Australia is a popular destination for US travelers but the road safety laws differ quite a bit from the US and can be confusing to American tourists. Henry Carus is with us today to talk about how road safety laws differ between Australia and the United States and what tourists need to know to insure safe travel.
Doctors, newscasters and teachers frequently tout the importance of physical activity as it contributes to a healthy lifestyle, but with physical activities comes the inherent risk of injuries, whether you’re hiking, biking, running, walking, skiing or anything else there is a possibility that you might be injured or your equipment might be damaged.
If you have an accident in a public space, there are 6 steps you should take. In the video Henry Carus will discuss those 6 steps.
Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon however, the topic gets much more attention now than it has in the past and that’s largely due to awareness campaigns put forth by organizations such as the Transport Accident Commission and Road Safety Victoria. Henry Carus is here today to talk with us about distracted driving, the dangers of it, and what people can do to protect themselves.
Recently, legislation has been passed by the current Labor Government, which essentially repeals legislation that was passed back in 2013 by the then Liberal Government. This legislation will benefit those with psychiatric injuries if they qualify according to the law.
Government insurance schemes are a longstanding feature of the Victorian legal community. The schemes cover accidents at work and involving a motor vehicle. While there is a considerable amount of attention given to safety measures to avoid accidents little attention is given to educating those injured to understand the full scope of the benefits that are available to them once injured and so most persons injured never make any claim for those benefits.
Our system of roads have been designed primarily for cars and other 4-wheeled vehicles. Little attention in the past has been given to the safety of 2-wheeled vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles and also with pedestrians. These members of the public are now being seen as vulnerable road users that need extra protection to ensure their safety on the roads. Legislation is being passed in Australia to provide that extra protection.