Distracted Driving


Distracted Driving Study Proposes a Promising Way Forward

 

Mobile phone use while driving is a global epidemic, with the World Health Organisation estimating that up to 11% of drivers worldwide are using their phones any given moment. Unfortunately, Australia hasn’t been immune to this trend. Although operating a hand-held mobile phone while driving is illegal in all Australian states and territories, distracted driving is one of the top five causes of car crashes in Australia, along with speeding, alcohol consumption, not wearing a seatbelt, and driver fatigue.


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Keep Safe on the road this Christmas


Keep Safe on the Road This Christmas

 

The most important thing you can do this Christmas is to enjoy time with family and friends. If you’re driving home for Christmas, keep safe on the roads by following these tips.

Safety starts with your car

Ensuring your safety on the road this Christmas should start with your car. If you plan on driving over a long distance, ideally it would be a good idea to get your car serviced in the months or weeks leading up to your trip.

Otherwise, there are a few things you should check to make sure you don’t end up on the side of the road and miss out on that all important Christmas dinner!


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What to do if your in car accident


What to do if you're in a car accident

Car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, even if you're the safest driver around. Other drivers may be careless or inexperienced, roads could be dangerous due to bad weather, or you could just be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

At the scene

If you're involved in an accident, stop immediately. If the damage isn't extensive, move your car to the side of the road so you're not blocking traffic. Take a photo of the scene before moving your car, for insurance purposes.


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Road Safety: Christmas Holidays


Road Safety: Christmas Holidays

This time of year is one of the most high risk times on Australia Roads with many people hitting the road to attend Christmas parties, end of year celebrations, and heading towards the coast for a well-deserved break. Driver’s must remember that travelling during holiday periods can be more risky because of increased traffic volumes, congestion, tiredness, people driving in unfamiliar environments, and a higher number of people who are driving under the influence of alcohol.


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Hitting the road this Easter? Here’s how to stay safe


Hitting the road this Easter? Here’s how to stay safe

The Easter long weekend road trip – it’s an Aussie rite of passage. You’ve knocked off work, school’s out, and you’re ready to spend some quality time with the family. Of course, you’re not the only one itching to get way.

While it might be one of the happiest times of year, it’s also one of the busiest. So here’s our guide to staying safe on the roads this Easter.

Make a habit of safe driving

Stop, revive, survive

It’s a simple mantra, but it works. Pull over every couple of hours to take a break, even if you’re not tired. Grab a snack, stretch your legs and if you need to, swap drivers.


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Media release – Budget Direct Interactive for Road Safety Week


‘Please slow down’: Budget Direct’s Road Safety Interactive is an important reminder to all motorists

Brisbane, August 2017 – Budget Direct has collaborated with CARRS-Q in the production of an informative interactive resource aimed at keeping Queenslanders safe on the road.

With over 1300 road deaths in Queensland in 2016 and 21% of Queenslanders admitting to speeding regularly, the resource looks at how we can make driver behaviour better on our roads.

Budget Direct Community Manager Gerry O-Shaughnessy said it’s important to get behind an initiative like Road Safety week to encourage safer use of the roads.


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