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Woman driving six times over legal alcohol limit-Drink driving lawyer

Woman driving six times over legal alcohol limit-Drink driving lawyer

Drink Driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Woman driving six times over legal alcohol limit   A woman crashed into a stationary Nissan Navara on Caravan Head Road in Oyster Bay just before 2.40 pm on Wednesday, whilst drink driving. The 43-year-old woman was heading to a school in Sutherland shire in a Lexus SUV with an alcohol level of almost six […]

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Use of Mobile Phones sitting in laps

Use of Mobile Phones sitting in laps

Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Use of Mobile Phone in laps   From 1 July 2018 drivers can be charged for using mobile phone whilst driving via camera detection. Mobile phone driving is having a huge crack down. This includes use of mobile phone in your lap for navigation. The technology doesn’t track the person’s face to see if they […]

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Another Victim of Dangerous Driving

Another Victim of Dangerous Driving

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Another Victim of Dangerous Driving   A fatal collision in the western suburbs of Truganina has claimed the life of a ten-year-old girl due to dangerous driving. The second child, a four-year-old boy taken to Royal Children’s Hospital with life threatening injuries died. The crash occurred at midnight on Sunday when the driver of the Ford […]

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Driving with a suspended/disqualified license

Driving with a suspended/disqualified license

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Driving with suspended/disqualified license   Driving while suspended/disqualified can have serious ramifications in NSW. The driver is automatically disqualified if caught, while driving suspended. The circumstances that cause suspension include accumulation of demerit points, an on-the-spot police suspension, a court issued suspension, and non-payment of fines. Penalty The penalty that is handed down depends upon […]

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Is using a mobile phone in your lap for navigation illegal?

Is using a mobile phone in your lap for navigation illegal?

Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Use of Mobile Phone   From 1 July 2018 drivers can be charged for using mobile phone whilst driving via camera detection. This includes use of mobile phone in your lap for navigation. The technology doesn’t track the person’s face to see if they are distracted, instead it focuses on the phone itself. The cameras […]

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Everything you need to know about speeding charges

Everything you need to know about speeding charges

Demerit point scheme, Road rules, Uncategorized

Speeding   Speeding is one of the major factors contributing to road fatalities in NSW and are dealt with, strictly. You can be fined, receive demerit points and also license suspension if the speed limit is more than 30 km/h. Penalties for speeding in NSW: The list below shows the penalties for light vehicles for […]

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Why should you always drive with your licence on you

Why should you always drive with your licence on you

Drink Driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Always take your licence with you   The law states that when you are driving a car you must carry your licence. While police will not pull you over just to check your driver licence, you will be required to produce it during normal traffic enforcement activities such as random breath tests, vehicle checks, following […]

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Is alcohol in food putting you at risk of being over the limit?

Is alcohol in food putting you at risk of being over the limit?

Drink Driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Alcohol in Food   It is believed that alcohol contained in food such as desserts does not increase BAC. It is a common perception that the alcohol ‘cooks off’ when used in food preparation. But in fact, only some amount of alcohol evaporates while cooking and the percentage depends on the amount of time taken […]

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What to do when a passenger leaves drugs in your car

What to do when a passenger leaves drugs in your car

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Road rules, Smoking and driving, Uncategorized

When a passenger leaves drugs in your car   Ever been caught with drugs in your car and you have no knowledge of it, whatsoever. The scenario is – you are a taxi driver and have dropped your passenger. Later you are pulled over by police for a trivial offence like running a stop sign […]

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Victorian police officers faked 258,000 breath tests over five years, lose $4m in funding

Victorian police officers faked 258,000 breath tests over five years, lose $4m in funding

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Victorian police officers faked 258,000 breath tests over five years, lose $4m in funding FOLLOWING revelations that police faked more than 250,000 breath tests, it has been revealed why cops did it. And how much it will cost them. VICTORIA Police has admitted it is “incredibly disappointed” with its members after a report revealed more […]

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Alcohol and driving – The facts

Alcohol and driving – The facts

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Road rules, Smoking and driving

Don’t lose control You don’t have to be drunk to be affected by alcohol. You might feel normal but no one drives well after drinking alcohol. Drink driving is a factor in about one in every seven crashes in NSW where someone loses their life. Of the drink drivers/riders who were killed in the five-year period from […]

