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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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What is trailer sway and how do you stop it?

Trailer sway, or fishtailing, is when a trailer begins to move from side-to-side on its own, eventually resulting in flipping and (sometimes) turning the towing vehicle over, too. You can see an example in the video below. It¬†doesn’t happen on

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How many people are affected by one car crash?

A car crash sounds like a simple thing: one car hits another car, things get cleared away and then people get on with their lives. It couldn’t be further from the truth, though. In reality, vehicle crashes cost our economy

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Motorcycle crash study

More and more people are turning to two wheels to keep travel costs down, avoid congestion and to have fun on our roads, but this means that an increasing proportion of road casualties in New South Wales are motorcyclists. While

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What is brake testing?

Brake testing is where a driver in front of you deliberately applies the brakes heavily in order to force you to brake, and to risk you running into the back of them, which would technically be your fault. It is

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Motorbike crashes: highside and lowside crashes explained

There are a number of ways you can come off your bike, including over the handlebars, off the back, or hitting something. There are two very common ways of crashing on a corner and they are the lowside and highside

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ANCAP safety ratings: what to look for when buying a car

ANCAP is the Australasian New Car Assessment Program. It’s a crash testing program similar to Euro NCAP in Europe and JNCAP in Japan which measures how well a car (which includes SUVs)¬†protects its occupants and pedestrians in a crash. ANCAP

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