23 Jul 2021

Are you a bad driver?

Think you’re a good driver? Of course you do, you’re human. But think again if you’re doing any of these, our 10 signs you’re a bad driver…

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17 May 2021

Urban design can help improve air quality

Smart design idea can help to improve air quality alongside roads. Cleaner air may be coming to a roadside near you thanks to a simple but effective barrier solution. The invention of scientists at the Imperial College in the UK, a simple curve roadside barrier deflects vehicle tailpipe emissions back

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03 May 2021

Triumph SOS app detects accidents automatically

Accident detection and alert system available to any rider, regardless of the motorcycle they ride. Triumph has launched an app for motorcyclists that detects and responds to rider accidents and emergencies. Called SOS, the accredited app has been developed specifically for motorcyclists and automatically connects you to the nearest emergency

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How to attach a snatch strap
01 May 2021

How to use a snatch strap

If you drive off-road, sooner or later you’ll either need recovering or need to recover someone. Here’s how to use a snatch strap correctly and safely.

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03 Mar 2021

What lights to use when driving in fog or hazardous conditions

Conditions turn bad as fog covers the road and you can’t see anywhere near as much as you could just moments ago – what lights do you turn on and what do you do? When you’re driving in fog there are two problems that arise: one, you can’t see as

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21 Jan 2021

Push for 30 and 40km/h limit on all Victorian streets

Will we see 30 and 40km/h speed limits widespread in Victoria soon? A healthy walking advocate charity, Victoria Walks, is campaigning to introduce reduced speed limits across Victoria and the widening of current school zones. The key targets are shifting the current 50km/h speed limit on local streets down to

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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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