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Ministers’ focus on road safety welcomed, but much more to be done

4.11.2016

At a time when the national road death toll is increasing, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has welcomed the focus ministers have given road safety after their first road safety forum, chaired by Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, in Perth this week. Read more of Ministers’ focus on road safety welcomed, but much more to be done

PC highlights need for Australians to control vehicle data

3.11.2016

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) welcomed the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report Data Availability and Use and its recommendation that consumers be given the right to control who can access information gathered about them, including that gathered and transmitted to manufacturers by ‘connected’ cars. Read more of PC highlights need for Australians to control vehicle data

Campaign to help Australians understand the ‘connected car’

31.10.2016

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) today launched the My Car My Data campaign and website to help inform Australians of the emergence of ‘connected’ cars, and what the potential benefits and risks associated with these vehicles might be. Read more of Campaign to help Australians understand the ‘connected car’

Urgent need for better crash information as road toll strategy runs years behind

28.10.2016

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) today renewed its call on the Turnbull Government to invest $150,000 per year in road crash injury reporting to better target safety efforts as new analysis reveals the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), established to reduce road deaths and injuries by 30 percent over ten years, is running around four years behind in some states. Read more of Urgent need for better crash information as road toll strategy runs years behind

ACCC vehicle retail study a chance to get data rights right

17.10.2016

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) market study into the New Car Retailing Industry as an important step in safeguarding the right of consumers to choose the vehicle repairer of their choice. Read more of ACCC vehicle retail study a chance to get data rights right

Road Usage Study highlights path to reform

9.9.2016

Australia’s peak motoring body, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) says a new study by Transurban which tested consumer reactions to different road charging options has reinforced the need for the Australian Government to advise motorists how much excise they pay on every tank of fuel. Read more of Road Usage Study highlights path to reform