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Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named
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27th Dec 2016
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Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named

The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) has revealed the top 10 worst sections of highway along the National Land Transport Network. AAA's Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) examines the 247 sections of highway across the country that make up the 20,664km National Land Transport Network, and ranks them based on risk determined from the length of road section, traffic volume and casualty crash rates.
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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. With the fine for using a mobile phone at $455 and four demerit points in Victoria, it's not hard to see why it could be a costly mistake to make.
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Paul Maric
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Why running on low fuel is bad for your car
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23rd Jun 2011
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Why running on low fuel is bad for your car

The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) in Western Australia has warned motorists against running cars down to the bottom of the fuel tank, explaining that it can do damage to your car. RAC WA says allowing your fuel tank to run low can cause sediment in the bottom of the tank to clog the fuel filter. Running on empty can also cause the fuel pump to become exposed and overheat, as it is designed to sit submerged in the fuel.
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Tim Beissmann
Perth writes off millions of dollars in cars after storm
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25th Mar 2010
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Perth writes off millions of dollars in cars after storm

Monday saw one of the worst storms to hit Perth in recent history, with flash flooding, hail and wind causing the most damage. Part of the carnage was felt most by drivers behind the wheel when the sudden storm hit, as well as by dealerships who had no option but to watch their cars being destroyed. One of the worst affected areas was Osborne Park, home to the more upper-class vehicles with the Audi Centre Perth, Lexus of Perth and Barbagallo's Prestige being hit the hardest.
Karl Peskett
Car dealers bailed out with $2bn safety net
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5th Dec 2008
1 min read

Car dealers bailed out with $2bn safety net

In the wake of plummeting new car sales and increased pressure on dealerships, the Australian Government has announced a $2 billion safety net to prevent the financial collapse of the car sales industry. Car dealers facing financial crisis will now be underwritten by a Government debt guarantee, amid the withdrawal of two major financiers.
George Skentzos