Overdrive Program – Safety Challenge, Clever aps, Parking scam


Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that takes a broad look at how cars and transport impact our community.

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. Winners of traffic safety innovation challenge
  2. New app to help vision or hearing impaired
  3. Parking Policy in the Smartphone City
  4. Govt claims bull bar vindication
  5. Motorcycle lane-splitting study finds: the more speed, the more danger
  6. Transperth aims to foster empathy among commuters with new portrait campaign


In our feature interview we talk history.  We speak to Tony Gee who in 1957 as a recent graduate was given the role of designing the Gladesville Bridge – at the time the longest concrete bridge in the world.

And we road test the Tunland Foton with Tim O’Brien

And in our panel discussion with Brian Smith and Errol Smith

  1. Cars that get the most tickets (in the US)
  2. Greyhound bus company celebrates 100 years in the United States


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