27 Oct 2020

Road rage? Time to take a chill pill

A new road campaign says that practicing mindfulness will help reduce needless road rage. The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) along with Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) and Budget Direct have launched a campaign to set driver’s minds at ease and reduce road rage incidents when they get

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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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11 Aug 2020

A simple text message before driving might save your life

Before you hop into a car next, you might want to hop onto your phone and do this first. Amazingly, there are over 155,000 vehicles in Australia fitted with faulty Takata airbags, and of those, over 5000 contain the most deadly type of inflator that has killed people around the

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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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27 Jul 2020

Victorian and QLD mobile phone cameras turn on this week

Victoria and Queensland on the cusp of activating cameras to hand out fines and points for using a mobile phone while driving. Victoria will begin trailing special new cameras this week to detect mobile phone use behind the wheel and “and potentially other illegal driving activities.” The announcements come as

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31 Mar 2020

Do you need a full-sized spare for country travelling?

Has modern tyre technology made spare tyres redundant, or is it still important to carry a full-sized spare for country driving?

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Overtaking legal limit speeding Australia
11 Mar 2020

MPs vote against increasing speed limit for overtaking

One MP has proposed raising the speed limit when overtaking in Victoria, but it has been slammed down by other MPs. VICTORIAN MPs have had their say on a supposed amendment to temporarily allow speeding while overtaking on country roads, voting a resounding 38 to 2 against the change to

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woman wearing sunglasses while driving
02 Mar 2020

Should you wear sunglasses when driving in the rain?

While it might sound like the opposite of what’s best, but wearing sunglasses in the rain and fog is likely to improve visibility…

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Bike Sense allows cars and bike riders to get along
16 Dec 2019

Cyclists on the road in Australia – how we can all get along

Seems like some motorists don’t think cyclists should be allowed to ride on the road… Hmm. I love cars and I’m all in favour of cyclists sharing the road.

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Calls to lower the blood alcohol limit to 0.02 in Australia
12 Dec 2019

Myth-Busting: I’m safe to drive after drinking one or two drinks

Most people will claim that they’re ‘well under the limit’ and thus fine to drive after having one or two alcoholic drinks. But are you safe to drive after one or two drinks?

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Spider on a car
06 Dec 2019

How to keep spiders out of your car

Ever had a spider crawl across your dashboard, or out from behind your wing mirror? Here’s how to keep spiders out of your car.

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mobile phone detection cameras sign
02 Dec 2019

Melbourne to introduce mobile phone cameras

New overhead cameras will go live in Victoria to detect motorists using mobile phones with increased fines and demerit points after an initial trial.

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VW Touareg footwell thongs driving
02 Dec 2019

Is it illegal to wear thongs, eat, drink or smoke while driving?

It’s summer in Australia and the old myth about is it illegal to wear thongs while driving pops up again. We debunk it so you know what you can and can’t do.

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Ford Ranger Raptor police car ute
02 Dec 2019

UK police trial Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford’s convict-colony developed Ranger could be servicing justice in the UK soon.

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VW Tiguan Proline front
21 Nov 2019

VW’s Police-ready Tiguan Proline revealed

Australian police may soon have a new 162kW ‘offroad’ German squad car geared towards first responders.

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