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JUL
25

Do we need to own a car?

Monday, 25 July 2016

Your car spends about 95% of the time sitting in a garage – yours or somebody else’s – and only 5% of time doing the work it’s designed for. It’s surprising that we so readily accept paying so much for something that just sits around.

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JUL
19

How easily cars float in a flood

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Extreme weather is a fact of life in Australia and recent storms along the East Coast have hammered people and property. A few unlucky ones have tried to drive through dangerous flash floods and lost their lives.

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JUL
04

The voice in your car

Monday, 04 July 2016

How many drivers these days have a tattered copy of the local map book in their glove box? Chances are you are one of many motorists in Australia using car navigation systems or satnavs. But do you find your satnav distracting? Do you find you have to stop talking to your passengers so you can follow its instructions?

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JUN
27

Driving is not what it used to be

Monday, 27 June 2016

If the future of driving is self-driving cars, then what’s happening now? Car manufacturers are introducing all kinds of clever ideas to entertain and protect drivers – and pedestrians too.

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MAY
16

Should we have zero blood alcohol while driving?

Monday, 16 May 2016

Before you drive home from the pub after a couple of drinks, you need to consider what your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is. Alcohol was involved in 15% of fatal crashes in New South Wales during 2013-2015 and more than 20% of fatal crashes in Queensland in 2014-2015. Unfortunately, most people who die or hurt others while drink-driving are well over the legal BAC limit.

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