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BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car
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15th Jul 2019
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BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car

BMW Australia and Victoria Policehave revealed the latest addition to the Highway Patrol fleet – an M5 Competition. The German super sedan has been equipped to be a fully operational police vehicle, joining the current crop of 530d sedans that were first deployed in 2018. “Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale,” said Vikram Pawah, CEO for BMW Group Australia.
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James Wong
Melbourne to lead Uber Air pilot
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12th Jun 2019
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Melbourne to lead Uber Air pilot

Melbourne will sit alongside Dallas and Los Angeles as a pilot city for Uber Air, with trials to start in 2020. The company will work alongside Telstra, Macquarie and the owner/operator of Westfield, along with Melbourne Airport, to create the infrastructure and communications network necessary for airborne ride-sharing.
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Scott Collie
Vic Police launching 'Slow Down, Move Over' crackdown
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7th May 2019
1 min read

Vic Police launching 'Slow Down, Move Over' crackdown

If you see an emergency vehicle on the roadside with its lights on flash, slow to 40km/h or risk a hefty fine. That's the message from Victoria Police, which this week is launching a crackdown on its controversial 'Slow Down, Move Over' laws. Fines for failing to comply start at $272 in Victoria, with no demerit points. The law was introduced in July 2017 for Victorians, before similar rules were minted in September 2018 for NSW drivers.
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Scott Collie
Victorian govt drops $1 million on regional EV chargers
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3rd Oct 2018
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Victorian govt drops $1 million on regional EV chargers

The Victorian Labor Government revealed today it will partly fund the installation of two "ultra-rapid" electric vehicle charging stations at two regional locations: Euroa and Barnawartha North, near Wodonga. A $1 million grant was announced by Energy Minister, Lily D'Ambrosio, with the amount to be matched by Chargefox, the company that will install and administer the charging stations.
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Mike Stevens
Victoria: Speed camera revenue distribution locked in under new legislation
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17th Aug 2018
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Victoria: Speed camera revenue distribution locked in under new legislation

New laws will lock in how revenue raised by Victorian speed cameras is used to maintain the state's roads, thanks to new legislation from the Labor Government. All money raised from speeding fines handed out by mobile and fixed cameras, along with on-the-spot police monitoring, is currently put into a 'Better Roads Victoria Fund' reserved for road upgrades.
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Scott Collie