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- Mark on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Cyclists and drivers alike ignore red lights on both pedestrian crossings in Black Rock - the sooner we get registration for ... more
- Lisa on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Horrified to hear, at 3:17 today, "Drive's" commentator say that "Australia doesn't support 'premeditated' violence against ... more
- andrew on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... She almost ran him over which could have killed him. No one should be punched, but why isn't the driver being ... more
- Lee on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Why are people defending a violent fare evader? I don't care how old someone is or what gender they are. If you respond ... more
- Nick on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Some idiot does a (probably) illegal U-turn almost killing someone in the process and then gets upset when they go berserk. ... more
- Peter Hollister on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade Neil you should be ashamed airing this rubbish.Did 3AW actually check the story before airing. Darren you seem to be lying ... more
- Dee on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... I'm tired of people saying 'this has nothing to do with cyclists' etc. The fact that cyclists are unregistered and ... more
- PJ on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... NAZI Cyclists are totally out of control along Beach Road.I was about to organise my friends parents out of the car, pathway ... more
- Troy on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade i think youll find this smart meter guy was on Darrens property, unannounced. He has every right to ask him what he is doing ... more
- Victoria on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade This is unacceptable these power companies need to be held accountable, where is our Democracy? people being bullied and ... more
- Cheryl on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade You nosey little fool Darren. No doubt this installer was on his neighbours property and you were interferring with his ... more
- Lukew on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... This has nothing to do with bikes or cyclists, this is to do with some moron with anger management issues, acting in a ... more
- james on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Cyclists regularly disobey red lights, turning signals and when it suits them are more then happy to ride on the footpath. I ... more
- A Falkingham on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Licence these idiots and register their bicycles NOW more
- Steve on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade Darren was lucky not be decked by the half smart installer>. more
- Steve on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... It's up to the state government to make bike rego compulsory nothing to do with who leads the country, but some dim wits ... more
- Warren on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... It's a shame that there is no footage from the cyclists perspective, he probably was nearly killed. Sounds like she did an ... more
- jgl Melb on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... @ire centralised;Talking of car parks,is that where you buy the "stuff" you're currently indulging in? I like to think I ... more
- Gavan on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Another bigoted, ill-informed contribution from Gazza. Time to grow up champ! more
- Jon Doorsay on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade Darren, you would be what's known as a nosey neighbour. Please tell the public the full story which is that the meter was ... 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