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Smarter Speed Humps

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Smarter Speed Humps

Speed Humps are a very effective solution in slowing commuters to a safe driving speed. However, for all its benefits, there are some major downfalls to the humble speed hump. Speed humps force drivers to go well below the speed limit to safely travel over the bump, creating inefficiencies, as well as car using more petrol and making more noise to travel the same distance. Speed humps can also damage car suspensions and cause discomfort or injury to car occupants, particularly if they are elderly, infants or injured. This is where the future of speed humps provide  ...read more

Standing up against Security Threats

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Standing up against Security Threats

Recently, an asylum seeker doused Springvale Commonwealth Bank last November with petrol and set it alight. The attack destroyed the $2.5 million building and injured 33 people, including children. Security threats put authorites on edge That’s why authorities reacted with caution when an unidentified item was discovered on Glenferrie Road in Malvern. The road was closed off with the potential threat of a bomb scare, and a robot was deployed to investigate a package left at the side of the road. Traffic and public transport were re-routed until the area was cleared and deemed safe ag  ...read more

A driver’s lucky escape

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A driver’s lucky escape

With lack of concentration, a commuter accidentally pushed down the accelerator which had his car reversing into a Glen Waverley petrol bowser. Flames erupted and thick, toxic smoke egressed from the car. The quick acting attendant saved the man from the massive fireball. “It was my mistake. I was just trying to reverse the car,” a visibly shaken Mr Ramakrishnan told 7 News. Firefighters arrived almost immediately, trying to stop the flames, but the car and the petrol bowser were already damaged. They believe a spark from the car, most likely   ...read more

Australia’s biggest ride is a reminder of our strong bicycle culture

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Australia’s biggest ride is a reminder of our strong bicycle culture

It’s no surprise Around the Bay in a Day has become Australia’s most iconic one day bicycle ride. With nine ride options and seven ride distances ranging between 25 and 250 kilometres, there is something for every age and fitness level. It’s the perfect event for everyone, from competitive bicycle teams to families that just want to enjoy their time outdoors. This Sunday, Around the Bay celebrates its 25th ride, showcasing just how cemented bicycle culture has become around Australia. More and more of us jump on the bike for transportation or   ...read more

No protection at shop front crash

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No protection at shop front crash

An 88-year old woman has lost control of her car, ploughing into a café in suburban Geelong. A café visitor was thrown across the floor in the incident which is believed to have been caused by the elderly woman mistaking her accelerator for her brake. 7 News footage of the aftermath shows the café had a lack of bollard protection. These are simple solutions which prevent accidents turning into disasters. Paramedics were on the scene but thankfully no one was seriously injured this time. We urge shop, restaurant, café and business owners t  ...read more

Erratic driver causes havoc on grand final day

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Erratic driver causes havoc on grand final day

A fifteen-year-old Knoxfield boy has been tasered and arrested by Victoria Police, on Grand final day, as he was driving erratically on Swanston Street, in Melbourne CBD. The teenage boy, who claims to be mentally impaired, was wearing a helmet and armed with a weapon, aimed to caused havoc among fellow members of the community. Pedestrians feared for their life as they believed the young boy was ‘purposely’ trying to run them down and screamed to the police to “shoot him”. Although many believe the boy looked like a terrorist, due to wearing a bl  ...read more

VicRoads tackles dangerous rural highways

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VicRoads tackles dangerous rural highways

VicRoads is in partnership with the TAC to deliver improvements on the top 20 highest risk rural roads. NJM Group applauds this move and is well positioned to assist VicRoads and the TAC in providing solutions as we move towards a safer Victoria. One of the targeted areas is the Princess Highway which VicRoads has proposed the installation of wire rope centerline barriers between Stratford and Bairnsdale. According to a VicRoads spokesperson the main reason behind this move of installing safety barriers is to prevent cars running off roads. And when it come  ...read more

Rural liquor store ram raided

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Rural liquor store ram raided

Two thieves have used a what-seems-to-be-stolen ute as a tool to smash the entrance of a Koo Wee Rup liquor store, in Melbourne’s southeast in the early hours of the Friday morning. Two masked-men stole cigarette lighters and two tills full of cash; albeit failed to break into a cigarette cabinet using their bare hands. The men entered with no tools when the ram raid occurred. The car used in the crime; which can easily be distinct, having black and white number plates, is similar to that of a Ford Ranger with a front bull bar, snorkel and steel tray at the back.   ...read more

Car accident intensifies public safety concerns

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Car accident intensifies public safety concerns

An 87-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car outside Woolworths in the Lakeview Shopping Centre parking lot in Pattersons Lakes. The car park has been under heavy scrutiny by the public and the local council for a while now and this incident has intensified public concern. Carrum & Patterson Lakes Forum founder Cameron Howe said locals had been calling for a revamp of the car park for years. "The feedback's been very strong and quite clear," he said. "There needs to be a full assessment, an audit, to understand driver behavior and to see whether we c  ...read more

Keeping SA safe

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Keeping SA safe

When it comes to protection from terrorist attacks in public areas, sporting arenas are a high priority. They are venues where tens of thousands of people group together which means it is an ideal target for VBIED and VBT attacks. The Adelaide Oval has recognized this and is preparing to replace their temporary concrete barriers with 190 steel bollards giving the oval 360-degree protection. Transport Minister, Stephen Mullighan said the safety and security of Adelaide Oval attendees and staff is his number one priority. He said the tempo  ...read more







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