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NOV
27

Change the law for driverless cars

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 27 November 2017

If driverless cars are going to work on Australian roads, then we have to change many of our existing laws. For example, what is the definition of a driver? National Transport Commission (NTC) invited stakeholders to have a say on this crucial change coming to Australian roads.

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NOV
20

Too many still dying on the roads

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 20 November 2017

Around 1,200 people die on Australian roads each year and 800 are seriously injured each week. Towards Zero recognises there’s no acceptable level of death or injury on the roads. Yet the annual road toll has fallen only 13% since 2010, well short of the National Road Safety Strategy 2020 target of at least 30% drop.

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NOV
13

New rules for young drivers

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 13 November 2017

Novice drivers need to know about three changes to graduated licensing in NSW starting from 20 November 2017. These changes apply to learner, P1 and P2 drivers.

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NOV
06

Results of road tolling inquiry

Posted in Traffic
Monday, 06 November 2017

The senate inquiry into road tolls in NSW has just released an eye-opening report. It recommends more transparency in tolling agreements and the companies involved with them. Motorists have no idea how much of their tax, or their tolls, is going to private financiers to bear which risks. Nor how much profit these companies expect from public infrastructure.

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OCT
30

Special bays for manic texters

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 30 October 2017

Texting while driving is dangerous and breaks the road rules in most modern societies today. Even so, many people still admit to texting, which suggests the urge to do it is quite irresistible. This is the thinking behind the recent WA trial of “texting bays” where motorists were encouraged to pull over and text.

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