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Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?
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17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?

Queensland will become the Australian state with the third-harshest punishment for drivers parking in disabled bays after introducing new rules that double the current fine. Under new proposed legislation, motorists caught committing the inconsiderate offence will be fined $533, twice the existing penalty of $266.
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Susannah Guthrie
Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?
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31st Jan 2020
5 min read

Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?

The tale of a Sydney driver being fined because her passenger was on FaceTime incited shock and outrage in June 2019, but drivers may be interested to know similar penalties are becoming commonplace on roads across the nation. Sheree Panetta took to Facebook to vent about the $337 fine she received from NSW Police, with her post quickly going viral.
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Susannah Guthrie
Western Australian drivers to be left in the dark on speed camera locations
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16th Dec 2019
1 min read

Western Australian drivers to be left in the dark on speed camera locations

Watch out West Australians, the chances of getting pinged at one of the state’s 1800 speed camera locations just increased exponentially. From the start of 2020, the West Australian Government will scrap the regular updates it provides to the public on exactly where the police have installed mobile speed cameras on any given day. It was a helpful service, allowing alert motorists to navigate the state’s road network without fear of getting busted by a camera.
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Rob Margeit
QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are 'revenue raisers'; don't save lives
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22nd Jan 2018
3 min read

QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are 'revenue raisers'; don't save lives

The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government. Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change. “They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.
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Alborz Fallah
Dubbo to trial digital driver licence tech, due for public release in 2019
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23rd Aug 2017
1 min read

Dubbo to trial digital driver licence tech, due for public release in 2019

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced this week that residents of Dubbo will be able to trial digital driver licence technology in November. Accessible through a mobile phone app, the digital licence can be used for proof of identity and proof of age to enter pubs and clubs, along with roadside police checks.
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James Wong