30 Nov 2020

Victoria to fine EVs for not plugging in

Traditional fossil fuel, hybrid, and even electric vehicles face fines when using an EV parking spaces inappropriately.  Victoria is set to introduce fines relating to electric vehicle parking in accordance with recommendations submitted by the Minister for Public Transport and Roads and Road Safety, Ben Carrol. In the submitted recommendation

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14 Sep 2020

Is it illegal to mount a phone (or smartwatch) on the windscreen?

Can you mount and charge your phone on the windscreen in a car to make calls and use navigation? How about using a smartwatch? A recent incident involving a motorist in Victoria has sparked the question if it is actually illegal to charge and/or mount a mobile phone on a

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04 Sep 2020

Car safety technology problems

How do we safely introduce a barrage of safety technology from many different suppliers into cars that can travel at 110km/h? It’s terrific that we have high automotive safety standards in Australia and features such as ABS and electronic stability control are mandatory in vehicles that are being sold to

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10 Aug 2020

Driving tips for country and rural roads

Anyone with a licence should know how to drive already, but the conditions and scenarios that happen on the country and rural roads can be a lot different from city corners. Coming out of lockdown but potentially still restricted in just how far we can travel (if borders remain closed,

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24 Sep 2019

Ute owners targeted, can lose licence with heavy fines

New laws introduced in South Australia have been met with confusion as many motorists face losing their licence and paying expensive fines.

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02 Sep 2019

Noise camera trials expand into more countries

France becomes the next country to begin noise camera trials that target motorcycles and supercars.

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Bike Sense allows cars and bike riders to get along
25 Jun 2015

Cycling-related road rules under the spotlight

VicRoads has just released a report reviewing cycling-related road rules and there’s been some gross misreporting in the daily newspapers. Let’s set the record straight.

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How cars and bikes can share the road
06 Mar 2015

How cars and bikes can share the road

With more and more people getting onto bicycles, and more and more cars on the road trouble can occur. Here’s how cars and bikes can share the road.

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29 Oct 2013

Keep left unless overtaking

Ever sat behind someone in the overtaking lane when they’re travelling at well under the speed limit? Well, Tony Bosworth reckons enough is enough. Australian drivers, he says, are rude and potential accident waiting to happen, so, move to the left and let the rest of us do the speed limit.

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