Famous Last Words Podcast

          I first met Russell White in 1992 when under the guidance of racing legend Frank Gardner, he was part of the BMW Driver Training team who were preparing a bunch of egomaniacs for that year’s Australian Grand Prix Celebrity Race. Yes, I was one of the “wanna-be” race drivers let loose on the streets of my hometown Adelaide, in brand new BMW318i’s, and I had a ball. I not only had an incredibly memorable weekend, but I guess more importantly, I learned a lot about car control from the likes of Russell. Russell went on to form his own driver training company ‘Driver Safety Australia’ and over the last 30 years has become one of Australia’s leading Road Safety advocates. He’s an author, speaker and is regularly asked to comment on road safety and general motoring issues, as well as being the driving force behind the ‘Australian Road Safety Foundation’, an organisation formed to create initiatives that address the devastating impact road crashes have on our society. Listen to Podcast...
Too many drivers with the Pedal to the Metal

Too many drivers with the Pedal to the Metal

Despite tougher driving tests and greater driver education the numbers of Queenslanders being pinged for speeding continues to climb. Last year, more than 700,000 drivers were issued more than 900,000 fines and those numbers don’t include the Christmas period. More than 24,000 who were fined twice in a week, more than 12,000 who were caught twice in a day, while one driver was pinged eight times in just 24 hours. Russell White from Driver Safety Australia tells Mark the scary thing is that those are just the drivers who were caught. LISTEN...