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'If you make a mistake as you are cornering, should you die for that minor infringement?'

'If you make a mistake as you are cornering, should you die for that minor infringement?'

Experts say the strong focus on road fatalities in media coverage and policy is distracting from a bigger and tougher problem.

  • by Julie Power

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Half of all serious injuries on the road not recorded
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Half of all serious injuries on the road not recorded

Serious injuries on our roads have been grossly undercounted, with up to 80 per cent of cyclists and more than half of motorbike riders who suffered serious injuries not recorded in official reports.

  • by Nigel Gladstone
Driver caught four times the legal limit after crash
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Driver caught four times the legal limit after crash

The 21-year-old woman who allegedly collided with another vehicle will face court charged with drink driving.

Police could grind speeding cars to a halt remotely by watching on CCTV
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Police could grind speeding cars to a halt remotely by watching on CCTV

Queensland is leading a national push which will consider whether new cars should be fitted with remote vehicle immobilisers.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Warnings to motorists of speed cameras 'limits deterrence factor'
Road safety

Warnings to motorists of speed cameras 'limits deterrence factor'

The Auditor-General has found there is limited evidence that mobile speed cameras are resulting in a change in driver behaviour across the state's road network.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan
Temporary road closures on Northbourne Avenue
Canberra

Temporary road closures on Northbourne Avenue

Roadside signage will be in place to alert motorists to work.

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ACT government scraps plans for controversial P-plater curfew
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ACT government scraps plans for controversial P-plater curfew

Provisional licence holders will instead be restricted to carrying one "peer-aged passenger" between 11pm and 5am.

  • by Dan Jervis-Bardy
'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving
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'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving

The automotive industry will review its advertising code after complaints that some car ads promote dangerous driving.

  • by Julie Power
Queensland speeding fine revenue to increase by 47 per cent
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Queensland speeding fine revenue to increase by 47 per cent

An increase in hours police can use speed cameras and extra devices mean Queenslanders are expected to be slapped with more fines.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
'I feel anxious about moving safely': The dangers of silent, electric cars
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'I feel anxious about moving safely': The dangers of silent, electric cars

Chris Edwards can't see cars approaching him, but he can usually hear them. Electric cars, however, are silent and this poses a new problem.

  • by Timna Jacks
School's back ... and Perth's speeding drivers are on the radar
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School's back ... and Perth's speeding drivers are on the radar

Senior traffic police say they are concerned at the rate of drivers who continue to speed through WA school zones.

  • by Phil Hickey