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Queensland cracks down on drivers using truck rest stops
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14th Nov 2020
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Queensland cracks down on drivers using truck rest stops

As holidaymakers return to the roads over the Christmas period, Queensland is cracking down on motorists taking up space in crucial heavy vehicle rest areas. The state's Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has introduced amended regulations to ensure the rest stops remain free for heavy vehicle drivers mandated to take regular stops to combat fatigue.
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Susannah Guthrie
Five exotic classics currently for sale in Australia
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19th Sep 2020
3 min read

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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William Davis
Australia's road toll is falling in every state except one
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19th Jul 2020
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Australia's road toll is falling in every state except one

The latest Australian road toll shows the number of road-related deaths per month is declining in all states except Queensland, but the national total is still tracking almost 11 per cent behind the nine-year road safety target for the end of 2020. According to June 2020 statistics released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE), there were 78 deaths on Australia's roads last month – a reduction on the five-year average for June of 98 deaths.
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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland may join other states with harsh penalties for cigarette tossers
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20th Jan 2020
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Queensland may join other states with harsh penalties for cigarette tossers

Queensland's LNP Opposition has called for increased penalties for drivers caught tossing cigarette butts in an effort to match harsher punishments in place in other states, where litterbugs can be fined up to $25,000 and even face jail time.
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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming
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29th Nov 2019
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Queensland: $1000 fines for in-car phone use, phone-monitoring cameras coming

Being caught using a mobile phone while driving in Queensland is about to get a lot more expensive. The Queensland Government has announced any driver caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel will be fined $1000 and four demerit points. For drivers caught twice within 12 months, double demerit points apply and they may now lose their licence. Queensland will also trial cameras recently introduced in New South Wales to detect mobile phone usage.
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William Stopford