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Should traffic fines be based on income?

Posted in Traffic
Monday, 30 May 2016

New South Wales has the most expensive CTP insurance in Australia but, during 2014-15, South Australia had the highest average traffic fine of $410. A report by Australia Institute claims this hits low income earners too hard and proposes Australia adopt the Finnish method of basing fines on income.

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MAY
23

Queenslanders to be covered for lifetime injuries

Posted in Insurance
Monday, 23 May 2016

Every week about three Queenslanders suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries in a road crash. Yet Queensland is currently the only state or territory in Australia without a lifetime care and support scheme to come in by 1 July 2016.

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MAY
16

Should we have zero blood alcohol while driving?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 16 May 2016

Before you drive home from the pub after a couple of drinks, you need to consider what your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is. Alcohol was involved in 15% of fatal crashes in New South Wales during 2013-2015 and more than 20% of fatal crashes in Queensland in 2014-2015. Unfortunately, most people who die or hurt others while drink-driving are well over the legal BAC limit.

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MAY
09

Now you can be caught speeding on Facebook

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 09 May 2016

Speeding is the leading cause of death on NSW roads but, thanks to social media, even other drivers can let the NSW police know when you are speeding. NSW police use social media to broadcast messages about safe driving but they also get feedback from the public about what they see happening on the road.

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MAY
04

Congestion!

Posted in Traffic
Wednesday, 04 May 2016

You didn’t imagine this – it is taking longer for you to drive to work. Sydney’s roads are becoming more and more congested, peak hour is stretching out, and upgrading roads only makes a short-term difference.

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