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Distracted driving – what to do about it

Monday, 27 February 2017

In 2016, nearly three times as many men than women died in crashes on NSW roads. It’s a terrible statistic considering it is usually twice as many men who die. It is more shocking considering the efforts made to bring the road toll down.

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Dirty cars - The death of diesel?

Monday, 20 February 2017

It looks like diesel, once hailed as more efficient and less polluting than petrol, may be on the way out. While the VW saga drew attention to diesel emissions, it is not the only sign this fuel is losing favour.

The polluting effect of diesel is becoming clear.

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Parking fines: Move to Melbourne

Thursday, 16 February 2017

People who no longer live in Sydney often say they left because of traffic and parking headaches. Even Melburnians pay much lower fines for the same offences than Sydneysiders, who are racking up huge parking fines. Meanwhile, councillors in Adelaide are calling for CBD parking fines to be cut in half because they are deterring visitors.

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Why it’s not enough to get your hands off it

Monday, 13 February 2017

The Get your hand off it campaign, started in June 2013, warned against using hand-held mobile phones while driving. Yet Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has just found that using a hands-free mobile while driving is just as distracting as holding a mobile.

Read more: Why it’s not enough to get your hands off it

 
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Australians want fuel efficiency first

Monday, 06 February 2017

When Australians are buying a car, what is the biggest factor in their minds? You might think it is power, but 80% of buyers make fuel efficiency their top priority. A survey commissioned by Ford in 11 Asian countries found 29% of Australian buyers who end up choosing a powerful car regret they didn't pick a more fuel efficient one.

Read more: Australians want fuel efficiency first

   

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