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NSW Green Slip market to expand after Youi granted CTP licence
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19th Dec 2020
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NSW Green Slip market to expand after Youi granted CTP licence

Consumers now have more choice in the New South Wales compulsory third party insurance (CTP) scheme with the announcement insurer Youi has secured a licence to offer the mandatory cover to all NSW motorists. CTP insurance, also known as a ‘Green Slip’, is required by NSW law in order for motorists to register their vehicle in the state.
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Susannah Guthrie
Florida joins Australian states in introducing digital driver's licences
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14th Oct 2020
3 min read

Florida joins Australian states in introducing digital driver's licences

The state of Florida will be the first state in the United States to offer motorists the option of a digital driver's licence from 2021, joining a handful of Australian states that already offer the service. From next year, residents of Florida will be able to apply for a licence that can be accessed across a wide range of devices, including smartphones and tablets, and will be recognised both nationally and internationally.
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Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia
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19th Sep 2020
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Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia

It has been well documented that the price of used cars has risen during the pandemic, following a shortage of new cars due to production delays caused by the coronavirus crisis – and a surge in the number of workers moving away from public transport to avoid being infected with COVID-19. However, some truly exotic machinery is up for grabs if your budget stretches that far. Or if, like us, you like to dream. Here's what we found so far. 1993 Jaguar XJ220
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Can learner drivers still take lessons during the coronavirus crisis?
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7th Apr 2020
4 min read

Can learner drivers still take lessons during the coronavirus crisis?

There is widespread confusion about what constitutes "non-essential travel" during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown period, after a young Victorian learner driver was fined for embarking on a driving lesson with her mother, only to have the fine withdrawn days later. Hunter Reynolds, a 17-year-older learner driver from Victoria, made headlines when she was penalised $1652 by Victoria Police for taking a drive around Melbourne with her mother serving as supervising driver.
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Susannah Guthrie
Renewed criticism for 'significant risk' posed by silent hybrid and electric cars
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21st Feb 2020
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Renewed criticism for 'significant risk' posed by silent hybrid and electric cars

Advocate groups for the blind and vision-impaired community have renewed their calls for greater regulation of electric vehicles due to the safety risks they pose to pedestrians as a result of their silent drivetrains. In new submissions to a New South Wales Government inquiry into the use of electric buses, Vision Australia has highlighted research suggesting one in three vision-impaired pedestrians reported having collisions or near-misses with electric cars.
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