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Horns that quack like a duck

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 04 September 2017

Living on a crossroads in a busy suburb, we hear drivers honking their horns regularly. We even call it “the daily honk”. But what if, instead of the grating klaxon, we heard the quacking of a duck?

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Texting kills

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 28 August 2017

Sydney Swans players, Kieren Jack, Sam Reid, Callum Sinclair and Heath Grundy, appear in a funny, new road safety video. The video, Get your hands off it. There’s no excuse., shows younger drivers they must put mobiles right out of sight while driving.

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The decline of LPG

Posted in Automotive
Monday, 21 August 2017

It was not so long ago the NSW government was offering rebates for owners to convert their vehicles to LPG. Times have changed. Now there is little incentive to switch to LPG and alternative fuels are available and more appealing. It means LPG bowsers are disappearing from service stations.

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What to do about congestion

Posted in Traffic
Monday, 14 August 2017

Whether they call it “traffic”, “jams”, “gridlock” or “congestion”, drivers everywhere are tired of it. Authorities in cities all over the world are trying to find ways to reduce it. Some take a supply approach – build more roads – and others take a demand approach – try to change the way people travel around.

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Dangers of programming satnavs

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 07 August 2017

Around 450,000 drivers in Australia are using satnavs in their vehicles to find their way around. Others use GPS apps on their phones to find maps or to get directions. But not everyone knows the rules for using satnavs while driving – and just how dangerous their use can be.

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