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Australia's Easter road toll cut by more than half amid coronavirus restrictions
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14th Apr 2020
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Australia's Easter road toll cut by more than half amid coronavirus restrictions

Australia's Easter long weekend road toll has fallen in 2020 compared to 2019, as motorists stay home amid coronavirus lockdowns. According to provisional figures, six Australians lost their lives on the nation's roads over the five-day period from Thursday through to Easter Monday, compared with 19 during the same period last year. Six deaths is less than half of the five-year average of 15 deaths, with the lowest Easter road toll in recent years being eight people in 2016.
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Susannah Guthrie
Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use
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12th Feb 2020
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Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use

Western Australia is joining Queensland in implementing steeper fines and harsher penalties for motorists using their mobile phone while driving. From July 1, 2020, an on-the-spot fine of $1000 and four demerit points will apply to the offence of texting, emailing, using social media, watching videos or accessing the internet while driving. The current penalty for driver phone use in WA is a $400 fine and three demerit points.
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Susannah Guthrie
Australian road toll rises in 2019
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3rd Jan 2020
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Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads. In total, 1182 people died on the road in Australia last year – up 47 on 2018.
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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15th Jul 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending July 15, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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10th Jul 2016

CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans. What happened in this week's episode?
Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches
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10th Jul 2015
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Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches

The Northern Territory’s open speed limit trial, which covers 276 kilometres of the Stuart Highway, may soon be expanded to new stretches of road. The trial was initially launched in February last year with a 204km section between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, but September saw that extended by 76km to just south of the Ali Curung Rail Overpass.
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