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

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. 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
Why running on low fuel is bad for your car
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23rd Jun 2011
2 min read

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.
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2008 Road toll figures lowest in 59 years
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1st Feb 2009
3 min read

2008 Road toll figures lowest in 59 years

The final road toll figures for 2008 have been released, setting last year's record at 1463 road casualties. This is a reduction of 153 deaths over 2007 and 135 over 2006. The good news is this is the best year on record since 1949, it sounds even better when you take into consideration that there are 11 times more vehicles on the road today than back then.
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Alborz Fallah