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Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile

If you dig your cars and you've always thought of joining the police force, now's the time, as a brand-new Audi S7 Sportback and BMW i8 have just been added to the New South Wales Police fleet...

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Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans
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Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans

Subaru has commenced the wider rollout of its new mobile service vans in New South Wales, giving customers the option of having their vehicle serviced at home or at work. First trialled earlier this year, the Subaru mobile service van initially operated in the Sydney suburb of Narellan, and is now servicing the areas around several other Subaru Sydney retailers...


NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE
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NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers for real-world road hazards and reducing the NSW road toll, particularly among P-platers, the changes will gradually take effect between December 2016 and November 2017...


NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers
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NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers

The NRMA has called for the New South Wales Government to introduce alternatives such as driver training courses for low level speeding offences. With a year-to-date road toll of 208 for 2016, NSW has already seen a 25 per cent spike in road deaths compared to the same period last year...


NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights
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NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights

New South Wales’ deputy premier Troy Grant and minister for roads Duncan Gay have launched a new ‘Towards Zero’ campaign aimed at combating the human element of the state’s road toll - one being distracted pedestrians. With a year-to-date road toll of 177 - up from 142 for the same period in 2015 - the NSW government is investing millions of dollars in targeted initiatives to address issues such as speeding, phone-distracted pedestrians and road signage...


NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks
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NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks

The New South Wales government has announced a trial of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to tackle increasing congestion on Sydney’s roads. Transport for NSW says that by reducing the number of times trucks stop at traffic lights, the connected vehicle technology should improve travel time at over 100 intersections across Sydney, which will result in smoother and faster commuting for motorists...


Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet
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Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet

New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement...


Lexus RX and GS hybrids join NSW Police fleet
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Lexus RX and GS hybrids join NSW Police fleet

The Lexus RX SUV and Lexus GS luxury sedan have been added to the NSW Police Force fleet. The Lexus RX450h and GS450h petrol-electric models are to be used in the southern parts of NSW, with coverage from the Royal National Park near Wollongong to the Kosciuszko National Park and NSW snowfields as part of NSW Police's Road Safe and Snow Safe campaigns...


NSW Senator proposes motorist-set speed limits, 140km/h freeways
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NSW Senator proposes motorist-set speed limits, 140km/h freeways

Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed road rule changes that would replace existing speed limits with those set by motorists. A NSW senator, and former chairman of the NSW Shooters Party, Leyonhjelm is proposing all Australian states adopt an 85th percentile method of setting speed limits, meaning motorists, not "anonymous unelected bureaucrats", would set limits...


Sydney's Blacktown Drive-In to relaunch after $1m refurbishment
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Sydney's Blacktown Drive-In to relaunch after $1m refurbishment

Fifty years after opening, the Blacktown Drive-In is ready to relaunch following a $1 million refurbishment of Sydney's only remaining twin drive-in cinema. Opened in 1963, the newly renamed Skyline Drive-In Blacktown claims to offer moviegoers a nostalgic yet revitalised experience teaming big screen blockbusters with an American-style retro diner...


Fuel supply issues hit NSW, VIC in wake of Sydney tanker crash
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Fuel supply issues hit NSW, VIC in wake of Sydney tanker crash

Motorists of New South Wales and Victoria are being urged not to panic and rush to buy fuel, despite hundreds of transport tankers being grounded and investigated following an explosive crash in Sydney that resulted in two fatalities. Cootes Transport grounded its heavy vehicle fleet of trucks on Saturday and withdrew from the National Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Scheme as the NSW Roads and Maritime Service and VicRoads carried out checks of its vehicles...


Learner driver supervisors fail basic road rule test
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Learner driver supervisors fail basic road rule test

The NRMA has called for supervisors of learner drivers to improve their familiarity with the road rules after 97 per cent failed a test replicating the Roads and Maritime Services' (RMS) driver knowledge test. Just 18 of the 600-plus unqualified learner supervisors that completed the online NRMA Safer Driving School test achieved the 15 out of 16 pass mark (93 per cent)...


Volkswagen Motorsport feature: behind the dust of Rally Australia
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Volkswagen Motorsport feature: behind the dust of Rally Australia

With four rounds of the 2013 World Rally Championship (WRC) left to go, Rally Australia presented Volkswagen Motorsport with the opportunity to not only secure its number one driver his maiden world title in the team's inaugural year, but also the team's first-ever constructor's crown...


Porsche Australia celebrates 50 years of 911
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Porsche Australia celebrates 50 years of 911

A convoy of more than 100 Porsche 911 models has crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in celebration of the iconic rear-engined sports car’s 50th anniversary. Beginning in Millers Point and finishing at Taronga Zoo, the celebratory Porsche 911 trek organised by Porsche Cars Australia and the Porsche Club New South Wales, was intended as a gift to the Stuttgart-based manufacturer and formed part of the German marque's global '50 Years of 911’ celebrations...


Porsche to mark 50 years of 911 with Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing
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Porsche to mark 50 years of 911 with Sydney Harbour Bridge crossing

A selection of 100 Porsche 911 models celebrating the iconic sports car's 50th anniversary will cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge on September 15. Part of Australia's role in the German manufacturer's global 50 Years of 911 celebrations, Porsche Cars Australia says the convoy will be the longest line-up of Porsche 911s ever assembled on local soil...


Luddenham Raceway approved: new racetrack to open in 2014
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Luddenham Raceway approved: new racetrack to open in 2014

Luddenham Raceway, a brand new motorsport facility planned for Sydney's west, has been given the green light and is set to open its gates in 2014. Officially approved on August 29, Luddenham Raceway will be located between Penrith and Liverpool in New South Wales. Its main attraction will be a 1...


NRMA proposes $2b NSW, ACT roads upgrade to save 16,000 lives
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NRMA proposes $2b NSW, ACT roads upgrade to save 16,000 lives

The NRMA’s Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) has revealed that $2 billion worth of road safety improvements for NSW and ACT roads could prevent almost 16,000 fatalities and injuries over the next two decades. AusRAP found that a government expenditure of $1.96 billion, spent on roads including the Pacific, Mitchell, Newell and Barton highways, could prevent 15,735 fatalities and injuries and $7...


Every school to get flashing lights by December 2015: NSW Premier
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Every school to get flashing lights by December 2015: NSW Premier

A New South Wales Government program aimed at installing flashing lights in school zones of 1263 schools has been expanded after a funding boost of $13 million dollars was announced. NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Treasurer Mike Baird and Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced a funding increase for the School Zone Flashing Lights program from $19...


Luddenham Raceway planned for NSW in October
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Luddenham Raceway planned for NSW in October

A new raceway planned for Sydney's west hopes to open its gates before the end of the year. The 1.25km Luddenham Raceway, located between Penrith and Liverpool, is planned to be 8m wide (10m wide down the straight) and feature significant elevation changes including a main straight that runs downhill, along with uphill hairpins and several crests...