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A focus on driver distractions

Posted in Traffic
Thursday, 04 September 2014

NSW's "Get Your Hand Off It" mobile phone distraction campaign, in operation since June 2013, has already been credited with preventing many accidents. However, some powerful sporting stars have thrown their weight towards the campaign to give it another boost.

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Second hand vehicles from overseas - not well received

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 01 September 2014

Recent statistics indicate that the Australian car market is one of the most competitive in the world and is beginning to pick up after a number of slow months.

The Productivity Commission's final report for its Inquiry into Australia's Automotive Manufacturing Industry has been released. In the report, the commission said relaxing the restrictions on imported second-hand vehicles into the country would have a number of benefits to consumers including lower prices, improved features and greater choice.

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Common sense sought by authorities

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 28 August 2014

For a number of years, some of NSW's road rules have been behind the rest of Australia. Whether through the inconsistencies of previous governments or other states improving their legislation ahead of NSW, some motorists have found themselves on the wrong side of law simply because they have crossed the border.

From 1 September, however, 15 minor amendments will come into force and there will be greater consistency between all the Australian states and territories. Many of the amendments have been described as common sense as in the past there have been small loopholes in the system.

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Interlocks law passes NSW Parliament

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

All NSW road users should be safer in the future, with the alcohol interlock device law passing the state parliament this month (August 2014).

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ACCC takes fuel retail giants to court

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun proceedings in the Federal Court against Coles, Woolworths, BP, Caltex, 7-Eleven and fuel price information service 'Informed Sources'.

ACCC's initial investigations focus on the Melbourne fuel market, but could set a precedent across the country in the coming months. It is alleged the fuel price information (updated in 15 minute intervals) supplied to Informed Sources is being used by rival retailers to spike costs.

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