23 JUN
You wont believe the tactics some drivers use to fight sleep

I was on my way home from an overnight shift. I was exhausted and all I wanted was bed. As I sat at a traffic light, I suddenly realised I was staring into space and the light had turned green. How lo...

Road Safety

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16 JUN
Capitalising on my commute

Warning: This blog was written by a Millennial. It references multiple #firstworldproblems and reading may incite ridicule. I’ve recently decided to give public transport a whirl.  Everyt...

Life Happens, Sustainable Mobility, Travel

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9 JUN
My inner wombat needs taming!

Winter. It’s fun for the first few weeks. I get to wear big coats, eat porridge and my hair doesn’t frizz (as much)!  I initially welcome the opportunity to go into hibernation &ndas...

Travel

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1 JUN
The (Trivial) Pursuit of Road Safety

Usually reserved for Tuesdays at the pub, or around the dinner table with family, trivia is now roadside. It has been for a while, since 2012 in fact, but I hadn’t come across the trivia-focuse...

Weird and Wonderful, Road Safety

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30 MAY
Battle lines drawn in battleground state

Peak-hour congestion can turn the most serene and composed human into a monster.  In recent years I’ve spent many weekends driving from Central Queensland to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, a...

Road Safety

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26 MAY
The lasting impact of a fatal crash

I’ll never forget it. I remember exactly what the body lying in the middle of the road looked like. It was the first time I’d covered a fatal crash as a cadet reporter for a regional newsp...

Road Safety

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19 MAY
A walk in their shoes...what it's like to be a drought-stricken farmer

I was lucky enough to team up with a group of RACQ Foundation volunteers last week, helping farmers affected by drought. On our way out to Longreach, I had no idea what to expect. Sure, I’d hea...

Community

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6 MAY
The First Responders : Introducing CareFlight Doctor Emmeline Finn

Every day is different. Every call is different. Every crash is horrific.  The helicopter blades whir above my head, echoing the thump, thump, thump of my heart. The chopper lands, I quickly and...

Community

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5 MAY
A Day in the Life of a Traffic Response Unit Officer

Break downs on the motorway, nose to tail crashes, debris on the road, serious collisions. Whether you’re involved or just another motorist on your way, you can count on the fact someone will cl...

Road Safety

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28 APR
When bigger really is better - Qld's 7 best big things

The saying goes “the bigger the better” and for us Queenslanders, we like things big. Big open spaces, big steaks on a BBQ and a big Origin win. Why would it be any different when it comes...

Weird and Wonderful

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