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JAN
15

The danger of pot and booze together

Monday, 15 January 2018

Everybody knows driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous. More recently, Australian police started testing drivers for drugs that are known to adversely affect their driving. Now a recent US study finds drivers with a combination of alcohol and marijuana in their body are five times more likely than sober drivers to cause fatal two-car crashes.

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JAN
08

Congestion charging – no more rego?

Monday, 08 January 2018

Congestion charging could be the future of road pricing in Australia. Road congestion in Australian cities already costs about $16 billion a year, as well as non-economic factors like road rage, frustration and inconvenience. If drivers paid for their own use of roads, it could be fairer - even cheaper - than paying for registration.

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NOV
13

New rules for young drivers

Monday, 13 November 2017

Novice drivers need to know about three changes to graduated licensing in NSW starting from 20 November 2017. These changes apply to learner, P1 and P2 drivers.

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OCT
30

Special bays for manic texters

Monday, 30 October 2017

Texting while driving is dangerous and breaks the road rules in most modern societies today. Even so, many people still admit to texting, which suggests the urge to do it is quite irresistible. This is the thinking behind the recent WA trial of “texting bays” where motorists were encouraged to pull over and text.

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OCT
23

People use their phones while driving

Monday, 23 October 2017

Crazy as it may seem, people are still using their mobile phones illegally while driving. As the documentary made for Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission says, It’s People Like Us. In this case it was five young people but, in fact, NSW police say older drivers are using their phones even more.

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