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Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out
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11th Jan 2021
3 min read

Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out

With masks now mandated in several Australian states to curb the spread of coronavirus, confusion reigns as to whether drivers need to wear their coverings while alone in their cars. When Greater Brisbane entered a three-day lockdown after a coronavirus case was detected, residents were urged to wear masks whenever they were outside of their homes – including when they were travelling in a car.
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Susannah Guthrie
The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points
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28th Oct 2020
2 min read

The Australian states with the most – and fewest – electric car charging points

New South Wales is officially the state with the largest number of public electric car charging points in Australia – but it has room to improve if it's going to continue servicing the growing number of electric cars on its roads. A new study from insurance company Budget Direct has broken down the number of DC fast-charging and AC charging points in each state, ranking them based on how many sites there are per electric vehicles on the roads.
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Susannah Guthrie
Porsche is reopening its Australian Track Experience programs
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15th Sep 2020
1 min read

Porsche is reopening its Australian Track Experience programs

In some much-needed good news, Porsche is restarting its Track Experience programs in Queensland after pausing them due to COVID-19. From the 15th of September 2020, the five-level program will recommence across two locations in the Sunshine State, providing drivers with various levels of instruction to suit their individual skill levels and needs. Porsche Track Experiences are open to all members of the public, regardless of whether you own a Porsche or not.
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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland Police issue $218,000 in mobile phone fines within a week
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7th Feb 2020
2 min read

Queensland Police issue $218,000 in mobile phone fines within a week

Queensland Police have handed out fines totalling $218,000 to 218 people over six days after tougher new penalties for driver mobile phone use were implemented in the state this week. As of February 1, 2020, motorists in Queensland now face standard $1000 fines and four demerit points if they're found to be illegally using their phones while behind the wheel.
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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming
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29th Nov 2019
2 min read

Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming

Being caught using a mobile phone while driving in Queensland is about to get a lot more expensive. The Queensland Government has announced any driver caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will be fined $1000 and four demerit points. For drivers caught twice within 12 months, double demerit points apply and they may now lose their licence. Queensland will also trial cameras recently introduced in New South Wales to detect mobile phone usage.
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William Stopford