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FEB
10

Australians love their SUVs

Posted in Automotive
Wednesday, 10 February 2016

During 2015, more Australians than ever went out to buy themselves a new motor vehicle. They bought 1,155,408 new passenger cars, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and commercial vehicles. This was 3.8% more than in 2014 and it broke the record set in 2013.

SUVs were so popular, sales grew 15.9% and they made up a whopping 35.4% of the market, up from 31.7% in 2014. In fact, Australians bought more SUVs than small cars, even though small cars made up four of the top 10 bestsellers.

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FEB
04

New laws for cyclists

Posted in Driver Courtesy
Thursday, 04 February 2016

More people are riding bikes these days and, without dedicated bike tracks, have to share the roads with motor vehicles. This can be dangerous, as an average of 11 riders are killed and 1,500 seriously injured in NSW every year.

Minimum passing distance

Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay, has introduced Minimum Passing Distance legislation from 1 March 2016 to help make NSW roads safer.

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JAN
27

Now it’s easier to find cheaper petrol

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Thanks to action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACC), motorists will be able to find the cheapest petrol nearby in real time.

Many motorists will welcome this information, especially now that oil prices are at an 11-year low but petrol profit margins, around 15.1 cents a litre, are higher than ever. Petrol prices vary considerably between cities and regional centres and within cities too.

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JAN
20

Renew rego online for national parks discount

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Many motorists who renew their registration online can get $15 off one of two popular passes to national parks throughout NSW.

The discount applies now - from 20 December 2015 to December 2016 – for one 12-month, annual All Park or Multi-Park Pass.

   
JAN
18

Windscreen washers, only in Canberra

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 18 January 2016

Next time you are stopped at an intersection and waiting for the lights to change, you may be approached by somebody wielding a squeegee. Yet, walking into the road to wash somebody’s windscreen is an offence everywhere in Australia – except in Canberra.

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