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Motor Vehicle


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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The secrets of road tolls

Monday, 05 June 2017

The NSW inquiry into road tolling began in April 2017 with the intention to remove the secrecy surrounding tolling. Even though road tolls can and do cost motorists thousands of dollars a year, we don’t know much about the road tolling system.

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Time to disable mobile phones in cars

Monday, 29 May 2017

Most drivers know the importance of keeping their eyes on the road. Even at the relatively low speed of 60 kmh, if you look at your phone for only 2 seconds, you travel 33 metres blind. Too many drivers are regularly travelling blind because of mobile phone use.

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All blame and no responsibility

Monday, 22 May 2017

It seems to be a quirk of human nature - when something goes well, we take the credit for it. But when it turns sour, we pin the blame on something outside ourselves. It could be other people, unexpected circumstances, or even the road.

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Stop hospital passes on country roads

Monday, 15 May 2017

Did you know you’re five times more likely to be killed on a country road than in the city? in 2016, 254 people lost their lives on NSW country roads. In fact, somebody is killed or seriously injured in a crash in the country every 85 minutes. In Dubbo and Mudgee alone, 12 people died in car crashes in 2016.

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