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DEC
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ANCAP awards first 2015 five star safety ratings

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 22 December 2014

Article PhotoAs 2015 approaches, dozens of manufacturers are eagerly waiting for the start of the new year to release their next generation of models.

While some of 2015's vehicles might not be on sale yet, they are under the microscope of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The crash-test authority has carried out trials on more than 500 vehicle models over the past 20 years to gauge how safe they are for the Australian public.

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DEC
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Drink drivers get the message

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Article PhotoAccording to Transport for NSW, drink driving is a factor in around 20 per cent of all fatal accidents in the state, but a recent campaign has highlighted the improving attitudes of motorists.

Operation Drink Drive 2 was conducted in early November, with authorities stopping and breath-testing drivers on NSW's major highways as well as suburban and country roads. This year saw the operation open its net wider to test more motorists across a larger catchment area.

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DEC
16

Australia's Best Cars for 2014 announced

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Article PhotoAs we enter the business end of 2014, many people might be starting to think about 2015 and perhaps a new car.

For those considering a new car, the recently announced winners of Australia's Best Cars awards might help with the decision.

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DEC
11

Government to target drivers using disabled parking spaces illegally

Posted in Traffic
Thursday, 11 December 2014

Article PhotoAs demand for parking spaces increases, NSW authorities are seeing a rise in motorists using disabled car parking spaces illegally.

As a result of driver behaviour, the NSW government has announced a tough approach to crackdown on this conduct.

New month, new penalty

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DEC
10

Operation Shield illustrates heavy vehicle highs and lows

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Article PhotoThere is no doubt that the freight industry is one of the most important sectors for NSW.

It is vital for truck operators and drivers to ensure their vehicles are safe and compliant and that the green slip and registration is up to date.

For all the benefits that this industry brings to NSW, there are also a number of road-related issues. It is important for the government and police to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all road users.

The latest example of this has recently wrapped up - Operation Shield. The collaboration between Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce Officers from the NSW Police Force Traffic & Highway Patrol Command and Maritime Services Inspectors saw heavy vehicles checked at 15 locations across the state during the first week of December.

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