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9 simple tips to becoming a better driver

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None of us want to be ‘that person’ who is seen as a bad driver. To make sure you can take the moral high ground, check out these nine tips and you’ll be driving more efficiently and smoothly in no

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How much does a vehicle accident cost a company?

If you crash your own car, the costs are fairly straightforward to work out if it’s your fault: if you are insured it’ll be your insurance excess, the loss of your no-claims bonus and maybe a few other minor costs

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How many types of vehicle crash are there?

Police use a coding system to help them quickly describe a crash. It’s supplied as a matrix of ‘road user movements’ and based on 86 different crash scenarios. A crash could involve more than one of the codes. The matrixes

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How do forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking work?

One of the biggest causes of accidents is people braking too late. When we look at the road we are constantly scanning for hazards, but once we see something our brain has to process it against a set of likely

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What is lane departure warning?

Lane departure warning systems are technologies that warn drivers when the vehicle begins to move out of a lane that is defined on the road by painted lines. The systems don’t function if the driver is indicating, only if they move across

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What are the rules for overtaking cyclists?

Laws vary from state-to-state. In New South Wales the minimum distance to leave is one metre when the speed zone is 60km/h or less and 1.5 metres when it’s in a higher speed zone. This compares with a blanket 1.5m in

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Why are traffic lights in the USA and some other countries horizontal?

This is a question that is mostly relevant to America, Canada and Japan because in the majority of the world, traffic lights are always vertical. If you’re driving around Australia, all our lights are vertically aligned, like the ones below.

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