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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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Weird Traffic Laws you didn’t know about

Weird Traffic Laws you didn’t know about

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YOU might consider yourself an expert behind the wheel, but that doesn’t mean you know every rule in the book. Part of the reason is there is no “book”, at least not one book for all of Australia. The reason? In 1999, there was an attempt to establish a set of nationwide road rules. It […]

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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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Mobile drug testing – Everything you need to know

Mobile drug testing – Everything you need to know

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Serious safety problem Safe driving requires good judgement and sharp concentration. You also need to react quickly to changing situations on the road. Drug driving puts everyone on the road at risk. Our research shows that the presence of illegal drugs is involved in the same number of fatal crashes as drink driving. Mobile Drug Testing (MDT) operates […]

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How demerit points work

How demerit points work

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How demerit points work If you haven’t committed any offences, you have zero demerit points. If you commit an offence that carries demerit points, the points are added to your driving record. The information on this page is a plain English guide only and is subject to change at any time without notice. Reference should […]

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Fiery eight-car crash kills 17-year-old Uber passenger and injures five others in Sydney’s south-west

Fiery eight-car crash kills 17-year-old Uber passenger and injures five others in Sydney’s south-west

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Fiery eight-car crash kills 17-year-old Uber passenger and injures five others in Sydney’s south-west A 17-year-old passenger in a ride-sharing vehicle was killed and five others injured in a fiery crash overnight in Sydney’s southwest. NSW Police allege a 26-year-old man driving a blue Holden Commodore crossed to the wrong side of Campbelltown Road near […]

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Failing to renew your rego

Failing to renew your rego

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Forgot to update your registration renewal notice? It might not go down well with the Magistrate..   Driving an unregistered vehicle is a serious offence that can have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. It’s a scary thought when you think about what could happen if your vehicle is unregistered. If you are caught driving an unregistered vehcile, […]

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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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Traffic light rules Australia

Traffic light rules Australia

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Traffic lights Information about traffic lights and signals. The information given in this section is a guide only and is subject to change at any time without notice.  General Red means stop. Wait behind the stop line. Do not go through the intersection.   Yellow (amber) means stop. You can enter the intersection if you are so […]

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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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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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When road-rage turns into manslaughter

When road-rage turns into manslaughter

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Queensland road-rage manslaughter trial continues 10:10am Feb 20, 2018 Tamate Heke outside court in Brisbane. (AAP) FShareTTweetBMailJTumblr Eyewitnesses to the death of a man knocked into the path of a garbage truck will give evidence in the manslaughter trial of a factory worker who allegedly punched him on a Queensland motorway. The case against Tamate […]

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Morning after drink driving offences

Morning after drink driving offences

Drink Driving, Uncategorized

Sobering up takes a long time There is no way to speed up the rate your body gets rid of alcohol. While small amounts of alcohol leave your body in your urine, sweat and breath, your liver breaks down most of the alcohol. A healthy liver breaks down less than one standard drink per hour. If […]

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Routine RBT turns into a nightmare

Routine RBT turns into a nightmare

Drink Driving, Uncategorized

Routine RBT turns into a nightmare A police officer has had part of his leg amputated after a car ploughed into him and another colleague while they were setting up a roadside RBT in western Sydney. A 22-year-old driver has been charged with using a mobile phone and dangerous driving offences over the crash, which […]

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Fines for using your horn!

Fines for using your horn!

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When can you use your car horn? A friendly wave out the window or a short cheerful toot on the horn is a pretty standard Aussie ritual when it comes to departing salutations. Don’t do it. You have inappropriately used you car’s warning device. And if your hand is outside the window you have committed […]

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The 3 meter car locking law…

The 3 meter car locking law…

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THE 3m RULE In some Australian states, you can get a fine for not locking your door. In NSW, drivers can be fined if they leave their car unlocked, but importantly there’s a caveat. To be fined, you would have to move more than 3m away their vehicle. Drivers can also be fined for not […]

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The dangers of smoking and driving

The dangers of smoking and driving

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The dangers of smoking and driving   While we’ve had a ban in NSW on smoking in vehicles when there’s a child under 16 present since 1 July 2009, it’s not against the law to smoke in a vehicle on your own. There’s a fine of $250 if you’re caught smoking with a child in […]

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Stop signs and stop lines

Stop signs and stop lines

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Stop signs and stop lines ‘STOP’ signs and ‘STOP’ lines (continuous line) are used at intersections to control traffic. When you come to a STOP sign you must stop completely before reaching the STOP line, and as close as possible to the line. Where there is no STOP line, stop before reaching, and as close […]

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Truck driver sentenced to two and a half years’ jail for crash that killed Danielle McGrath

Truck driver sentenced to two and a half years’ jail for crash that killed Danielle McGrath

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Truck driver David Grice sentenced to two and a half years’ jail for crash that killed Danielle McGrath The truck driver who ran down a young woman as she walked across a pedestrian crossing in Sydney’s south in 2016 has been jailed for a minimum of 18 months. David William Edward Grice had previously pleaded […]

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Smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes in cars with children

Smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes in cars with children

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Smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes in cars with children Since 1 July 2009, smoking in a car with someone under the age of 16 is against the law. The Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 creates a new offence of smoking in a car with a child under 16 years of age in the vehicle. A $250 […]

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Hi tech camera trialled to catch drivers using mobile phones

