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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
Mitsubishi Australia planning new Adelaide headquarters
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7th Nov 2018
1 min read

Mitsubishi Australia planning new Adelaide headquarters

Mitsubishi Australia will build a new national headquarters at Adelaide Airport, with plans to shift the workforce to the new site by 2020. Although it considered moving to other states, Mitsubishi decided sticking with South Australia was the best way to maintain its current workforce.
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Scott Collie
Senate EV Inquiry Chair meets with industry ahead of hearings
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25th Jul 2018
2 min read

Senate EV Inquiry Chair meets with industry ahead of hearings

The upcoming Senate Inquiry into electric vehicles will meet today meet with the Electric Vehicle Council in Melbourne, ahead of formal written submissions closing on July 27. Led by South Australian Senator, Tim Storer, the inquiry will investigate the "economic, environmental and social benefits" of widespread electric vehicle adoption Down Under, using a Bloomberg report claiming 50 per cent of global new car sales will be electric as part of his inspiration.
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Scott Collie
SA driver licences going digital from October
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28th Sep 2017
2 min read

SA driver licences going digital from October

The South Australian Government has announced it will roll out technology to allow driver's licences to go digital from October. Available to anyone in South Australia with a learner's permit, provisional, full, or heavy vehicle licence, the new feature is optional and is accessible through the mySA GOV smartphone application. Fingerprint, PIN protection and one-time barcodes that refresh every 30 seconds are some of the security measures being utilised to stop fake licences from being used.
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James Wong
Is it illegal to use an Apple Watch while driving? : The answer from Victoria, NSW, ACT, WA, NT, SA and Tasmanian police forces
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13th Aug 2015
4 min read

Is it illegal to use an Apple Watch while driving? : The answer from Victoria, NSW, ACT, WA, NT, SA and Tasmanian police forces

With technology continuously evolving, it's sometimes hard to keep up with laws and the way they adapt to modern technology. Reader Andrea contacted CarAdvice asking whether it is illegal to use an Apple Watch while operating a motor vehicle, similar to the way it would be using a mobile phone while driving. A: Excellent question, Andrea. We have an Apple Watch in the office and have often asked ourselves the same question.
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Paul Maric