'Stealth' engines unsafe
A reader comments on the move in Europe to fit all new electric and hybrid vehicles with alarms when moving at less than 19km/h.
I would like Australia to adopt the European convention.
It is extremely important because people who are vision impaired rely very much on their hearing to know when to cross a road. If, as in my case, you also have a hearing impairment, you are at a double disadvantage.
Guide Dogs NSW and ACT and Vision Australia have been advocating for a similar thing to happen in Australia.
These cars are so silent, you cannot hear them coming. It applies to electric vehicles, it applies to hybrids and even some of the more newer cars, which are really quiet on the road.
I have had one instance where I was nearly knocked down by a hybrid car. It happened in Narooma. I was waiting to cross the road and this car had been parked and of course, I did not see or hear it suddenly pull out from its parking spot. The next minute it was right there at my side. It gives you a terrible fright.
You can't hear or see any vehicles and the next minute you are in their path.
Open letter to MPs on road toll national day of action
Only Queensland has fewer fatalities compared with last year.
A single day of action will not be effective; what is needed is consistent action each and every day of the year. Highly visible and mobile police should enforce ALL of the road rules every day instead of focusing on the one road rule (speeding) for which technology enables the maximum number of bookings per hour.
'Agriculture should be compulsory subject'
On the issue of whether the study of agriculture should be compulsory in our schools, an online reader had strong feelings.
Learning about agriculture is very important. Growing crops, husbandry, dairy, our meat, basically our livelihood from the land, to feed Australia is vital, then add the mix of the environment, water resources, Murray Darling and the effects of drought on those livelihoods and how devastating lack of water (is) on agriculture is extremely important so that future generations can learn to better deal with the damage (of) both physical and environmental disasters.
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The major barge for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement will arrive in the Clyde River today.
The barge, named AMS 1803 and measuring about 21 metres wide and 55 metres long, will be in the Clyde River for the duration of the project and will house a piling rig and other materials to build the new bridge piers.
One additional lift opening is scheduled between 630am and 7am, weather permitting, and will take about 15 minutes. The bridge lift will allow the first barge to pass under the existing bridge in preparation for work in the river as part of the project.
The additional lift opening may cause delays to motorists along the Princes Highway, the Kings Highway and other local roads. Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to follow the bridge signals when crossing the bridge.
All vessel operators in the area should exercise extreme caution, keep a proper lookout and comply with local buoyage and signage. We thank the community for their continued patience while this important work is carried out.
View the historic moment from the CBD foreshore.