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JUN
06

Sydney CBD Pedestrians

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 06 June 2014

We announced in a news article that the NSW Government is creating a 40km/h speed limit zone in the Sydney CBD, from the end of 2014.

Pedestrian safety is the main factor for the new speed zone.

As a driver who drives in the Sydney CBD every week day, it seems to me that there are other issues which need to be resolved and which will greatly increase pedestrian safety.

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JUN
06

Double Demerits Weekend June 2014

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Friday, 06 June 2014

The long weekend is about to start....

Do not forget that double demerits are in place.

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JUN
05

Pink Slip or Not

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 05 June 2014

In a news article we advised that NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay has announced that pink slips will be valid for six months, starting in January 2015.

Pink slips, known as e-Safety Checks, are currently valid for six weeks.

The change is designed to give vehicle owners greater flexibilty as to when they acquire the pink slip. For example, a pink slip can be acquired at the time of a regular service, rather than requiring a special trip to an authorised inspection station within six weeks before the registration due date.

It seems that there are some issues with the change.

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29

What is the Safer Drivers Course

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Thursday, 29 May 2014

The journey to achieving a driver's licence in New South Wales involves several different steps. This is understandable, as responsible driving is key for ensuring the safety of everyone using the road.

However, it does mean that most drivers will have to wait a significant amount of time before progressing to a full and unrestricted licence. For eligible drivers wishing to accelerate the process while also gaining valuable skills in low-risk defensive driving, the new Safer Drivers Course may be a useful alternative.

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Driving with a trailer: Important safety tips

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 26 May 2014

Every time you get behind the wheel of a car is a different experience. Whether it's the route you're travelling, the people you have with you, the conditions outside the car or the type of vehicle you're driving, you need to be alert and aware at all times to ensure that every journey is a safe one.

For example, if you should ever need to drive with a trailer, there are some important safety precautions to keep in mind. A trailer is an added element to the driving experience that requires some extra knowledge and skill to tow safely.

All types of trailers (including caravans) can affect the handling of your car. You need to take into account the potential effects on fuel consumption, acceleration, braking ability, control and manoeuvrability.

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