Yesterday afternoon, another serious traffic accident occurred on the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne.A bus full of passengers hit a tree near Glenaire, resulting in 16 injuries!
These include:A 69-year-old Chinese grandmother whose life is in danger,Three passengers were injured but not life-threatening, and XNUMX passengers were slightly injured.
As for the cause of the accident, it is under investigation...
Great Ocean Road Week:Frequent traffic accidents
Some people only know that the "Great Ocean Road" is a popular attraction, but they don't know that it is also the "Devil's Road" with frequent car accidents.
Just last week, there were multiple car accidents on the Great Ocean Road.The most serious one resulted in 2 deaths, 5 injuries and life-threatening risks!
Last Friday (October 10), a 25-year-old man drove in a car accident in the Winchelsea area. The vehicle almost directly overturned on the road.The driver was lucky enough to get his life back. A young passenger was seriously injured.The two were rushed to the hospital by an emergency helicopter.
Last Saturday (October 10) around 26 pm, three cars collided on Bacchus Marsh-Geelong Road.One man and two women died on the spot.In addition, a passenger and a boy were also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Also last week, a man was driving near Waurn Ponds,The vehicle suddenly deviated from the track and crashed into a telephone pole. The body fell apart on the spot. The scene was terrible.
The driver is also being rescued and is not out of danger.
There are too many examples like this... I also hope that drivers will be safe when going out!
Great Ocean Road turned into "Devil Road"
In recent years, self-driving accidents by tourists in Australia have continued.从2012年7月到2017年6月，海外游客的在大洋路上的车祸事故率占21%。
Another 31% were in head-on collision accidents,The reason is probably that overseas tourists are used to the right way in their own country(Australia’s driving habits are left-handed.) I came to Australia smoothly, causing others to be harmed because of my own fault.
It's hard to deny,A large number of overseas drivers involved in the "Great Ocean Road" incident were "Chinese tourists."
Today, at the "high-risk intersection" of the Great Ocean Road, the Australian government has stated that it has invested 1 million Australian dollars to upgrade its road safety, and it has also added "Chinese and English" signs.
Pay attention to Australian traffic regulations
Look at the old drivers too!
Australia follows the principle of driving on the left, with the driver's seat on the right. On multi-lane roads where the speed limit exceeds 80km/h, drivers cannot drive on the rightmost lane unless they are overtaking, turning right, turning around, or driving in a crowded area. Old drivers who are accustomed to driving in China must be cautious when driving after coming to Australia. Life safety is not a trifle.
Australian traffic laws require all people in the car to wear seat belts, including the driver, front passenger seat and rear passengers. In fact, people who have stayed in Australia for a long time should wear a seat belt first.
In Australia, drivers must provide age-appropriate infant cabins or child safety seats for children under 7 years old, and under no circumstances should children under 4 years old sit in the front row.
It is recommended to maintain a safe distance of 3 seconds. 1.5 seconds of reaction time plus 1.5 seconds of action and braking.
As in China, most traffic accidents in Australia occur at intersections, where vehicles turn and merge, so giving way is an important part of Australian traffic.
There is a feeling of driving in Australia, that is: the largest pedestrian. Regardless of whether there are traffic lights, when you see pedestrians in front of the sidewalk, you must consciously slow down and stop, and be courteous to pedestrians.
Crossroads: When driving a turn at an intersection, if you encounter oncoming straight vehicles, oncoming left-turning vehicles, and any vehicles coming from the right, you must let the other party go first.
T-shaped intersection: At a T-shaped intersection, unless the road signs indicate otherwise, vehicles driving on the terminating road must give way to any vehicles and pedestrians on the extended road ahead.
Roundabout area: The roundabout in Australia drives in a clockwise direction, and the driver needs to give way to those already in the roundabout or all vehicles on the right. The driver needs to give an indicator light before entering the roundabout until he leaves the roundabout. The only thing you don't need to give an indicator light is when you go straight.
Merging: If there is no lane marking, the driver must give way to the vehicle that is about to merge in front.
If you are driving in a lane that is about to merge (there is a lane marking), you should give way to the vehicle ahead before merging.
U-turn: The conditions for a U-turn are different, but when the driving lane is a solid line, the driver cannot cross any solid line to make a U-turn.
Australia’s penalties for using mobile phones when driving for the first time have been increased from 3 points to 4 points, with heavy fines.
When driving, mobile phones are equipped with safe, commercially manufactured hands-free devices in those cars, and these devices can be used in cars where the line of sight is not affected. The situation where a mobile phone can be used without a car hands-free device is that the driver does not touch any part of the mobile phone with his hands, such as Bluetooth or voice activation.
When the car is parked at a traffic light, including when waiting for a red light, mobile phones are also not allowed.
When you encounter a yellow light or a yellow arrow, you don’t have to speed up, you have to stop (unless the parking is unsafe)-this is also a misunderstanding of many people.
Many people often use the accelerator pedal when encountering a yellow light, but in fact, the area where the traffic light is located is often a high-risk area.
This provision is worth noting. If some non-government schools do not open their doors on the normal school day, the speed limit rules will remain unchanged, and drivers must still limit the speed according to the signs. In addition, the speed limit rules in the school area are also applicable during school holidays and must be followed.
1. No Stopping / NoStanding area: No parking is allowed at any time, unless there is physical discomfort or other emergency situations. Starting from February 2015, 2, violations of Noparking in SchoolZone will be fined $1 and deducted 173 points.
2. No Parking area: In the No Parking area, the parking time cannot exceed 2 minutes, and the driver needs to be in the car, or the driver cannot be more than 3 meters away from the car. Starting February 2015, 2, parking on the sidewalk of SchoolZone will be fined $1 and 415 points will be deducted.
3. Disabled parking spaces: Anyone who illegally parks in a disabled parking space at any time from 2015 will be fined $519 and 1 point deducted.
4. Loading Zone area: Private cars can temporarily park in Loading Zone, but only to pick up and drop off people, otherwise they will be fined $104!
Reference website: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules
Everyone must pay attention to safety!