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The phrase “dangerous driving” typically brings to mind classic behaviours such as drink driving, speeding and all-round recklessness. However, people don’t often consider the dangers that lie within the car. In fact, distractions are actually one of the biggest causes of road accidents A recent report surveyed over 1,800 drivers and found that an enormous 70% of drivers admitting to participating in potentially...
Experts are making some big claims about the future impacts of driverless cars. Before they arrive, check out our comprehensive pros and cons list. The reality of autonomous cars may still be a way off, but they do seem to be an inevitable factor in our future transport systems. A survey conducted by Budget Direct Motor Insurance has revealed that...
Vehicles have become significantly faster and smarter over the last decade, and with these advancements has come the adoption of advanced car safety features. Even so, car accident statistics continue to be alarming. So, not surprisingly, the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety has put in place a global strategy to reduce fatalities and injuries by 50 per cent by 2020. Accordingly, we...
“For everything, there is a first time,” and when it comes to Star Trek Ships reimagined as cars, this is the first. From the impressive range of Star Trek TV series and movies, we’ve selected the ships fans talk about most and asked ourselves: What if these ships had four wheels? USS Defiant NX-74205 Defence meets aerodynamic design when it comes to...
There’s no better time for abroad road trip than the Christmas break. With summer in full swing, the warm, inviting weather is perfect for exploring our intriguing land. Whether you use your own vehicle or hire a car, you can plan a road trip for a weekend, a week or even longer. Here are a few top road trips around the country worth...
What is mindfulness and how can we apply it to our driving? Being mindful means purposefully paying attention, bringing our thoughts back to the present and self-regulating our minds toward conscious awareness, acceptance and curiosity. It’s all about keeping our attention in the ‘right now’ rather than in the past or future. It means waking up from the automatic pilot (unconscious thinking)...
There are approximately 13 million passenger vehicles in Australia, and every single one of them has the potential to cause catastrophic damage or even loss of life. The worst traffic accident in the history of Australia was the Kempsey bus crash, which occurred in late December in 1989 on the Pacific Highway, and involved the head-on collision of two coaches,...
Public and school holidays are high risk times on Australian roads. With more people out and about, there’s usually more traffic congestion, more fatigue and more driving in unfamiliar locations. Having a holiday is supposed to be about relaxing and having fun but it often ends up being a time when everyone rushes around. This frenetic pace can lead to...
The fact remains that there are a surprising number of people out there who give names to their vehicles – some flattering and noble, some insulting or incomprehensible. Maybe it has something to do with feeling a closer bond with your ride. After all, cars are an increasingly important part of our daily lives. There’s certainly no law against...
Transportation is a basic necessity, and if you own a car you would know that it can become a very expensive exercise. The purchase price, monthly repayments, insurance, fuel costs, maintenance and repairs soon add up, and if you neglect to look after your vehicle it can end up costing you more than you thought. Essentially car owners can expect...

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