Blue Datto in the News

Blue Datto is extremely grateful for the ongoing support we receive from local and national media who help us raise awareness and tell our story. In case you missed them, here are some recent stories featuring the Blue Datto Foundation.

A Current Affair

 

Sydney Morning Herald

Secondhand danger: Old cars increase risk for younger drivers, research shows By Julie Power 

NSW’s youngest and most at-risk drivers are continuing to drive vehicles older than 10 years, which tests have shown may quadruple their chances of being killed or seriously injured in a crashNearly 80 per cent of young drivers under 20 who died and 71 per cent of those who seriously injured in car crashes on the state’s roads in the past five years were driving cars older than 10 years, an expert from the NSW Centre for Road Safety told a seminar of safety experts last week.

Nearly 80 per cent of young drivers under 20 who died and 71 per cent of those who seriously injured in car crashes on the state’s roads in the past five years were driving cars older than 10 years, an expert from the NSW Centre for Road Safety told a seminar of safety experts last week.

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Central Coast Express Advocate

Blue Datto road safety campaign revs up on the Coast By Richard Noone

They are two top rankings the Central Coast could well do without. There have been 146 ­“novice drivers” — motorists on their L or P plates — clocked travelling more than 45km/h over the signposted limit so far this year in NSW. Nine were charged in the Brisbane Water command, ranking the area the third worst in NSW only behind Cootamundra with 11 and the Hume command, covering Goulburn and surrounds, with 28. And, according to crash data, the Central Coast ranks second in the State for the most fatalities and serious injuries over the past five years.

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Penrith Press

Family drive home important message to save lives on roads By Kurt Gardoll

The Vassallo family are offering so much to teenagers after losing so much themselves three years ago. Mother Colleen and daughter Lauren both run the Blue Datto Foundation, visiting high schools to teach the importance of driver safety to teenagers. They started the foundation after son and brother, Philip, was killed, aged just 17, while driving his beloved blue Datsun ute in July 2014.

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