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Digital Driver Licence-Everything you need to know

Digital Driver Licence-Everything you need to know

Demerit point scheme, Drink Driving, Drug driving, Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Testimonials, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW

Planned for release across NSW by 2019, digital driver licences are all about saving time and making life easier. With a trial already in progress, driver licences will soon be added to the list of digital licences you can use with the Service NSW app. A digital licence allows you to view, show, update and renew that […]

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Uninsured drivers are the reason your car insurance premium is rising

Uninsured drivers are the reason your car insurance premium is rising

Road rules, Uncategorized

Part of your comprehensive car insurance premium is being used by insurers to cover the costs of uninsured drivers, according to a report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. According to The Pranged: The Real Cost of Optional Vehicle Insurance in Australia, Aussies are paying an extra $45 a year on their premiums, as insurers attempt to compensate for […]

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Are you making use out of Australia’s T2 and T3 lanes?

Are you making use out of Australia’s T2 and T3 lanes?

Road rules, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW

Q: What is a transit lane? A: Transit lanes (also known as T2 or T3 lanes) are in place to provide improved travel for buses, taxis and other vehicles carrying multiple occupants. They can also be used by emergency vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. Located on heavy traffic routes, transit lanes generally operate in the main […]

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Eastern Sydney bus fare dodgers cost $1 million a month

Eastern Sydney bus fare dodgers cost $1 million a month

Road rules, Uncategorized

One million dollars a month was lost due to passengers on buses in the eastern suburbs Sydney avoiding their fares from June to December 2017, new Transport for NSW data reveals. Sydney public and private bus operators lost about $17.7 million in revenue due to fare fudging passengers in the second half of 2017, up $4 […]

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Free rego for toll payers

Free rego for toll payers

Road rules, Uncategorized

If you regularly spend more than $25 a week on toll roads in Sydney, you may be able to get free registration. The government just announced a rebate to help cut the high cost of owning a vehicle in NSW. Eligibility To be eligible for free registration, you need to spend more than $25 a […]

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Temperature changes and how it can affect your tyre pressure

Temperature changes and how it can affect your tyre pressure

Road rules, Uncategorized

The air in your tyres are affected by temperature. When it’s warm, the pressure is higher and when it’s cooler the pressure is lower. The tyres aren’t what supports the weight of your car, it’s the air in the tyres, and it’s usually kept at a temperature of around 32 PSI, or pounds per square […]

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Un-Australian parking fines on Anzac day

Un-Australian parking fines on Anzac day

Road rules, Uncategorized

The Perth council is being accused of going against the spirit of Anzac Day after fining hundreds of motorists attending the city’s dawn service. The government is calling on the city to reconsider the parking penalties, but the council says they were issued amid security concerns. Thousands of people left the dawn service at Kings […]

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Road names-Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Road names-Sydney Traffic Lawyers

Demerit point scheme, Drink Driving, Drug driving, Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Value Meaning ACCS Access ALLY Alley ALWY Alleyway AMBL Amble APP Approach ARC Arcade ARTL Arterial ARTY Artery AV Avenue BA Banan BEND Bend BWLK Boardwalk BVD Boulevard BR Brace BRAE Brae BRK Break BROW Brow BYPA Bypass BYWY Byway CSWY Causeway CTR Centre CH Chase CIR Circle CCT Circuit CRCS Circus CL Close CON […]

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Driver-fatigue test could stop drowsy people from getting behind the wheel

Driver-fatigue test could stop drowsy people from getting behind the wheel

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW

Driver-fatigue test could stop drowsy people from getting behind the wheel The World Today By Matthew Clayfield HOTO: A roadside test is being developed to identify tired drivers and keep them off the road. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin, file photo) A roadside test is being developed by Victorian researchers to identify tired drivers and keep them off the […]

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The dangers of drowsy driving…

The dangers of drowsy driving…

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

The dangers of drowsy driving Drowsy Driving: Have you ever been driving and suddenly found your eyelids droop, your eyes go out of focus, you can’t stop yawning and you can’t remember driving the last few kilometres? If so you have been a “drowsy driver” and you’re not alone! Surveys suggest that 60% of adults […]

