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'We must do better': Dismal road toll puts WA way off target

'We must do better': Dismal road toll puts WA way off target

172 people were killed in the 12 months to September compared to 166 deaths in the same period in 2017, an increase of 3.6 per cent.

  • by Hamish Hastie

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Children's car seats: Aussie solution to problem 50 per cent get wrong
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Children's car seats: Aussie solution to problem 50 per cent get wrong

In a major breakthrough, early results of research into correctly fitting children's car seats reduced errors by 27 per cent.

  • by Julie Power
Elderly woman rushed to hospital after crashing mobility scooter into wall

Elderly woman rushed to hospital after crashing mobility scooter into wall

An elderly woman has been rushed to hospital after crashing her mobility scooter into the wall of a Kalamunda shopfront on Wednesday. 

'Where is the outrage?': the issue Nelson Mandela urged his granddaughter to pursue
Roads

'Where is the outrage?': the issue Nelson Mandela urged his granddaughter to pursue

Progress on reducing deaths and injuries on the roads had stalled globally, a major safety conference in Bangkok has heard.

  • by Julie Power
Man hits truck head-on, suffers minor injuries on Bruce Highway
Crime

Man hits truck head-on, suffers minor injuries on Bruce Highway

Despite escaping serious injury, the driver has been charged after blowing four times the legal blood-alcohol limit.

  • by Toby Crockford
Two drivers, cyclist dead after horror morning on Queensland roads
Road safety

Two drivers, cyclist dead after horror morning on Queensland roads

The three separate incidents claimed four lives, including those of a mother and her 12-year-old daughter.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Fake number plates and unregistered vehicles cost taxpayers almost $20 million
Road safety

Fake number plates and unregistered vehicles cost taxpayers almost $20 million

Queensland Police Service figures show crashes involving unregistered vehicle have cost the state government more than $19 million in settlement payments in the past five years.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Queensland government to cancel registration for cars with recalled airbags
Cars

Queensland government to cancel registration for cars with recalled airbags

Up to 1200 Queensland vehicles still have Takata airbags, which have propelled small fragments into drivers and passengers in crashes.

  • by Toby Crockford
Police car flips onto its roof in Mirrabooka crash
Police

Police car flips onto its roof in Mirrabooka crash

Two police officers have been brought to hospital after their police car flipped onto its roof in a crash in Mirrabooka on Monday.

  • by staff writers
Two dogs killed, man rushed to hospital after Yallingup crash

Two dogs killed, man rushed to hospital after Yallingup crash

Two dogs have been killed and a man was rushed to hospital after a serious crash that split a car into several pieces in Yallingup on Sunday morning.

  • by staff writers
'It's so hard to resist': Confessions of a distracted driver
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Cars

'It's so hard to resist': Confessions of a distracted driver

While it is hard to resist the temptation of your mobile as you drive, the consequences for picking it up can be deadly serious.

  • by Julie Power