National Safety week

For national Road Safety week Ford Australia conducted a survey of 1,000 people and found

National Safety Week

  • 5 per cent admitted they have driven over the speed limit
  • 14 per cent admit there are some road rules they do not follow when driving

Canberra showed the highest level of rule breakers

  • 67 per cent agreed that if other drivers were courteous, they would feel better on the road
  • Nearly one quarter admitted to only being courteous if another driver is courteous first.

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The road safety week website asks people to sign a pledge to drive as if the people around you, were a loved one.

While the sentiment for this survey and pledge is honourable, it is unlikely to make a significant long-term impact. We need a behaviour change program that addresses all the circumstances that make us law breakers and aggressive road users.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto