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Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road

Trucks to be banned from busy bayside road

Trucks to be banned along Beach Road between Port Melbourne and Mordialloc.

  • by Staff reporters

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Signs on two Melbourne roads removed after driver's near-miss
Road safety

Signs on two Melbourne roads removed after driver's near-miss

VicRoads removes three signs for closer inspection and further testing as it conducts a 'rigorous audit'.

  • by Kaitlyn Offer
Tributes flow for beloved mum, victim of alleged hit-and-run in Melbourne
Roads

Tributes flow for beloved mum, victim of alleged hit-and-run in Melbourne

Police are now appealing to the public for dashcam footage of the incident, where a silver Toyota Hilux struck a woman riding a motorcycle just after 4pm Friday. 

  • by Matilda Boseley
Shocking spectacle: 12 people found crammed in car during festive season crackdown
Roads

Shocking spectacle: 12 people found crammed in car during festive season crackdown

It was one of the more shocking spectacles police saw this festive season: 12 people, mostly children, were found crammed in a five-seater SUV.

Upgrade of busy intersection in city's south-east fast-tracked

Upgrade of busy intersection in city's south-east fast-tracked

An upgrade to a notoriously busy roundabout in Cranbourne has been brought forward by three years, as the government pushes ahead with promises to marginal seats.

  • by Anthony Colangelo
Victoria set to record lowest ever road toll, almost 20% less than 2017
Roads

Victoria set to record lowest ever road toll, almost 20% less than 2017

Initiatives like flexible barriers have driven a large drop in rural and regional road deaths, with this year's 211 fatalities 48 fewer than all of 2017.

  • by Craig Butt
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Supporters of jailed Montague Street bridge bus driver call for lighter sentence
Courts

Supporters of jailed Montague Street bridge bus driver call for lighter sentence

Supporters of a jailed Ballarat bus driver have rallied at the Montague Street Bridge in South Melbourne, calling for his sentence to be reduced.

  • by Craig Butt
'We didn't think it would be that bad': Bus driver's family rally support after 'unfair' sentence
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'We didn't think it would be that bad': Bus driver's family rally support after 'unfair' sentence

A petition and a rally for a Ballarat bus driver who crashed into the Montague Street bridge, injuring six passengers, is part of the family's legal battle.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Sending texts, daydreaming: What drivers are really doing behind the wheel
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Sending texts, daydreaming: What drivers are really doing behind the wheel

The study found 60 per cent of people read texts on their mobile phones while driving, while 88 per cent eat, drink or smoke behind the wheel.

  • by Timna Jacks
'Beautiful boys': Tributes flow for pair killed in Altona North crash
Roads

'Beautiful boys': Tributes flow for pair killed in Altona North crash

Local sport and motoring enthusiast communities have rallied behind the loved ones of two men killed at the weekend. 

  • by Simone Fox Koob
'Beautiful boys': Childhood friends die after car veers from freeway into water
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'Beautiful boys': Childhood friends die after car veers from freeway into water

Two childhood friends died in each other's arms after their luxury car swerved off a freeway ramp into water in Melbourne's west on Saturday night.

  • by Nicole Precel, Benjamin Millar & Goya Dmytryshchak