While the road toll has come down over the decades, it’s largely a result of fewer car occupants dying. Pedestrian deaths have barely changed for a decade, but they remain a road safety blind spot.
The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.
This is Noojee, a joey koala who was rehabilitated in Healesville Sanctuary after being hit by a car.
As the holiday season begins after months of reduced travel, wildlife hospitals are braced for a new wave of admissions.
The guidelines are informed by a review of the best available evidence. The less you drink, the lower the risk of harm to your health.
Whatever’s driving the popularity of SUVs like the Toyota Kluger, crash tests and accident data show people are mistaken if they think they increase safety on the road.
Perceptions about safety might be one of the reasons more and more people are buying SUVs. The evidence from crash data, though, is troubling – particularly for other road users.
Drivers are to blame for about four out of five accidents with cyclists.
Australia has had an 80% increase in cyclist deaths in 2017-18. With drivers at fault in most collisions, their attitude and behaviour should be the main targets for change.
Most drivers have limited awareness of how to be safe around trucks.
Most road fatalities involving heavy vehicles are caused by the other party, not the truck driver. We need to educate road users on how to be safer around trucks.