Month: April 2013

Semi-Trailer Jack-knifes in Melbourne causing Fatal Crash

A woman and two horses were killed when a semi-trailer collided with two oncoming vehicles on the Melba Highway at Dixons Creek, north-east of Melbourne. According to police the semitrailer jack-knifed on the highway and collided with 2 oncoming vehicles. The incident is a sobering reminder of how serious truck jack knifes can be not …

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Website Names Australia’s Most Dangerous Level Crossings

TrackSafe, the railway industry body, has completed a survey of train drivers across the country to identify the ten most dangerous level crossings in each state. Once the list was compiled TrackSafe wrote to the State and Federal Transport Ministers in Australia asking them to allocate funding to upgrading all of these level crossings. Brian …

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ARA Criticises Federal Opposition Road Safety Plans

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has been critical of the Federal Opposition for the omission of ways to reduces heavy vehicles on Australia’s roads in its road safety plans. Brian Nye, the ARA CEO, said that the association is not able to support the pledge of the Opposition to reduce traffic congestion and improve road …

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