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FEB
13

Why it’s not enough to get your hands off it

Monday, 13 February 2017

The Get your hand off it campaign, started in June 2013, warned against using hand-held mobile phones while driving. Yet Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has just found that using a hands-free mobile while driving is just as distracting as holding a mobile.

Read more: Why it’s not enough to get your hands off it

 
FEB
06

Australians want fuel efficiency first

Monday, 06 February 2017

When Australians are buying a car, what is the biggest factor in their minds? You might think it is power, but 80% of buyers make fuel efficiency their top priority. A survey commissioned by Ford in 11 Asian countries found 29% of Australian buyers who end up choosing a powerful car regret they didn't pick a more fuel efficient one.

Read more: Australians want fuel efficiency first

 
JAN
30

Are lower speed limits really safer?

Monday, 30 January 2017

In Australia, especially in cities and busy suburbs, speed limits are on the way down. The message is clear: speed kills. It makes sense that moving more slowly creates less impact if you are forced to stop. But what if moving too slowly changes the way you drive?

Read more: Are lower speed limits really safer?

   
JAN
27

New motorbikes – best sales in 7 years

Friday, 27 January 2017

Did you buy a new motorbike in 2016? You’re in good company. Sales of new motorbikes, all terrain vehicles (ATVs) and scooters in Australia lifted 6.6% from 2015 to 2016. People bought 114,783 shiny new motorbikes, ATVs and scooters during the year. This was the strongest result in 7 years.

Read more: New motorbikes – best sales in 7 years

 
JAN
23

Should parking spaces be SUV sized?

Monday, 23 January 2017

Accidents in car parks are becoming more common. Many modern cars, especially SUVs, are simply too wide for old-style parking spaces and have scrapes on the sides to prove it.

Read more: Should parking spaces be SUV sized?

   

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