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JAN
30

Slow down for Schools: Police urge caution

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 30 January 2015

Article PhotoAs another school year begins, drivers need to be increasingly vigilant of young children on the road. Whether around school zones or neighbourhoods where kids may be walking home, keep an eye out for school kids no matter how slow you're driving.

See the signs, slow down to 40km/h

As schools return throughout New South Wales, police are reminding motorists to slow down to 40km/h in designated school zones. This speed reduction applies from 8am to 9.30am and again as the school day ends between 2.30pm and 4pm.

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JAN
28

Automatic or Manual. Which is safer?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Auto or Manual?You might feel that stepping into your car and heading out into the traffic is taking your life in your hands. The media constantly reminds us that some people are consumed by that phenomenon known as ‘road rage’, while others drive dangerously due to drugs or alcohol – or just plain stupidity, it seems.

While studies show that young drivers are at the most risk of accidents, not much has been mentioned about the kind of transmission their car has, or if it plays a part in accidents.

For those who don’t want a 4WD with a bull-bar to help ensure their safety in an accident, let’s think about the ordinary family sedan….. manual or automatic transmission. Is one really safer than the other?

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JAN
23

Serial drink drivers face new interlock law from February 2015

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 23 January 2015

Article PhotoRepeat drink driving offenders will find themselves faced with an additional hurdle before they start their engines from next month.

From February 1, NSW courts will introduce mandatory alcohol interlocks which will require drivers to pass an integrated breathalyser test before driving.

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JAN
21

Police advising caution on NSW roads after multiple crashes

Posted in Sydney CBD Cycleways
Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Article PhotoIt's not the way police wanted to start the year.

The New South Wales Police Force has issued a public plea for caution on the state's roads after the weekend's seven fatal crashes.

In the short period from New Year's Day up to January 19, NSW Police have reported 21 fatalities on the road. The majority have been due to car crashes, with 11 of the drivers killed, as well as two passengers and seven motorcyclists. A pedestrian has also been identified as one of the casualties so far.

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JAN
20

2014 car sales to top 1.1 million

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Article PhotoThere is no doubt that the Australian automotive industry had a rough 2014. From difficult market conditions to lower consumer confidence, some insiders had written off the year even before its halfway mark.

However, according to statistics released on January 6 by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), more than 1.1 million new vehicles were sold in 2014 - just the third time that this has occurred in Australia.

In fact, 1,113,224 new vehicles were bought by both consumers, businesses and governments, making 2014 one of the more positive years in recent times.

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