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JAN
30

Are lower speed limits really safer?

Monday, 30 January 2017

In Australia, especially in cities and busy suburbs, speed limits are on the way down. The message is clear: speed kills. It makes sense that moving more slowly creates less impact if you are forced to stop. But what if moving too slowly changes the way you drive?

Read more: Are lower speed limits really safer?

 
JAN
27

New motorbikes – best sales in 7 years

Friday, 27 January 2017

Did you buy a new motorbike in 2016? You’re in good company. Sales of new motorbikes, all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and scooters in Australia lifted 6.6% from 2015 to 2016. People bought 114,783 shiny new motorbikes, ATVs and scooters during the year. This was the strongest result in 7 years.

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JAN
23

Should parking spaces be SUV sized?

Monday, 23 January 2017

Accidents in car parks are becoming more common. Many modern cars, especially SUVs, are simply too wide for old-style parking spaces and have scrapes on the sides to prove it.

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JAN
16

Cars are unaffordable to run in Sydney

Monday, 16 January 2017

According to a 2016 housing affordability survey, Sydney is the second most expensive in the world after Hong Kong. It’s no surprise that transport in Sydney is becoming very expensive, compared to other Australian cities. Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has just developed Australia’s first Transport Affordability Index to show exactly who pays what for transport, including car ownership and public transport.

Read more: Cars are unaffordable to run in Sydney

 
DEC
31

Will we bully self-driving cars?

Saturday, 31 December 2016

There are lots of stories in the press about driverless cars but most of them seem to focus on technology and safety. This story takes a more human view – how will drivers of conventional cars act towards self-driving cars? A recent study by London School of Economics and Goodyear suggests some drivers could be tempted to bully them!

Read more: Will we bully self-driving cars?

   

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