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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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