News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice

Road Rules

  1. Home
  2. Category
  3. Road Rules
Councils suspend parking fines, relax restrictions amid coronavirus crisis
News
27th Mar 2020
3 min read

Councils suspend parking fines, relax restrictions amid coronavirus crisis

Local councils in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are suspending or altering their parking restrictions as more residents are forced to stay at home or avoid public transport amid the coronavirus outbreak. Brisbane City Council announced on Thursday it would be suspending all parking fines, turning off parking meters and reducing parking lot fees in a bid to support those still needing to travel to work during the public health crisis.
Profile picture of Susannah Guthrie
Susannah Guthrie
Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use
News
12th Feb 2020
2 min read

Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use

Western Australia is joining Queensland in implementing steeper fines and harsher penalties for motorists using their mobile phone while driving. From July 1, 2020, an on-the-spot fine of $1000 and four demerit points will apply to the offence of texting, emailing, using social media, watching videos or accessing the internet while driving. The current penalty for driver phone use in WA is a $400 fine and three demerit points.
Profile picture of Susannah Guthrie
Susannah Guthrie
Can a driver be fined if their passenger is using a mobile phone?
News
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.
Profile picture of Susannah Guthrie
Susannah Guthrie
NSW: 40km/h limit past emergency services to be trialled
News
30th Jul 2018
2 min read

NSW: 40km/h limit past emergency services to be trialled

New South Wales motorists will need to slow to 40km/h as they pass emergency services on the side of the road, as part of a road rule trial kicking off on September 1. Drivers moving in both directions on undivided roads are impacted by the rule, and face a $448 fine and three demerit points if they don't comply. Only once they're a 'safe distance' past the emergency vehicles can motorists accelerate back to the speed limit.
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Are we any safer? Speed cameras rake in $1.1 billion in FY17 - each state's top 3 revealed
News
13th Nov 2017
2 min read

Are we any safer? Speed cameras rake in $1.1 billion in FY17 - each state's top 3 revealed

Speed cameras have raked in a staggering $1.1 billion in Australia over a one year period in financial year 2017, and we can reveal the top three locations in each state. The numbers come on the back of a staggering 217 per cent increase in deaths on NSW roads for November compared to the same period last year, and a 15 per cent jump in the Victorian road toll last year.
Profile picture of Paul Maric
Paul Maric