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FEB
13

Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

Friday, 13 February 2015

Article PhotoNSW drivers have saved approximately $70 million through half price licence renewals over the past two-and-a-half years, according to the latest report from Transport for NSW.

Motorists have saved up to $85 after changes to the scheme were announced in 2012.

Read more: Motorists save on Licence renewal costs

 
FEB
06

20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

Friday, 06 February 2015

Article PhotoThe New South Wales Government has just had its 20,000th young learner driver sign up for the Safer Drivers programme, meaning good news for all those on state roads.

The course was a project developed with consideration of the latest research by an independent road safety board, making it specially designed to aid young drivers. The aim of the Safe Drivers Course is to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to better prepare them for when they graduate to their P-Plates.

Read more: 20,000 learners signed on for Safer Drivers Course

 
JAN
23

Serial drink drivers face new interlock law from February 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Article PhotoRepeat drink driving offenders will find themselves faced with an additional hurdle before they start their engines from next month.

From February 1, NSW courts will introduce mandatory alcohol interlocks which will require drivers to pass an integrated breathalyser test before driving.

Read more: Serial drink drivers face new interlock law from February 2015

   
DEC
22

Double Demerits Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Monday, 22 December 2014

Double demerits will apply again this holiday season.

Double demerits commence at midnight on Tuesday 23 December and run until midnight on Sunday 4 January 2015.

Double demerits apply to speeding, seatbelt and motorbike helmet offences.

Demerit points impact in areas in addition to your driving licence.

Insurers use demerit points as a rating factor in determining the cost of green slip and comprehensive insurance.

Slow down over the holiday season and drive safely.

 
DEC
17

Drink drivers get the message

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.

Read more: Drink drivers get the message

   

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