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The decline of the old-fashioned Aussie day trip

Posted in Motor Vehicle
Thursday, 23 October 2014

Article PhotoAustralians are known for our laid back demeanour and appetite for adventure. With a country as vast and varied - from spectacular desert settings to sub-tropical rainforests, there is plenty to see and do in just a day.

However, according to a recent Roy Morgan survey, most of us don't even have a day to spend enjoying the great outdoors and undertake a good old-fashioned Aussie road trip anymore.

With job commitments increasing and children immersed in laptops and tablets, it is becoming rarer to see a family pack the car and head out for a day of adventure.

Based on the results of close to 17,000 respondents, just 36.9 per cent of Australians aged 14+ had taken a day trip by car in the year to June 2014. This was down from 41.1 per cent in June 2010.

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Will driverless cars render car insurance pointless

Posted in Insurance
Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The thought of a computer operating your car while you sit back sounds like something you would read about in a science fiction novel. However, driverless cars are already being experimented with in Japan and could very well replace human drivers within the next decade or two. The notion of driverless cars sounds appealing; a computer, after all, is not prone to human negligence or making potentially fatal errors in judgment, such as getting behind the wheel intoxicated or texting while on the road.

For the most part, driverless vehicles represent a step in the right direction, both in terms of technology and reducing road accidents, which ultimately translates to saving lives. This also renders car insurance obsolete, which has some in the industry worrying.

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Australian car sales results show positive signs

Posted in Automotive
Friday, 17 October 2014

Article PhotoFor a number of months, the Australian car market has been struggling under the weight of poor consumer confidence. However, a recent announcement from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) suggests the market is beginning to move in the right direction.

Local consumers bought close to 95,000 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in September. This represents an increase of 2.5 per cent over the same period in 2013.

It is interesting to note that this is the first positive result this year and signals the start of the warmer months where consumer are usually more willing to purchase a new vehicle.

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What is the most disliked road in NSW?

Posted in Traffic
Thursday, 09 October 2014

If every road was a dream, then we probably would have many less road rage incidents, accidents and congestion to deal with on an everyday basis. However, in reality, this isn't the case and there are countless roads that really get us down.

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NSW eliminating more speed cameras

Posted in Traffic
Friday, 03 October 2014

The NSW government has announced the removal of more speed cameras.

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