Safety Tips

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.
 

Why Every Workplace Needs A Mobile Phone Policy

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The National Safety Council is proud to kick off Distracted Driving Awareness Month alongside each and every one of you. Too many people still think it’s safe to use hands-free devices behind the wheel. This year, we’re giving you more tools and resources so you can help educate yourself and others on why there is no safe way to use a cell phone and drive.
 

Calls Kill

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
There is no safe way to use a cell phone and drive, even hands-free, because the brain remains distracted by the cell phone conversation.
 

Are You Driving Blind?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Chances are you have a deadly habit. You might not even be aware of it. But the fact is, 76% of Queenslanders use their phones when driving. Luckily, you can do something about it. Check out the videos and get the facts. Share them with your friends. Help spread the word. Then, it's time to take action.
 

Are You As Dangerous As a Drunk Driver?

Friday, 10 April 2015
Chances are you have a deadly habit. You might not even be aware of it. But the fact is, 76% of Queenslanders use their phones when driving. Luckily, you can do something about it. Check out the videos and get the facts. Share them with your friends. Help spread the word. Then, it's time to take action.
 

Alcohol and Driving Don’t Mix

Thursday, 5 February 2015
In case you hadn’t realised yet, driving requires the person behind the wheel to be totally on the ball. It isn’t possible to be in this state if you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or a drug of some kind. 
 

Drive Safely This Christmas

Thursday, 18 December 2014
Tragically, 39 people died on Australian roads last Christmas (2013 – 2014). Driver Safety Australia is urging all drivers to travel safely and make this season’s road toll zero.
 

Intersections

Thursday, 15 May 2014
Intersections are a melting pot of different types of road users moving in different directions.  Whether the traffic flow is controlled by traffic signs or not, the potential for a collision should not be underestimated.
 

Airbags - A Supplementary Restraint System

Thursday, 13 February 2014
Airbags have certainly been a great leap forward in crash protection. However, it is important for drivers to be alert to the fact that airbags were designed to work in conjunction with the seatbelt to help reduce the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
 

Chilling Video Highlights Fatigue Danger

Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Dramatic footage shows a fatigued driver narrowly avoiding a head-on smash when he strayed on to the wrong side of a Pilbara highway.
 

Driving on the Sand

Friday, 27 September 2013
Driving on the sand is a great experience. However, it is important to remember a few key tips to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
 

Sharing the road with oversize vehicles

Monday, 17 June 2013
Obviously, we have to deal with a range of different size vehicles on the road. But some are bigger than others. So what do you need to know if you encounter an oversize vehicle?
 

Take the Long Way Around

Saturday, 15 December 2012
Walking the long way around to the drivers is a good idea. This simple drill allows you to check out the area around the vehicle and also mentally switch on to the job of driving.
 

Following Distance

Thursday, 13 September 2012
Study the data from any insurance company and you’ll see that the most common claims are for crashes where someone has run into the back of another vehicle.
 

Road Courtesy

Thursday, 26 July 2012
It is good to remind ourselves that we share the road with other people just like us.  Showing other road users a little courtesy could not only make our lives not only a little easier but safer as well.
 

Pay Attention in School Zones

Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Staying focused at school doesn’t just apply in the classroom. It also applies to the roads around school zones.
 

Road Rules

Tuesday, 8 May 2012
It doesn’t matter whether you agree with them or not, the rules are the rules and we all need to abide by them. This especially applies to the rules of the road.
 

Under the Bonnet

Tuesday, 3 April 2012
The modern car is a very reliable piece of machinery. They generally start every time and keep going as long as there is fuel in the tank. But this reliability has made people a little lazy when it comes to good maintenance.
 

Tyre Pressures

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Having the right pressure in your tyres is critical. Correct inflation will go a long way to extending their life and improving your safety.
 

Tyre Wear

Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Your car’s tyres are critical to the vehicle’s overall performance and to your safety. So you need to make sure that you look after them.
 

Seat Belts

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Wearing a properly adjusted seat belt reduces the risk of fatal or serious injury by up to 50%. But it seems that some people still don’t get the message.
 

