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Left handers have more accidents

Monday, 11 September 2017

People who are born left handed often seem to have a hard time at school. Maybe it’s the smudges on their exercise books from writing with a “crab” hand. Now one UK insurer has found left handers are more likely to cause accidents on the road. They also get 50% more speeding fines and, paradoxically, pass their drivers tests first time.

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Horns that quack like a duck

Monday, 04 September 2017

Living on a crossroads in a busy suburb, we hear drivers honking their horns regularly. We even call it “the daily honk”. But what if, instead of the grating klaxon, we heard the quacking of a duck?

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Quad bikes are not toys

Monday, 10 July 2017

This year, already five people have tragically died in quad bike accidents. Quad bikes, or ATVs (all terrain vehicles) are often used on farms and not usually registered for sealed roads. Unfortunately, people use them in unintended ways or are too young or unfit to ride them safely. The NSW government has set out to stop this worrying trend.

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Our love affair with SUVs and Utes

Monday, 03 July 2017

Australians have a love affair with SUVs and Utes, if sales of new vehicles in March are anything to go by. Of the 105,410 vehicles sold in March 2017, 60% of them were light commercial and sports utility vehicles. What’s more, three of the top 5 sellers were Utes:

 
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High tolls for trucks

Monday, 26 June 2017

Tolls for trucks are on the way up. Whether you drive a truck or a passenger vehicle, these tolls will hit your pocket eventually. As truck tolls cost three times more than light vehicle tolls, goods that trucks carry must become more expensive.

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