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Florida joins Australian states in introducing digital driver's licences
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14th Oct 2020
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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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More than 50,000 NSW driver's licences exposed in mystery data leak
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31st Aug 2020
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More than 50,000 NSW driver's licences exposed in mystery data leak

The personal information of tens of thousands of New South Wales motorists may have been exposed in a mysterious online data leak and experts believe the source could be a fleet or toll road operator. A folder containing 108,535 scanned images of more than 50,000 driver's licences, and another containing Roads and Maritime Services toll notice statutory declarations, was uncovered by Europe-based cyber threat consultant Bob Diachenko while he was investigating a separate data breach.
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Around the tracks: A footballer's rare Ferrari, a Mustang GT drifts into a creek and a free Batmobile movie
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22nd May 2020
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Around the tracks: A footballer's rare Ferrari, a Mustang GT drifts into a creek and a free Batmobile movie

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
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NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed
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16th Mar 2020
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NSW Net Zero Plan: Targeted electric car incentive strategy revealed

The New South Wales government has announced a new plan to fast-track electric car uptake by supporting the rollout of fast-charging infrastructure, incentivising fleet purchases of electric cars and ensuring all new buildings are electric vehicle-ready. The new measures, which were unveiled on March 14, 2020, as part of the first stage in the Berejiklian government's 10-year Net Zero Plan, will contribute to the state's ultimate goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
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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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