Driving at Night

Friday, 9 December 2011
Driving at night has its own problems; clearly vision is the main issue. It does require the eyes to work harder as they constantly adjust to accommodate the changing light levels.
 

Dealing with Breakdowns

Wednesday, 2 November 2011
A vehicle breakdown is never pleasant, but there are some simple things you can do that will reduce the risks and help you cope with the situation. 
 

Cruise Control

Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Cruise Control systems have been around for many years and it’s one of the nicer things that we have at our disposal. But like everything it needs to be used correctly.
 

Checking the Lights

Monday, 8 August 2011
Your vehicle’s lights are critical so you need to make sure that the lighting system is always in top working order.
 

Head Rests

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Most people would view headrests being there just for comfort. However the humble headrest has a much more important role to play as a safety feature.
 

In the Rain

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Possibly the most challenging weather condition you’ll have to deal with is rain. Here's some simple tips to help make dealing with wet conditions a little easier and safer.
 

Dealing with Road Works

Friday, 1 July 2011
Road works present extra dangers, unfortunately many people don't understand just how risky these areas can be.
 

Avoiding Animal Collisions

Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Each year there are literally thousands of collisions involving motor vehicles and animals. These crashes result in considerable vehicle repair costs as well as injury and loss of life to both people and animals.
 

Towing Tips

Monday, 21 February 2011
Towing  requires a different skill set compared to normal driving. Unfortunately, many people underestimate these challenges and their consequences.
 

Intersections

Friday, 28 January 2011
Intersections are a melting pot of different types of road users moving different directions.  Whether the traffic flow is controlled by traffic signs or not, the potential for a collision should not be underestimated.
 

Pot Holes and Road Debris

Tuesday, 18 January 2011
As the flood waters subside and the clean up begins, the full impact on our roads and highways is revealed. The streets can be filled with all kinds of debris and massive potholes.So be on the lookout for these hazards.
 

Flooded Roads

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Driving in water of any depth is potentially very dangerous and preferably it should be avoided.
 

Pedestrian Safety

Monday, 6 December 2010
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users of us all and as motorists, we need to be on the look out for anyone on foot.
 

Shocking News About Shock Absorbers

Saturday, 16 October 2010
Just like brakes and tyres, shock absorbers don't last forever. The fact is that they will wear out gradually and become, imperceptibly, less effective.
 

Experience a Bonus on Australian Roads

Wednesday, 6 October 2010
New research shows that Baby Boomers can show Gen X and Y a thing or two about road safety.
 

Two Wheeled Vehicles

Thursday, 23 September 2010
As a road user, you need to be aware of all the vehicles around you. Especially those of the two wheel variety.  
 

Dealing with Trucks and Buses

Monday, 23 August 2010
In a crash, heavy transport vehicles can do a lot of damage very quickly; yet it’s amazing how little respect some car drivers treat them with.  Perhaps it’s simple ignorance about how very different bigger vehicles are.
 

Mid Afternoon Fatigue

Monday, 2 August 2010
Most people understand that it is dangerous to drive while tired. But what many people don’t realise is that driver fatigue can kill at any time of the day – not just in the middle of the night.
 

Dealing with Road Rage

Monday, 28 June 2010
Road Rage is a major road safety issue. But how you deal with it is your choice, so let's take a look at what you can do to help prevent these situations .
 

Looking After Your Tyres

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
No matter how good the car you’re driving is, the tyres are the only part of the car that is actually touching the road. Its overall performance ultimately comes down to the quality of the tyres and the amount of grip those four contact areas can provide.
 

Getting More Mileage For Your Money

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Whether you’re concerned for the environment or just for the health of your bank balance, there are many things you can do to save money on fuel and reduce the general wear and tear on your vehicle.
 

Dealing with Road Works

Friday, 11 June 2010
Ask most people about what causes them the most misery on the road and you can bet that road works would be towards the top of the list. However, road works are a necessary part of our driving life and a condition that you need to treat with great care. Here's some
 

Understanding ABS

Friday, 11 June 2010
Despite being around for more than twenty years and being a standard safety feature on nearly every new car, ABS brakes remain largely misunderstood. Let's look at ABS, how works and what it can do.
 


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