Overdrive Program: Road Pricing – P-Plate danger – Floating cycle way

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that takes an expansive look at the world of cars and transport.

I’m David Brown

This program and extended segments of the feature interview, road test and panel discussion are also available on the website at

In this program we look at news stories from around the world including:

  1. Australia’s congestion may force us to implement road user pricing
  2. P-platers driving without a parent: double the risk, double the death rate
  3. Cyclists break road rules to stay safe
  4. Lexus has a major recall
  5. Melbourne rickshaws could obstruct traffic and pose a ‘safety risk’ to cyclists
  6. Plans for £600m ‘floating cycleway’ along south bank of Thames
  7. Survey finds one third of parents witness near misses outside schools


In our feature interview we talk to Steve Glenney who has raced a plug-in hybrid vehicle through the outback of Australia

Our road test this week is the Honda City

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith

  1. NRMA and V8 supercars team up for the Sydney NRMA 500/Bathurst 1000
  2. Singing road’ built for social experiment TV show

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