Corrina Baird

Writer and expert

Corrina used to lend her car to her kids and discovered first hand what Ls, Ps and demerits mean for greenslips. After 20 years of writing and research in financial services, she’s an expert in the NSW CTP scheme. Read more about Corrina

Save money on caravan rego and tolls

If you want to take your next holiday in a caravan, you’re not alone. The caravan and mobile home industry is certainly thriving now. Parents with young children are the single biggest group in the buoyant caravanning crowd. Find out how you can save money on caravan rego and tolls. Read More

recalls road safety

Road safety: What and how we drive has just read a huge report from the national Joint Select Committee on Road Safety. It contains hundreds of ideas about road safety in Australia and how to improve it. Last week, looked at roads themselves. This week, we look at more personal aspects of road safety, such as what and how we drive. Read More

Can P platers drive high performance cars?

Learners who’ve just passed their driving test can enjoy the freedoms of being on P plates. But they still have to wait for some of the benefits of having a full licence. One is being able to drive any car they like, especially a high performance vehicle. Find out what P platers can and can’t do and what cars they can drive. Read More

Do you want this new car tech?

New cars increasingly carry new driver assistance technologies. They are designed to help you drive more efficiently and safely. But what if they don’t help all the time? Studies show it’s still too early to rely on them. At the same time, drivers want tech that helps them keep control of their vehicle, rather than tech that takes control away. Read More

Road safety: Much more than safety of roads Part 1

A huge report from the national Joint Select Committee on Road Safety has been released. It has hundreds of ideas about road safety in Australia and how it can be improved. has chosen a few interesting ideas. While there’s a lot more to road safety than safe roads, Part 1 is about roads. Read More

How much it costs to park in Sydney

It can cost up to $7.60 to park on the street in Sydney. That’s relatively cheap compared to going to the beach. It’s $9 per hour at Balmoral Beach in summer or $10 per hour ($15 in a car park) at Manly Beach. Is Sydney’s parking the most expensive in the world? Read More

Nobody wants passenger cars anymore

Only one passenger car entered the Top 10 sales charts in February 2022, the first time on record. Australians have made a big shift in their preferences. After all, the last time passenger cars outsold SUVs was in 2016. Is it true nobody wants passenger cars anymore? Read More

What happens if my vehicle is unregistered?

It’s illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle and you can pay heavy penalties. However, you can get a permit to drive an unregistered vehicle in certain cases. If you don’t want to re-register a vehicle for any reason, you can cancel registration altogether. Read More

Why don’t we stop drink driving?

How often do you see police cars lined up to random breath test passing drivers? It was much less common in 2020, yet a bigger percentage of drivers had illegal alcohol levels in their blood. The NRMA claims we’ve become more complacent about drink driving, but are there other reasons? Why don’t we stop drink driving?

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