- 'We need to get tough on truckies'
- Hinch freed from jail sans beard
- Woman nearly dies after lack of labelling
- Melbourne's rail horror
- Beach rules are a dog's breakfast
- East West protestors vow to continue fight
- Setting the record Strait
- Tyler Fishlock gets the 'all clear'
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- ivan tipp on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truckie bashing is GREAT for a few points Neil. But remember the driver of that small truck was a ratbag. more
- poppitt on Hinch freed from jail sans beard 50 days for $100,000.00 wow why would anyone pay fines. more
- jgl Melb on Hinch freed from jail sans beard A garden variety prison release,or the second coming of Christ? more
- Gloria on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn, please, please, please grow your beard back. more
- PH on Hinch freed from jail sans beard My first though looking at that photo was Darren James in 30 years time. more
- Pat Heuvel on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Definitely not the right thing to do. You want to crack down on someone? crack down on the ones that use their phones while ... more
- darrin on Hinch freed from jail sans beard Derryn your lucky i know people have had to spend 1 day per $100 but i guess like most people with some fame to there name ... more
- Sarah on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Truck drivers are constantly speeding on the roads I travel. I have watched a truck in front of me lose control and jack ... more
- joe on 'We need to get tough on truckies' I think a good idea for the point system on your licence is that the first 4 points are normal fines. Then next 4 points are ... more
- Russell Watts on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Neil, it should not matter if you are a truck driver or not, if you lose 12 points then you lose your licence. But the laws ... more
- Andrew on 'We need to get tough on truckies' Hi Neil. Why not extend fines to trucking companies as well as drivers? Truck company gets the same fine as the driver? Or a ... more
- poppitt on 'We need to get tough on truckies' They are supposed to be professional drivers, they are supposed to know the law. I think most truck drivers are fantastic ... more
- poppitt on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... Everything packaged or not should be labelled. It is not enough for the customer to ask, my son has gluten intolernace, asks ... more
- Wendy on Woman nearly dies after lack of ... How ridiculous not having to label fresh salad ingredients by law! It's still got ingredients and someone is still going to ... more
- Hazel Finney on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Bass Coast Council brought this ban through without proper consultation from the public. more
- Olga on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast We pay to camp on the foreshore on the peninsula where dogs can roam all day. They pee on our towels our kids are scared. ... more
- Aria Judilla on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Forget the beaches, we can't even take our kids to the park anymore because of the dogs that run up to them and paw them and ... more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast NO CONFIDENCE in the Bass Coast council more
- col on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Dogs on a lead at all times along Inverloch beach. Fine then $500 Bass Coast. We got a new Council full of spin and lies and ... more
- ian on Beach rules are a dog's breakfast Have you ever sat near or on dog POO. more
Victorian government road safety survey results leaked
Results from a study into Victorians' Road Safety priorities have been obtained by 3AW reporter Heidi Murphy, revealing educating young drivers and combating drug driving are what we most want the government to action.
Last month, the study, coordinated by the Victorian Department of Justice and published via the Herald Sun and other newspapers, asked Victorians to specify what they believed should be priorities in tackling road safety.
A total of 16,356 valid questionnaires were processed, with participants asked to agree or disagree with 57 questions falling under 13 different road safety 'themes'.
The top ten specific road safety issues identified in the survey were:
Increasing education of young drivers around road safety risks (92%);
Repeat hoon/drink drivers should face longer bans from driving or owning a car (89%);
Texting while driving should lead to tougher penalties (89%); Requiring repeat drug drivers to have counselling by medical professionals (89%);
Increasing random testing for drug driving (88%);
Increasing public awareness about the dangerous of drug driving (87%);
Increasing penalties for drug driving (87%);
Increasing policing of heavy vehicle driver road behaviour (such as tailgating) (85%);
Educating older drivers on how to assess if they are safe to continue driving (85%); and
Proving more alternative transport options for older people (85%).
The study showed that a curfew for young drivers was unpopular with Victorians, with only 28 per cent of respondents agreeing it was a good idea.
Educating drivers was the top pick in tackling young peoples' road safety, with increased policing and penalties specifically targeting young people receiving approval from 81 per cent and 70 per cent of respondents respectively.
LISTEN: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan speaks with Neil Mitchell:
EDITORIAL: Neil Mitchell has been road testing the yet-to-be released Holden Volt electric car for the past day. Although it comes with a hefty price tag, Neil says the Volt is marks a huge step in the future of automobiles.
ROADwhyz Victoria is a young drivers awareness program aimed at educating our young drivers about the realities of road trauma. We provide vital skills that could save their life or someone else's. Kids have called us requesting that we bring this program to their schools! Our volunteers are from all the emergency services such as the ambulance service, SES, police and we also have victims of road trauma talk about their experiences. Our program is hard hitting and emotional and makes a lasting impression on all who participates. If you want to know more go to www.roadwhyzvic.com.auJason Callanan Friday 2 November, 2012 - 7:27 PM
I think its time that we increased the drivers license age TO 21 YEARS OLD..
Because I think at 18 there is too much going on in a young person life to all so drive...maryann Friday 26 October, 2012 - 7:14 PM
Just CANCEL the license of a P Plater at their first offence for a period of 6 months. Make them go through the license procedure every time they offend whilst on P Plates until they learn that a license is a privilege not a rightRene Tuesday 23 October, 2012 - 8:33 AM
Graded licenses, the most dangerous group of road users are those who use a car as transport from A to B. They have zero interest in improving their skill set.
So think of it this way.
Current standard lic. costs $500pa to re-new.
Silver lic. (obtained by doing danger awareness course) $250pa
Gold license (after doing and passing advanced driver course) $100pa
Platinum (after doing further advanced driver course) lic. free for life plus ability to argue speeding charges based on driving to conditions at the time of the offence.
This is about making a financial insentive for poor drivers to lift their standard and penalising those who just can't drive no matter how much you teach them.John F Monday 22 October, 2012 - 1:07 PM
Confiscated Hoon cars due for destruction should be sold for a token price to people who cannot afford a new car and drive vehicles that are close to being unsafe.David Monday 22 October, 2012 - 12:59 PM
Poptart, it's so learner drivers can learn to drive in peak hour traffic. Makes sense to me. Adults are the most dangerous drivers around schoolsSteven Monday 22 October, 2012 - 11:25 AM