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Sleepy drivers crash more

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Too many Australians are falling asleep at the wheel and even more are driving while drowsy. Until recently, it was difficult to identify whether or not a driver was drowsy. Victorian researchers are now developing a test, using smart glasses, which is able to measure eyelid movements and blinks.

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Driving cars out of cities

Monday, 10 April 2017

There may come a time when cars are no longer welcome in most cities. Already there are signs around the world this is starting to happen. The question is whether or when Sydney will stop its love affair with the car.

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Distracted driving – what to do about it

Monday, 27 February 2017

In 2016, nearly three times as many men than women died in crashes on NSW roads. It’s a terrible statistic considering it is usually twice as many men who die. It is more shocking considering the efforts made to bring the road toll down.

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Dirty cars - The death of diesel?

Monday, 20 February 2017

It looks like diesel, once hailed as more efficient and less polluting than petrol, may be on the way out. While the VW saga drew attention to diesel emissions, it is not the only sign this fuel is losing favour.

The polluting effect of diesel is becoming clear.

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Parking fines: Move to Melbourne

Thursday, 16 February 2017

People who no longer live in Sydney often say they left because of traffic and parking headaches. Even Melburnians pay much lower fines for the same offences than Sydneysiders, who are racking up huge parking fines. Meanwhile, councillors in Adelaide are calling for CBD parking fines to be cut in half because they are deterring visitors.

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