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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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End of daylight saving brings accident risks for motorists

Daylight saving begins on the first Sunday in October when clocks are put forwards an hour and ends on the first Sunday of April when clocks are put back one hour. Insurance companies in the UK report that when the

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The risks of hitting animals on Australia’s roads

Depending on where you live you’ll have to deal with ‘roos, wallabies, cattle, sheep, emus, camels or cassowaries, but in autumn, you’re much more likely to see deer on the roads because it’s their mating seasons, and that creates an

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Preventing driveway accidents with children

Around five children are killed and 50 children injured each year in driveway runover accidents. As the majority of these children are toddlers, the injuries can be very severe and crippling if they do survive. Toddlers can move quite quickly

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ICE contact details in an accident

If you have a vehicle accident and are incapacitated, it’s a good idea to have your ‘in case of emergency (ICE)’ details available. You can put this in your phone under ‘ICE’, but that requires someone to know your unlock

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