World Solar Challenge: The Hazards

Driving across Australia is a wonderful experience, but here are some things that participants in the World Solar Challenge will have to watch out for, as they race from Darwin to Adelaide along the Stuart Highway this October. Let’s hope the race goes smoothly for all the teams!


Heat – average October max temperatures approach 38°C (map data from worldclim.org)


Kangaroos on the road can do enormous damage in the event of a collision (photo: “Jpp”)


Road trains passing on the road require great care (photo: Thomas Schoch)


The speed limit change from 130 to 110 km/h at the South Australian border needs to be remembered – in the past, police have pulled over race participants for speeding (photo: Cuddy Wifter)

Willy willys can blow the lighter cars around

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