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Why don’t we like parallel parking?

Is it true that nobody likes parallel parking? Are men more confident at parking than women? The answers are not as obvious as you might think. As more cars park themselves, there may come a time when we don’t know how to do it.

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When did you last see an RBT?

When was the last time you saw an RBT on the street? The NRMA claims RBTs deter motorists and there should be a lot more of them. We look at the stats on trauma caused by drink driving and question whether some drink driving is still socially acceptable. Read More

The real cost of demerit points

One of our popular blogs is about how demerit points work. This one looks at the real cost of demerit points. Did you know each demerit point lasts for 3 years on your drivers licence? This means you could pay up to 40% more for your greenslip over 3 years. Read More

More on what L and P platers need to know

Do you want to learn to drive? Driving a car is still seen as a symbol of freedom and independence, even though there are good alternatives. Our guide helps you understand how to progress through the graduated licensing scheme. You go from Learner to red Provisional 1 to green Provisional 2 and then to the freedom of a full, unrestricted licence. Read More

Tricky road rules that could trip you up

Among the thousands of road rules in NSW, there are some that could trip you up. A few of them might even sound unlikely at first. Here we explain some tricky road rules, why they exist, and the fines and demerit points that apply if you break them. Read More

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Are you a courteous driver?

We hear a lot about being a safe driver but not much about being a courteous driver. Perhaps the word “courteous” sounds too old fashioned, something to do with knights and ladies. But courtesy in driving may well be underrated on our roads. Read More

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Dashcams, road rage and fast music

Around a quarter of Australian drivers now record all their car trips on dashcams. Their main reason for using them is to help with any future insurance claims. Around half want to be able to report road rage and incidents while their cars are parked. Since road rage and bad driving seem to be increasing, it looks like dashcam use will too. Read More

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Impatient driving has a price

Any article on road safety always states the big three killers – speeding, alcohol and fatigue. Distraction by mobiles is another, but there are no solid figures. So far, nobody has looked at the contribution of impatience. Impatience could be the cause or the result of all four killers. Read More