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Road Safety Through Time – Video 8, 2014

This is the final video of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments. When we look back at how far road safety has come in the last 100 years, it is almost impossible to imagine where we could be in the next century. Despite the significant increase in Australia’s population and the number of vehicles on our roads, our national road toll sits at its lowest count since 1946 (1,193).


Road Safety Through Time – Video 7, 1995

This is the seventh of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments. In 1995 the VR HSV Clubsport was released and our national road toll had dropped significantly to 2,017 people. This year also saw arguably the greatest safety innovation since the seatbelt introduced to production cars – vehicle stability control. Check back soon for our final video.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 6, 1983

This is the sixth of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments.1983 saw the release of the Series 3, Mazda RX7 as well as the lowest recorded national road toll since 1963 (2,755 people). Check back soon for the next video.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 5, 1970

This is the fifth of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments. The 1970 XY Falcon 500 was a popular car out on Australian roads during this time and was also used in New South Wales as an undercover police car. Unfortunately, 1970 saw a peak in our national road toll to 3,798 people. Check back soon for the next video.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 4, 1962

This is the fourth of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments. 1962 marked the launch of the EK Holden Sedan with front turn indicators and the climb of Australia’s national road toll to 2,542 people. However, a new generation of vehicle safety standards was just around the corner. Check back soon for the next video.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 3, 1958

This is the third of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments.  In 1958, the VW Beatle was manufactured, the National road toll sat at a staggering 2,146 and Volvo engineer, Nils Bohlin, sucesfully received a patent for proper restraint systems for vehicle occupants – better known as the three point safety belt. Check back soon for the next video.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 2, 1925

 

This is the second of Fatality Free Friday’s 8 clip series highlighting history’s major road safety moments. 1925 saw the introduction of the Model T Ute by the newly formed Ford Motor Company of Australia and the official recording of Australia’s first National road toll figures.  Check back soon for the next episode.


Road Safety Through Time – Video 1, 1908

The Road Safety Through Time video series will highlight history’s major road safety moments by taking a journey into the past that features historic cars and special appearance of a replica Delorean time machine. 1908 saw the introduction of the Brush Runabout to Australian roads, New South Wales began recording its official State road toll and the first International Road Congress was held in Paris.

The 8 clip series will see a new video release every Friday.  Check back soon for the next episode.