Stopping Distances Calculator

Ever wondered how different speeds and conditions affect your stopping distance? Check out this handy calculator.  You can even adjust the reaction time to see how distractions make an impact.  As an experiment, push the reaction time up to 4 seconds, the average time it takes to send a quick text, and see what happens to your stopping distance.

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Stopping Distance

Tips for the Mindful Driver

In a world full of distractions, the art of mindful driving can not only heighten awareness and prevent collisions, it can also have you arriving at your destination in a much better mood. Check out these tips for becoming more mindful on the roads.

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Glovebox Safety Guide for Breakdowns

The NSW Government has produced a glove box guide for motorists among a range of measures to reduce crashes in breakdown situations on high speed roads. Drop by your local motor registry or print the attached out and leave it in your glovebox for that rainy day.

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Driver Fatigue Quiz

How much do you know about sleep and sleep debt? Take this 12 question quiz to find out. 

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Fatigue

Feeling Sleepy? Test Your Reaction Time

Most adults need 7-8 hours’ sleep per day, ideally at night, for optimal alertness. People who get less sleep than they need often complain of feeling wiped out. Check out this game, designed to challenge you to stay alert in boring situations – like night driving or long stretches of highway. As with all games, intense levels of concentration or repetition can lead to more successful outcome. Regardless of your results with this game, the evidence is clear, driving fatigued is very dangerous.

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Fatigue-Game

Gauging Your Distraction – Texting While Driving

New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions and demonstrates potential consequences of distractions, like texting, on your driving ability. As with all games, intense levels of concentration or repetition can lead to more successful outcome. Regardless of your results with this game, the evidence is clear, you should not attempt to text when driving.

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Are you fatigued right now?

Driver Fatigue is one of the 3 big killers on our roads. Take this quick test from Transport for NSW before getting on the road.

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Fatigue

Driver fatigue calculator

Driving and fatigue are a dangerous mix, increasing your chances of having a crash. The NZTA have put together a handy driver fatigue calculator which could help you see if you are at risk of being affected by fatigue.

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How’s Your Peripheral Vision?

Peripheral vision is essential to safe driving. In this game you can put your peripheral vision to the test. Numbers, letters or symbols are given, and you have to search for them and click on the right boxes in the opposing grid as quick as possible. To use your peripheral vision, try to keep your eyes focused on the grid that is filled.

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