help set the world record and raise awareness about road safety.

 

Road Crash Injury Rates Rise

Friday, 1 April 2011
A new report has revealed that the number of Australians seriously injured in road traffic crashes is on the rise.

 

Australia First For Subaru Eyesight

Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Subaru will launch its third-generation safety system, EyeSightTM, in Australia later this year, becoming the first overseas market for the advanced technology, which has already achieved major sales success in Japan.

 

South Australia Gets Stars on Cars

Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Safety rating stickers will be placed on cars at dealerships across South Australia in a new move aimed at bringing down the road toll.

 

Rising Figures Drive New Towing Course

Friday, 25 March 2011
Towing a trailer or caravan drastically increases the level of difficulty of driving, but now help is at hand. A new course provides skills on how to make towing safer, easier and a far more pleasant experience.

 

Telstra Launches M8 IT CAN W8

Thursday, 24 March 2011
Telstra has launched a new national driver safety education program to discourage drivers from the dangerous practice of texting behind the wheel. The campaign’s first goal was to encourage at least 50,000 Australians to commit to break their dangerous texting and driving habits by Fatality Free Friday on May 27.

 

Official Ferrari Opus

Thursday, 24 March 2011
Is this the world's most expensive book? The Official Ferrari Opus is certainly the most lavish, most valuable history of Ferrari that has ever been produced and you won't find it at your local book store.

 

Commuter Stress

Sunday, 20 February 2011
Feeling stressed when you're on the road. Well you're not alone. A new study has shown that the majority of Australians are stressed out by their daily commute.

 

Ferrari FF Revealed

Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Ferrari has released the first pictures of the new Ferrari FF in action in the frozen wastes of Finland.

 

EuroNCAP NAMES ALFA ROMEO’S GIULIETTA AS A SAFETY LEADER

Friday, 28 January 2011
EuroNCAP, the world’s leading independent car safety testing organisation, has named the Alfa Romeo Giulietta as the safest car in its category and the leading small car it tested in 2010.


 

A Ferrari That Can Tell If You're In The Mood

Friday, 21 January 2011
Imagine a car that can tell what mood you're in? Well hold on, it could be just around the corner.

 

New Research Shows Benefits of Simulator Training

Friday, 21 January 2011
A new Canadian study says older drivers would become better and safer by practicing in driving simulators.

 

Motorists Urged to Avoid Travel

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Queensland Main Roads Minister has pleaded with motorists to avoid all non-essential travel and warned that there are likely to be ongoing road closures in the South East region due to flooding.

 

Timely Christmas Warning to Slow Down

Friday, 17 December 2010
Speeding drivers admit they are more concerned about calculating the risk of being caught than the risk of being hurt.

 

Safety Urged When Operating Vehicles

Monday, 13 December 2010
Prosecutions by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have highlighted the importance of appropriate training and risk management in preventing injuries and fatalities.

 

Chain Of Responsibility Management Seminar

Thursday, 9 December 2010
Many Queensland businesses owners have no idea they’re personally liable for massive fines and potential jail terms if one of their employees or contractors breaches road safety practices.

The National Compliance and Enforcement legislation adopted by Queensland means all parties in a ‘transport chain’ have responsibility to ensure road safety through Chain Of Responsibility (COR) laws.


 

Speed Camera Lottery

Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Speed cameras have often been called a ‘flash for cash’ but a trial in Sweden is putting some of that cash into the hands of drivers who do the right thing.


 

Road Train Technology Tests Underway Before the End of 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010
It sounds like something out of Blade Runner, but our highways could soon have computer controlled auto pilot lanes.

 

Simulator practice would make perfect say parents

Monday, 1 November 2010
Parents of Australian teenagers say their learner drivers practice would become better and safer drivers if they learned basic driving techniques in a computer simulator than the roads.

 

New TAC project built to save lives

Monday, 1 November 2010
Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) will invest $50 million over four years to create a world-first Road Safety Experience Centre, state premier John Brumby announced last month.

 

International driver program makes a world of difference

Monday, 1 November 2010
DriverSafety.com.au has signed a contract with BP North America to deliver an International Familiarisation Driver Program for its Australian-bound employees.

 

Euro NCAP Reveals Today’s Best Safety Innovations

Monday, 4 October 2010
Euro NCAP has presented the first Euro NCAP Advanced rewards for safety innovation at this year's Paris Motor Show.

 

Airbag Anniversary

Monday, 27 September 2010
Airbags are a standard on many vehicles today – even the compact models – but it wasn’t always an easy road.

 

L-Plate Issues

Thursday, 23 September 2010
A number of recent media stories have highlighted some very alarming issues about learner drivers.

 

Star In A Reasonably Priced Simulator

Monday, 6 September 2010
Welcome to our picture gallery featuring 'stars in our reasonably priced simulator'.

This will be an occasionally updated feature with images and commentary from media, entertainment and sports celebrities who test their skills in the DriverSafety.com.au Australian Driver Simulator. The first in our gallery in V8 Supercar driver Jamie Whincup.

 

How much is too much?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010
The next time you're reaching for another beer or pour an extra glass of wine at the next barbecue do you know whether that's the drink that will put you over the limit?

 

Driving Simulator Hits The Road

Friday, 20 August 2010
Drivers around the country have the chance to get behind the wheel of the DriverSafety.com.au advanced driver simulator during it's first national roadshow.

 

Aussies speak out about their Top ‘gripes’ on our roads

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
A new national survey have lifted the lid on what stresses us out while driving. Almost all the drivers surveyed said they have experienced unsafe and potentially life-threatening behaviour on our roads.

 

CARMA Road Safety Program Launches

Monday, 16 August 2010
CARMA is aimed at improving motorists’ driving habits and reducing the country’s road toll through identifying common behaviours that contribute to incidents of road trauma.

 

Nissan Introduces New Technology Designed to Help Detect Moving Objects Around the Vehicle

Monday, 16 August 2010
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its new “Moving Object Detection” (MOD) driving assistance technology, which is designed to detect moving objects around the vehicle and alert the driver to their presence.

 

Nissan Introduces a New Technology Designed to Help Prevent Higher Speed Rear End Collisions

Monday, 16 August 2010
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its “Forward Collision Avoidance Assist Concept.” The new system has the capability of avoiding possible collisions at forward speeds of up to approximately 60kph, the highest speed ever for forward collision avoidance systems. 


 

‘Invisible’ children drive road safety home

Monday, 5 July 2010
How do you make a child invisible? Easy, just get behind the wheel of a car. Russell White explains just how dangerous reversing can be.

 

3pm is driving dead zone

Friday, 2 July 2010
Fatigue can kill at any time of day, says one of Australia’s leading driver trainers.

 

Blind To Danger

Friday, 2 July 2010
The majority of car drivers are putting themselves at risk of a collision and don’t even know it.

 

Why Driving Is A Pain The Neck

Friday, 2 July 2010
People who find driving a pain in the neck might need to blame their driving style, according one of Australia’s leading driver trainers.

 

Mercedes-Benz Initiative To Reduce Drowsiness At The Wheel

Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Mercedes- Benz has challenged other manufacturers to follow their example and aim to significantly reduce the number of fatique related crashes on the roads.

 

Townsville City Council Drives Road Safety Message Home

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Townsville City Council is taking the lead in road safety in north Queensland by introducing an innovative driver safety training program for council employees.

 


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