Channel 7 Sunrise – Aggressive Road Rage

Channel 7 Sunrise – Aggressive Road Rage

Driver Safety Australia’s Russell White, speaks to channel 7 Sunrise about aggressive road rage behaviours. Anger overriding clear thinking may lead to serious injury. Watch the full video...
Channel 9 A Current Affair Lethal Loads on our Roads

Channel 9 A Current Affair Lethal Loads on our Roads

Driver Safety Australia’s Russell White, speaks to channel 9 A Current Affair about the dangers of unsecured loads. Inadequately secured loads have the potential to become deadly torpedoes giving very little warning to unsuspecting road users. Watch the full video...
Channel 7 Sunrise Road Violence

Channel 7 Sunrise Road Violence

Driver Safety Australia’s Russell White speaks to channel 7 Sunrise host David Koche about the escalation in road violence. The dashcam footage in this story shows how quickly a situation can escalate to a point where vehicles collide. It’s important that we change the public perception about serious incidents like this and call it out for what it is. Serious Road Violence not merely “Road Rage”. Watch the full video here:...
Euro NCAP Marks 20th Anniversary of Life-Saving Crash Tests

Euro NCAP Marks 20th Anniversary of Life-Saving Crash Tests

MORE than 78,000 lives (1) have been saved since Euro NCAP’s tough crash safety tests were launched 20 years ago this week. Today, Euro NCAP reveals it has published over 630 safety ratings, crash-tested some 1,800 cars and collectively spent over 160 million Euro (2) to make cars safer. The first tests exposed safety failings in top-selling family cars, forcing a fundamental rethink in the way vehicles were designed to prevent accidents and save lives. Twenty years on, 9 out of 10 cars sold on the European market hold a Euro NCAP rating and the motor industry actively supports the development of new requirements for the top safety ratings. Today, the results of crash tests (4) of two family cars built 20 years apart underline the huge advances in vehicle safety since 1997. Safety technologies that were non-existent or optional at most – such as driver and passenger airbags, side protection airbags, belt reminders and electronic stability control – are now standard on all cars sold in Europe. “We are very proud – as we mark 20 years at the forefront of road safety – that Euro NCAP’s programme of safety tests has achieved major, life-saving improvements in cars and has helped Europe reach the lowest road fatality rate for any region in the world (3).” said Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen. “Euro NCAP has given millions of consumers the knowledge and confidence to choose the safest cars possible. Recent years have shown a slowdown in the progress rate, however, so we mustn’t take our foot off the gas. We want to ensure that Europe’s roads get even safer...
Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 2017

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 2017

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries. Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritizing safety when managing speed. Among the proven strategies to address speed include: Setting and enforcing speed limits appropriate to the function of each road, for example: Setting and enforcing a maximum speed limit of 50 kilometers per hour in urban areas; Setting and enforcing a maximum speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour on roads with high concentrations of pedestrians, cyclists and motorized traffic; Enforcing speed limits through the use of automatic speed cameras; Installing intelligent speed adaptation technology in vehicles; Building or modifying roads to include features that limit speed such as traffic lights, roundabouts and speed humps. The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives on the roads. All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Week. Advocacy materials for the Week will be available on this web page as they are finalized. To read original article please see...