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Pink Slip or Not

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.

Read more: Pink Slip or Not

 
MAY
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What is the Safer Drivers Course

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.

Read more: What is the Safer Drivers Course

 
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Getting your motorcycle license in NSW

Monday, 19 May 2014

Article PhotoDrivers must share the road with many different kinds of vehicles, from trucks and buses to motorcycles. Accidents can happen at any time, and that is where ctp green slip insurance comes in handy to cover any third parties that may be injured or killed as a result of a road incident. This policy extends to motorbike riders as well, so it's important to compare green slip quotes.

If you haven't yet achieved your motorcycle licence in New South Wales, here are the stages you will be required to go through.

Read more: Getting your motorcycle license in NSW

   
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09

Teaching your teen to drive safely on the roads

Friday, 09 May 2014

For most teens, getting their full license is a mark of pride and a big step on the way to becoming a fully fledged adult. However, as a parent you have an important role in making sure your teenager is a safe and responsible driver before they hit the roads.

It's an unfortunate fact that younger drivers tend to be more at risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the The George Institute Young Driver Fact Base, injury is the single biggest cause of death in Australian youth and 45 per cent of these fatalities are due to road crashes.

Hospital data for young Australians supports this statement, with drivers involved in a road traffic incident making up almost half the amount of hospitalisations in this group. Young drivers between 17-25 years of age make up one-quarter of all Australian road deaths, but they represent just 10-15 per cent of the total number of licensed drivers in Australia.

Males in the 17-25 year old age group are also more at risk than females. One-third of all speeding drivers and passengers involved in fatal crashes are males in this category, compared to 6 per cent of females.

Read more: Teaching your teen to drive safely on the roads

 
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How do you obtain a driver's licence in NSW?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Article PhotoAs with all the other states and territories, drivers in New South Wales must go through a strict testing system before being qualified to use the roads. According to the Roads & Maritime Services in NSW, data from the first quarter of this year indicated there were 311,639 learner licence holders in the state.

Read more: How do you obtain a driver's licence in NSW?

   

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