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Volvo announces cyclist detector

Volvo announces cyclist detector

Although we don’t usually take a lot of interest in autoshows, who could resist the blurb from Volvo about their new cyclist detector? Doug Speck, Senior VP of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Volvo, literally rolled out another Volvo world first in car safety yesterday when he arrived on stage at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show press conference riding a bicycle. He announced that Volvo will incorporate a scanner technology that detects and automatically brakes … Read entire article »

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Dooring on the rise

Dooring on the rise

Dooring – the dangerous and painful experience of being struck by a car door which suddenly opens in your path – is on the rise, and legislation will be debated in the Victorian parliament tomorrow (15 February) to triple the penalties on offending drivers. Greens MP Greg Barber originally introduced the Bill on 8 February which would increase the fine and introduce demerit points fo rhte offence, giving it the equivalent penalty of running a red … Read entire article »

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Headphones a risk for pedestrians

Headphones a risk for pedestrians

The number of US pedestrians who have been killed or badly injured while wearing headphones has tripled in six years, according to a study published on 16 January 2012 in Injury Prevention. it should be noted, however, that the figures are still relatively low – the annual tally rose from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011, bringing the total of cases to 116 over this period. The majority of victims were male (68%) and under … Read entire article »

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