The subject of mobile phone use while driving is a current issue in NSW and regular Government campaigns are created in order to tackle it. In recent news, from the 1st of December 2016, ‘P2 licence holders must not use any function of a mobile phone while driving or riding, or when stationary but not parked’ (Transport for NSW, 2016). The Government is introducing this rule in order to help reduce mobile phones being a cause of road fatalities and serious incidents.
28 April 2016: Onroad Driving School is providing a unique opportunity for the visually impaired to experience what it is like to be behind the wheel on Angus Suttor Day. People from all over Sydney will be able to celebrate the meaning of Angus Suttor Day, which is associated and established by Vision Australia.
Vision Australia held an event at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday 23rd May 2015 in memory of Angus Suttor, who had a rare condition called Von Recklinghausen’s which left him blind at the age of 10 and also with a hearing impairment. Angus loved motorsport and was a big fan of the V8 Supercars, he attended the ‘In the Driver’s Seat’ event held in Melbourne each year and it was his dream to create a similar event in Sydney.
With the year underway business is booming and the Onroad Driving School is preparing for a massive year in 2015. The light is shining at the end of the tunnel with only one month until Onroad is ranked against the best businesses in Australia at the highly esteemed Australian Small Business Champion Awards, to be held in April at the Westin Hotel in Sydney.
While young drivers are over represented in road accidents, at the other end of the scale, aged drivers are unfortunately also over represented. The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have rules in place to ensure aged drivers are up to the task of safely driving a motor vehicle. Will Massey from Onroad Driving School recently joined Stuart Bocking on 2UE to discuss the topic.