Australia's rapid rate of population growth is the only thing that has stopped the country from reaching 'peak car', the point at which traffic volumes on the roads begin to fall, a new report suggests.
Transport Reporter for The Age
Poor cost analysis by Australian governments when announcing large transport projects has led to a $28 billion blowout since 2000, an analysis by the Grattan Institute has found.
Any large heavy vehicle caught driving 15km/h or more above the speed limit would be hauled off the road on-the-spot under tough new laws proposed to take on rogue truck operators who deliberately speed to gain a competitive edge.
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To reduce the road toll, alcohol interlocks should be fitted to every vehicle in Australia, requiring all drivers to breathe into the anti-drink driving device before turning the ignition, a report finds.
The sluggish start time also means some V/Line services leave Southern Cross Station almost an hour before the first Metro train of the day arrives
Parents who drive with young children in the back seat spend an average 18 per cent of driving time with their eyes off the road, researchers have found.