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JUL
10

Quad bikes are not toys

Monday, 10 July 2017

This year, already five people have tragically died in quad bike accidents. Quad bikes, or ATVs (all terrain vehicles) are often used on farms and not usually registered for sealed roads. Unfortunately, people use them in unintended ways or are too young or unfit to ride them safely. The NSW government has set out to stop this worrying trend.

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JUL
03

Our love affair with SUVs and Utes

Monday, 03 July 2017

Australians have a love affair with SUVs and Utes, if sales of new vehicles in March are anything to go by. Of the 105,410 vehicles sold in March 2017, 60% of them were light commercial and sports utility vehicles. What’s more, three of the top 5 sellers were Utes:

 
JUN
26

High tolls for trucks

Monday, 26 June 2017

Tolls for trucks are on the way up. Whether you drive a truck or a passenger vehicle, these tolls will hit your pocket eventually. As truck tolls cost three times more than light vehicle tolls, goods that trucks carry must become more expensive.

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JUN
05

The secrets of road tolls

Monday, 05 June 2017

The NSW inquiry into road tolling began in April 2017 with the intention to remove the secrecy surrounding tolling. Even though road tolls can and do cost motorists thousands of dollars a year, we don’t know much about the road tolling system.

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MAY
29

Time to disable mobile phones in cars

Monday, 29 May 2017

Most drivers know the importance of keeping their eyes on the road. Even at the relatively low speed of 60 kmh, if you look at your phone for only 2 seconds, you travel 33 metres blind. Too many drivers are regularly travelling blind because of mobile phone use.

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