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Pricier green slips for people who drive a lot

Monday, 01 August 2016

Taxi drivers are used to paying around $7,800 for a green slip, compared to private motorists, who pay around $700. Since Uber and GoCatch entered the “point-to-point” market, private motorists pay the lower price while using their cars for ridesharing.

Read more: Pricier green slips for people who drive a lot


Renew your licence online

Friday, 08 July 2016

It’s one of those things you’d rather not have to do, but everyone must renew their drivers licence. In the old days, you had to find the nearest registry, take a ticket and wait for your turn for a photograph and an eye test.

Things have changed – now you can do it online.

Read more: Renew your licence online


Now you can be caught speeding on Facebook

Monday, 09 May 2016

Speeding is the leading cause of death on NSW roads but, thanks to social media, even other drivers can let the NSW police know when you are speeding. NSW police use social media to broadcast messages about safe driving but they also get feedback from the public about what they see happening on the road.

Read more: Now you can be caught speeding on Facebook


The downside of sticker-less registration

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

In January 2013, the NSW government abolished registration for light vehicles, effectively 97% of vehicles then registered in NSW. An official review at the time said Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) would save $575,000 a year spent on printing and posting them. Victoria abolished stickers in January 2014 and Queensland recently followed suit.

Read more: The downside of sticker-less registration


Demerit points explained

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Not many drivers are likely to know exactly how many demerit points apply for driving offences in NSW. But since the introduction in 1997 of double demerits during busy holiday times, you can very quickly reach the limit and have your driving licence suspended or renewal refused.

Read more: Demerit points explained


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