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Empty roads in Australia, US and Europe spark increase in speeding drivers
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17th Apr 2020
3 min read

Empty roads in Australia, US and Europe spark increase in speeding drivers

Empty roads in Europe, the USA and Australia have seen a rise in the number of drivers caught travelling at excessively high speeds, according to police and highway patrol units. State police across Australia have reported recording speeds as high as 192km/h as motorists take advantage of reduced traffic amid coronavirus restrictions, while traffic authorities in the US and Europe say average speeds have more than doubled in some areas.
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Susannah Guthrie
Sydney joins Brisbane in adding GPS support beacons to tunnels
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13th Feb 2020
3 min read

Sydney joins Brisbane in adding GPS support beacons to tunnels

Frustrating underground GPS dropouts will soon be a distant memory for Sydney motorists, as the city becomes the second in Australia to receive special bluetooth beacons in a select number of its tunnels. Sydney has joined Brisbane in introducing the new Waze-designed technology, which is able to provide phone navigation systems with a bluetooth signal even when GPS coverage is not available.
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Susannah Guthrie
Queensland may join other states with harsh penalties for cigarette tossers
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20th Jan 2020
2 min read

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
Emojis coming to Queensland numberplates
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19th Feb 2019
1 min read

Emojis coming to Queensland numberplates

Queensland drivers could soon be staring at an emoji on the back of another car, with the state allowing five faces on its latest range of personalised plates. Announced with an Instagram post, drivers will be able to add a classic smiley, a 'laughing cry' face, a 'heart-eyes' face, a winking face, and the cool, sunglass-wearing emoji. Unfortunately the smiling pile of poo, eggplant and peach won't be offered...
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Scott Collie