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DEC
22

Double demerits reminder

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Double demerit points for some motoring offences will apply again this Christmas and New Year period.

From December 24 to January 3, any speeding, seatbelts and motorbike helmet offences will cost you double demerit points.

Remember drivers who use their mobile phones while driving during the period will now lose double demerit points as well.

So focus on the road this Christmas and enjoy your holidays.

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DEC
04

Should you buy a diesel car in Australia?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 04 December 2015

Considering that diesel cars have been the most affected by the global Volkswagen scandal, you might be thinking that this particular type of fuel might not be right to buy. However, assuming that the rest of the diesel cars in Australia are fine, there are many pros and cons associated with making the switch.

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DEC
02

Double demerits extended to mobile phone use

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 02 December 2015

As you pack up the car for a holiday this Christmas and look forward to a break away from it all, remember you are 20 times more likely to crash if you text while driving. It’s a sobering statistic – and statistics are based on the experiences of ordinary people.

This is why, for the first time, the NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay, is doubling demerit points for drivers who use their phones during the Christmas period from December 24 to January 3. It sounds tough, but as Minister Gay says:

“If I saved your life, I’ve done you a favour.”

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NOV
27

What is the Volkswagen scandal and why should you care?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Friday, 27 November 2015

If you've been paying any attention to automotive news this year, you might have heard of the ongoing saga of the Volkswagen scandal. Numerous news outlets have been reporting on the case, which involves millions of cars the world over - both diesel and petrol - and has not only caused former CEO and chair of Audi Martin Winterkorn to step down, but the company to report a loss for the first time in years.

We'll get to the specifics of the story in a moment, and why you should pay attention, but first let's put the whole thing into perspective.

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NOV
24

The state of Australian car safety

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 24 November 2015

For many Australians, safety is one of the most important factors to research when buying a new car. With driverless vehicles taking to our local roads and questions of safety arising as a result, now is perhaps also a perfect time to consider what advanced systems are making the cars we pilot ourselves safer for the community.

This is especially crucial considering the recent news headlines made by popular Korean marque Hyundai.

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