FAST ‘N’ CURIOUS
The right-hand drive conversion of the RAM 2500 pick-up by Walkinshaw in Melbourne for American Special Vehicles could lead to an extended import program with the smaller 1500 RAM that rivals the iconic Ford F150. Fiat Chrysler Automotive is assessing the quality of the Australian conversion workto see if it is suitable for a larger-scale import program on a full factory model.
Race and rally drivers are being polled to see if their training and experience can provide a positive influence for driving. The Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Queensland University of Technology are researching how involvement in motorsport relates to driving on public roads.
PITCH TO THE LEFT
A push for full-time adoption of a left-turn-on-red light rule in Queensland is gathering pace after successful trials in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate, says there were no major incidents in the trial and he wants the left-turn regulation in the state’s road rules.