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JAN
19

Paying extra for parking spaces

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 19 January 2015

Article PhotoAcross Sydney and other parts of NSW, parking can be difficult and expensive.

While some local councils and the state government are working hard to increase the number of parking spaces, a new study has found that parking meters might be the overarching problem.

According to new parking app provider CellOPark, Australians are spending around $15 million extra as a result of 'parking fine paranoia'. Essentially, motorists are deliberately overfeeding parking meters by an average of $2 each time to avoid fines.

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DEC
22

Double Demerits Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Monday, 22 December 2014

Double demerits will apply again this holiday season.

Double demerits commence at midnight on Tuesday 23 December and run until midnight on Sunday 4 January 2015.

Double demerits apply to speeding, seatbelt and motorbike helmet offences.

Demerit points impact in areas in addition to your driving licence.

Insurers use demerit points as a rating factor in determining the cost of green slip and comprehensive insurance.

Slow down over the holiday season and drive safely.

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DEC
22

ANCAP awards first 2015 five star safety ratings

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Monday, 22 December 2014

Article PhotoAs 2015 approaches, dozens of manufacturers are eagerly waiting for the start of the new year to release their next generation of models.

While some of 2015's vehicles might not be on sale yet, they are under the microscope of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The crash-test authority has carried out trials on more than 500 vehicle models over the past 20 years to gauge how safe they are for the Australian public.

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DEC
17

Drink drivers get the message

Posted in Licencing & Registration
Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Article PhotoAccording to Transport for NSW, drink driving is a factor in around 20 per cent of all fatal accidents in the state, but a recent campaign has highlighted the improving attitudes of motorists.

Operation Drink Drive 2 was conducted in early November, with authorities stopping and breath-testing drivers on NSW's major highways as well as suburban and country roads. This year saw the operation open its net wider to test more motorists across a larger catchment area.

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DEC
16

Australia's Best Cars for 2014 announced

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Article PhotoAs we enter the business end of 2014, many people might be starting to think about 2015 and perhaps a new car.

For those considering a new car, the recently announced winners of Australia's Best Cars awards might help with the decision.

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