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Distracted driving – what to do about it

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 27 February 2017

In 2016, nearly three times as many men than women died in crashes on NSW roads. It’s a terrible statistic considering it is usually twice as many men who die. It is more shocking considering the efforts made to bring the road toll down.

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Dirty cars - The death of diesel?

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 20 February 2017

It looks like diesel, once hailed as more efficient and less polluting than petrol, may be on the way out. While the VW saga drew attention to diesel emissions, it is not the only sign this fuel is losing favour.

The polluting effect of diesel is becoming clear.

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Parking fines: Move to Melbourne

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 16 February 2017

People who no longer live in Sydney often say they left because of traffic and parking headaches. Even Melburnians pay much lower fines for the same offences than Sydneysiders, who are racking up huge parking fines. Meanwhile, councillors in Adelaide are calling for CBD parking fines to be cut in half because they are deterring visitors.

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Why it’s not enough to get your hands off it

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 13 February 2017

The Get your hand off it campaign, started in June 2013, warned against using hand-held mobile phones while driving. Yet Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has just found that using a hands-free mobile while driving is just as distracting as holding a mobile.

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What’s happening to bicycle riding?

Posted in Sydney CBD Cycleways
Thursday, 09 February 2017

Copenhagen is bicycle city – there are now more bikes than cars! In 1970, there were about 350,000 cars and 100,000 bikes. Today, there are 265,700 bike riders compared to 253,600 car drivers, right in the heart of the city.

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