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Tyres-Everything you need to know

Tyres-Everything you need to know

Road rules, Uncategorized

  Tyres Safety tips As the point of contact with the road, well maintained tyres are a vital part of vehicle safety. Worn or damaged tyres can severely compromise braking distances and handling, increasing the risk of a crash. If you drive your vehicle daily, check the tyres fortnightly. Our tyre safety tips provide practical […]

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Whiplash – Everything you need to know

Whiplash – Everything you need to know

Road rules, Uncategorized

whiplash Whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward suddenly with great force. This injury is most common following a rear-end car collision. It can also result from physical abuse, sports injuries, or amusement park rides. Whiplash results when the soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments) of your neck extend beyond their […]

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Parking rules Australia

Parking rules Australia

Road rules, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW

Everything you need to know about parking NEVER leave children or animals in a parked vehicle You must not leave children alone in a vehicle. A baby left in a hot car will suffer from dehydration and may even die. A toddler can release the handbrake or set fire to things with the lighter. Do […]

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Dangerous bus drivers Australia

Dangerous bus drivers Australia

Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

Dangerous bus drivers Australia If you are the holder of a bus driver authority, your authority is subject to the conditions prescribed in the regulations and the following additional conditions. You must comply with all provisions of: The Passenger Transport Act 1990 and the regulations, and The road transport legislation as may apply in the […]

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Takata airbag recall Australia

Takata airbag recall Australia

Road rules, Uncategorized

Takata airbag recall Australia Vehicles fitted with defective airbags manufactured by Takata are now subject to a major recall notice recently issued by the Australian Government. The defective Takata airbags pose an extreme safety risk for drivers and passengers and have the potential to cause serious injury or even death. Your safety is important to […]

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Tips on buying a second hand car

Tips on buying a second hand car

Road rules, Uncategorized

Some tips on buying a second hand car Buying a used car can be a fun process of searching, researching and chasing down the best deal you can. Sticking to your budget can be tough, and a ‘too good to be true’ deal can be hard to turn down – but how can you be […]

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Is driving barefoot illegal?

Is driving barefoot illegal?

Road rules, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW

Is driving barefoot illegal? The easy answer here is no, it is not illegal to drive barefoot. However, as per many road rules in Australia a policeman can still fine you if they believe you are not in fully control of your vehicle. Across Australia I have been unable to find any legislation explicitly forbidding […]

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You cannot hide your phone anymore

Mobile phone driving, Road rules, Uncategorized

You cannot hide your phone anymore By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers It is becoming more and more common to witness and hear about people being caught by the police as a result of improper use of mobile phones whilst driving. Whether we would like to admit it or not, most of us […]

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Older drivers – What you need to know

Older drivers – What you need to know

Road rules, Uncategorized

Older drivers As we age we generally adapt well to any loss or reduction in sensory abilities, such as vision and hearing. However, increasing age may affect our physical fragility, perception of and response to hazards and our ability to recover from injury. Safe driving tips for older drivers If you feel at any time […]

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Are you Truck aware?

Are you Truck aware?

Road rules, Uncategorized

  Be Truck Aware Look out, trucks about Be Truck Aware highlights the importance of taking extra care around trucks, especially if you live, work or travel in Sydney. With increased construction work across Greater Metropolitan Sydney, there will be more trucks on our roads and changed traffic conditions. Everyone has a part to play […]

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A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists – Things for Motorists to know

A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists – Things for Motorists to know

Road rules

A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists Things for Motorists to Know By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Traffic Lawyers From 1 March 2016, the State Government introduced new laws which help to ensure that both cyclists and motorists are able to share our roads and remain safe when doing so. When passing a cyclist, a […]

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“On Your Bike, Sunshine!” A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists

“On Your Bike, Sunshine!” A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists

Road rules

“On Your Bike, Sunshine!” A Snapshot of Road Rules for Cyclists By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers Every year, an average of nine bicycle riders are killed and more than 1900 people are seriously injured on our roads in New South Wales. Cyclists count towards 2.5 per cent of total road fatalities, and […]

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