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NSW to switch to unmarked mobile speed camera cars
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4th Jan 2021
2 min read

NSW to switch to unmarked mobile speed camera cars

The NSW Government will soon adopt the sneaky tactics used by other states – using anonymous-looking unmarked speed camera cars parked on the side of the road, and removing the bold reflective signage on some of its existing vehicles. In November 2020, authorities in NSW announced portable reflective warning signs positioned before and after mobile speed camera cars would be removed over the coming year – and the contracting company’s enforcement hours would be tripled across the state.
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Joshua Dowling
NSW State Opposition: ‘This is about revenue, not road safety’
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20th Nov 2020
1 min read

NSW State Opposition: ‘This is about revenue, not road safety’

EXCLUSIVE The NSW state opposition has labelled the move to remove warning signs from mobile speed cameras, as announced yesterday by NSW Transport minister Andrew Constance, is "all about revenue, not road safety". Shadow Minister for Roads, John Graham, acknowledged “speed cameras are important in ensuring motorists adhere to road rules”. However, Mr Graham told CarAdvice the timing of the government’s announcement made it clear road safety wasn’t the only motivation for the change.
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Rob Margeit
Is daylight saving time bad for road safety?
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4th Oct 2020
2 min read

Is daylight saving time bad for road safety?

The clocks skipped an hour over the weekend in Victoria and NSW, as Australia’s two most populous states started daylight savings ahead of summer. Do interrupted sleeping patterns and longer daylight have an impact on road safety?
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Joshua Dowling
Renewed calls to close mobile phone fine loophole in NSW
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20th Aug 2020
3 min read

Renewed calls to close mobile phone fine loophole in NSW

Thousands of drivers caught by NSW mobile phone detection cameras have avoided accruing demerit points through the use of a “dangerous loophole," according to the NSW Shadow Minister for Roads, John Graham. Mr Graham told CarAdvice motorists do not receive license penalties if their offence is referred to a company that does not identify them.
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William Davis
Shock tactics: Graphic 1992 ad revived after rise in seatbelt-related deaths
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14th Jun 2020
3 min read

Shock tactics: Graphic 1992 ad revived after rise in seatbelt-related deaths

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is reviving one of its most confronting road safety campaigns – a 1992 ad dubbed 'Bend your knee, Katie' – in an effort to combat a recent rise in seatbelt-related deaths in the state.
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Susannah Guthrie