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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
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
Hyundai i30 diesel Targa Tasmania 2010 in-car footage
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30th Apr 2010
1 min read

Hyundai i30 diesel Targa Tasmania 2010 in-car footage

Our own Anthony Crawford took the navigator's seat of the race-prepped Hyundai i30 CRDi for day one, stage one, of the 2010 Targa Tasmania earlier this week. In treacherous conditions the little Hyundai i30 was quickly passing competitors who had overestimated their own ability and spun off the slick roads - even clocking speeds of over 200km/h on some of the straights.
George Skentzos
Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania
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8th Mar 2009
2 min read

Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania

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Alborz Fallah
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8th Mar 2009
2 min read

Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania

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Alborz Fallah
Webber seriously injured in head-on collision
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22nd Nov 2008
1 min read

Webber seriously injured in head-on collision

Mark Webber has been involved in a serious head-on collision with a car whilst riding his bike south towards Port Arthur on the remote Tasmanian Peninsula just hours ago. The current Red Bull Racing Formula One driver was competing in his own charity event, the Mark Webber Pure Tasmania Challenge, when the accident occurred. While the full extent of his injuries is not yet known, rescue officers at the scene commented that Webber appeared to have sustained a serious lower leg injury.
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