Spare a thought for the RAC patrols next time you break down and call them out. A recent survey of RAC patrol callouts revealed that distraction is a serious threat to road safety. However, some are the findings are not so serious. Read more
Drivers in WA could pay the highest fines in Australia if they illegally use their mobiles while driving. There are two types of penalty depending on how they use the phone. Read more
Motorcyclists in WA used to avoid detection by mobile speed cameras simply because they lacked front licence plates. Now WA Police have started to use mobile speed cameras that can take images from the front and the back. This new technology will put motorcyclists in the same position as motorists. Read more
Perth residents have seen the biggest increase in transport costs across Australia, according to a transport affordability index. The average annual cost of transport was $17,023, $619 more than the previous quarter. Combined with a drop in weekly earnings, locals now spend 13.1% (10.5% last year) of their income just on getting around. Read more
WA’s Catastrophic Injuries Support (CIS) scheme has been running since July 2016. Unfortunately, people who were catastrophically injured in road crashes were younger and more severely injured than first estimated. Three quarters of those were young men. Read more
Uber is more popular than a taxi in Perth, according to Roy Morgan research. It’s the first city in Australia where this is true. But many Uber drivers may not be complying with ridesharing legislation, introduced in July 2016. In fact, many are taking big personal risks by not being fully insured. Read more
If you receive a call from somebody claiming to be a crash investigator acting for Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA), beware. Unfortunately, it’s a scam.