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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
Australia’s first autonomous bus hits the road in Perth
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1st Sep 2016
3 min read

Australia’s first autonomous bus hits the road in Perth

The Royal Auto Club (RAC) Intellibus has taken its first drive on Australian roads, commencing its trial in South Perth this week. Based on the NAVYA Arma, Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus will carry passengers along South Perth Esplanade between the Old Mill, near Narrows Bridge, and Sir James Mitchell Park.
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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
Australian Festival of Speed gears up in Perth
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25th Nov 2010
1 min read

Australian Festival of Speed gears up in Perth

Mark Webber's Formula 1 car has arrived in Perth ahead of this weekend's Australian Festival of Speed. Webber will be lapping Barbagallo Raceway in an attempt to break the lap record - a pretty sure bet. Three laps will be completed, plus a host of demonstration runs by classic Bathurst cars, electric cars, a police pursuit on land and in the air, as well as rally cars, V8 Supercars and just about any other category you care to name.
Karl Peskett
Mahindra Pik-Up ute now available in WA
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19th Nov 2009
1 min read

Mahindra Pik-Up ute now available in WA

The Mahindra Pik-Up ute will go on sale in Western Australia this month with four new dealerships adding to the 20 existing along the east coast. Mahindra Australia CEO Claire Tynan said the addition of ABS and airbags as standard on the latest Pik-Up, as well as new Australian made seatbelts and load pretensioners would make the vehicle appealing to the new market. Dealers in Rockingham, Melville, Bunbury and Geraldton expect that the vehicle will appeal to working-class buyers in WA.
Matt Brogan