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Man dies after being found at roadside with severe injuries

Man dies after being found at roadside with severe injuries

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A SEVERELY injured man who was mysteriously dumped at the side of a road this morning, has died on his way to hospital. A TAXI driver on an overnight shift made a gruesome discovery at the side of the road at Lake Macquarie, NSW when he found a severely injured man — who then died […]

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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 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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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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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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Are children a bigger distraction than mobile phones?

Are children a bigger distraction than mobile phones?

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Drivers often do not consider their children to be a distraction. In a first-of-its-kind study, Monash University researchers have found children are 12 times more distracting to a driver than talking on a mobile phone while at the wheel. The researchers, from the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) found the average parent takes their […]

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Drink driving and drug driving – What is the legal limit?

Drink driving and drug driving – What is the legal limit?

Drink Driving, Drug driving, Smoking and driving, Uncategorized

Alcohol and drugs – Driving under the influence Alcohol The laws in NSW limit the amount of alcohol you can consume if you are driving a vehicle. Legal limits Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) must be under the limit as shown in the table. Heavy penalties apply for driving with a blood alcohol concentration on […]

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Developments in mobile drug testing

Developments in mobile drug testing

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Developments with MDT in New South Wales: Cocaine Testing The concept of Mobile Drug Testing (MDT) is a recent development which has been implemented by the State Government towards the ongoing war against drugs. Although it may not presently be a significant part of the motoring culture of New South Wales, it is predicted that […]

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Driving under the influence of drugs is a dangerous activity as it increases the risk of having a crash.

Driving under the influence of drugs is a dangerous activity as it increases the risk of having a crash.

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Driving under the influence of drugs is a dangerous activity as it increases the risk of having a crash. Who will be required to submit to a roadside drug test? A driver, motorcycle rider or supervising licence holder on a NSW road or road related area (eg public car park) can be subjected to oral […]

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Negligent & Reckless Driving

Negligent & Reckless Driving

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Negligent and Reckless Driving  There are different levels of negligent driving offences that the police may charge a driver. Penalties can range from fines, disqualification periods and imprisonment depending on what type of negligent driving offence you have been charged with. –Penalties The penalties associated with the offence of Reckless & Negligent Driving vary greatly […]

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Day After Offences: Drink Driving after a bender

Day After Offences: Drink Driving after a bender

Drink Driving, Uncategorized

Day After Offences: Drink Driving after a bender   As we draw closer towards the end of the Summer holiday season, remember that alcohol and drugs affect individuals in different ways. So, you should not compare your own tolerance with that of a friend’s, as they may still be under the legal limit to drive […]

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