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What type of roads increase the risk of rollover accidents?

A rollover accident is where a vehicle either tips on its side or completely rolls onto its roof (or further). To achieve this, the vehicle must become unstable enough and have a high enough centre of gravity. Heavy vehicle drivers

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Six times when a driver might need a lawyer

Being able to drive a vehicle is a privilege and not a right. This is because driving is a serious matter that requires the utmost care for yourself and others around you. Being licensed to drive requires proper training and

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Do company vehicles have to carry a first aid kit?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 covers the safety of employees and contractors wherever they are working for you, and this includes when they’re in a vehicle driving for work, whether they are driving or just a passenger.

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Manoeuvring and parking at low speeds

The average company car endures between $1000-2000 of minor panel damage every three years. It’s a huge cost to a company. Some of that damage won’t be the fault of the driver, but much of it will be – scrapes

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Fatigue and sleepiness: how it affects your driving

There’s only so long you can fight the urge to sleep before your eyes will close and you’ll run off the road, probably with serious consequences. Accidents where drivers fall asleep tend to be at high speed because the driver doesn’t

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How much does a vehicle accident cost?

Whether it’s your personal car or a company vehicle that’s involved in a crash, the costs are more than you’d imagine. Non-injury crashes tend to cost less than injury crashes which tend to cost less than fatal crashes. Minor scrapes

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How to deal with your insurance company after an accident

Insurance companies use the word ‘blame’ to determine the likelihood of them being able to recoup money from a party in an accident. It’s not technically an admission of who is at fault. For example, if your car is parked

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Preventing driveway run-overs

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Roughly every two weeks a child is admitted to hospital because it has been run over in a driveway. Around five children are killed each year this way. It’s usually younger children (mainly toddlers around 2 years old that don’t

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Changing the clocks causes driving dangers

When the clocks go forward or back the change in daylight hours and the disruption to sleep can cause problems for drivers. Daylight saving begins on the last Sunday of September and ends on the first Sunday in April. If you’re

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The dangers of deer on roads

You are more likely to see deer on the roads in autumn as April and May is the main mating season for deer. There are 8 types of deer in New Zealand (if you include the potential for some elusive

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Common injuries sustained in motorbike crashes

Motorcyclists are represented disproportionately in accident statistics because they are not protected by a safety cocoon like a car driver is. Motorbike riders should be wearing the best safety gear possible (read our guide), and the best helmet possible (read our

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Helmet impact points shown on the Icon Airframe

Your helmet is going to help protect your head in a crash, but where is it most likely to hit something? The Icon Airframe Statistic helmet has graphics on it showing you the probability of each section receiving an impact

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Common mistakes new drivers make, and how to avoid them

Now you’ve got your full licence you’re free to roam this great country and there are thousands of kilometres of spectacular driving to be had. However, you’re still a novice at driving and there will be situations that you won’t

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