Hi tech camera trialled to catch drivers using mobile phones

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Hi tech camera trialled to catch drivers using mobile phones Article by https://tenplay.com.au/news/national/december-2017/hi-tech-camera-trialled-to-catch-drivers-using-mobile-phones Cameras capable of detecting drivers using their mobile phones while driving have been tested in Victoria. Heralded as a‘world-first’, the red-light-style cameras are capable of detecting mobile phones being used on drivers’ laps or on passenger seats. Road safety advocate Russell White says […]

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Tough new NSW road safety rules introduced

Tough new NSW road safety rules introduced

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Tough new NSW road safety rules introduced after horror holiday road toll By James Robertson @SHM Mid-range drink driving offenders will have to blow into a breathalyser to prove they are sober before turning the keys to their cars and the speed camera network on the state’s roads will be turned on to catch people using their […]

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How To Stay Awake On The Road: Tips To Combat Drowsy Driving

How To Stay Awake On The Road: Tips To Combat Drowsy Driving

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How To Stay Awake On The Road: Tips To Combat Drowsy Driving Many of us think we can keep our minds alert, even when we’re feeling the tug of sleepiness on our brain and bodies. But the truth is that sleep is a powerful biological drive—one that can overtake even the best driver. Rolling down […]

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A $1 tax on NSW Uber and taxi rides, to pay off Taxi compensation

A $1 tax on NSW Uber and taxi rides, to pay off Taxi compensation

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A $1 tax on NSW Uber and taxi rides starts By Clare Blumer and business reporter David Chau For ABC Uber has sent out an email to NSW users warning them about a $1 levy which will be charged on each ride by the State Government from Thursday. The tax applies to every trip made in taxis, hire […]

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Bus rules – Do’s and Don’t’s…

Bus rules – Do’s and Don’t’s…

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Buses Giving buses priority on major roads helps create more efficient bus services and more reliable bus travel times Improving bus travel times helps to: Increase bus use. Reduce dependency on cars. Reduce traffic congestion. Improve air quality. Buses carry up to 50 people and occupy less road space than 50 cars carrying one passenger […]

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No seat belt? $$$

No seat belt? $$$

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Driving without a seat belt is not only dangerous for you and your passengers, it also comes with fines and loss of demerit points The 2001 Road Safety Task Force recommended increased penalties for non-use of seat belts. These recommendations have been adopted to improve road safety and reduce the road toll. The adopted recommendations […]

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A few Traffic facts on a Tuesday…

A few Traffic facts on a Tuesday…

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Australian road rules Did you know it is illegal to drive through an orange traffic light – if it was deemed you had time to stop? In NSW and Victoria it carries the same offence as running a red light: $397 and three demerit points in NSW and $282 and three demerit points in Victoria. […]

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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

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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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Why Isn’t the Government Testing for Prescription Drugs?

Why Isn’t the Government Testing for Prescription Drugs?

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Why Isn’t the Government Testing for Prescription Drugs? By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers As mentioned by Greens MP David Shoebridge, the MDT program is an “unscientific” and “blunt” instrument that, at the present period, only tests for the presence of certain prohibited drugs. To a certain degree, he is correct – an […]

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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

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“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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Defending The Charge of Drive While Suspended

Defending The Charge of Drive While Suspended

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Defending The Charge of Drive While Suspended There are a number of defences available to driving whilst suspended including: Honest and reasonable mistake: That is that you were not aware that your licence was cancelled or suspended because, for example, you were never notified by the RTA. You would need to provide evidence to support […]

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New traffic laws on the horizon including abolish the Habitual Offenders Declaration

New traffic laws on the horizon including abolish the Habitual Offenders Declaration

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Following a 2013 Inquiry by the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales in relation to the Legislative Assembly Committee on Law & Safety’s Inquiry into driver license disqualification, a number of key proposals were put forward. This is on the back of the Law Society advocating consistently for reform of […]

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$165 fines for splashing a bus passenger with muddy water in NSW!

$165 fines for splashing a bus passenger with muddy water in NSW!

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New South Wales: You must not splash bus passengers with mud, but… In New South Wales a driver can be fined $165 for splashing a bus passenger with muddy water after driving through a puddle. However, it is perfectly legal to splash any other pedestrian in the same circumstances.   Have you unwittingly broken this road rule? […]

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Video of car knocking man off bike sparks vitriol and threats to cyclists

Video of car knocking man off bike sparks vitriol and threats to cyclists

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 Print  Email  Facebook  Twitter  More Video of car knocking man off bike sparks vitriol and threats to cyclists By Lara Lauth Updated about an hour ago Media player: “Space” to play, “M” to mute, “left” and “right” to seek. VIDEO: Cyclist knocked off bike in Brisbane (ABC News) RELATED STORY: ‘It only takes one moment’: Cyclists share their fears on the roads RELATED […]

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Driving under the influence of Methadone

Driving under the influence of Methadone

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She’ll be right, I’ll Drive! Following the tragic Boxing Day accident that claimed the lives of the family of ‘Home and Away’ star Jessica Falkholt, which has left Jessica in a critical condition at St George Hospital, many debates and arguments have been sparked regarding the continuing issue of drug driving on New South Wales […]

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Drink Driving Charges in NSW

Drink Driving Charges in NSW

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Drink Driving Charges in NSW Drink driving is a serious offence that can attract heavy fines, licence disqualifications and even prison sentences. Sydney Traffic Lawyers will help you reduce the penalties handed down by the Court. We may even be able to have your matter dispensed without conviction by way of a section 10 dismissal […]

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