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Leading causes of distraction-based crashes

Teens don’t have much experience driving, and they are at risk of crashing due to distractions inside and outside the car. The diagram above shows the main causes as stated by the AAA (American Automobile Association). Interacting with passengers –

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Why turning your wheels at an intersection can be dangerous

Sometimes we’re tempted to turn our wheels while waiting to turn at an intersection and that, as you will see in the video below, is a particularly bad idea. The dual dashcam video shows the driver being hit from behind

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How to avoid deliberate accidents from scammers

Unfortunately this is a very real, but quite rare, part of driving that hopefully you will never experience: a person deliberately stages an accident which looks like your fault, but is really designed to achieve them an insurance payout, or

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Dealing with an insurance company after an accident

Who is to blame? When you have an accident an insurance company will decide who is to blame. How we use blame is slightly different to how insurance companies use blame. To them, ‘blame’ also carries with it the implication

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Accident vs crash – is there any difference?

There’s an argument that periodically surfaces about the semantics (i.e. the meaning) of accidents vs crashes (or collisions). Some people¬†argue that when a vehicle crashes it is never an accident because it was preventable. However, this is simplistic and, well,

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What should you check on your car before winter?

As the weather gets colder, breakdowns and accidents become more likely, especially if you’re going to be travelling in a snowy or icy area this winter. Your car needs to be prepared for the journey, so it’s a good idea

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Road safety organisations in Australia

If you need information about road safety in Australia there are many organisations that are active in that arena. Some are run as government departments, such as the Office of Road Safety in Western Australia and the NSW Government Centre for

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