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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
1 min read

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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Scott Collie
Drink driving accounts for 1 in 4 Queensland road deaths
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28th Aug 2019
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Drink driving accounts for 1 in 4 Queensland road deaths

The road toll around Australia is up significantly in 2019. A whopping 635 people died on our roads to the end of June, up 13.8 per cent on the same point in 2018. Along with distraction, one of the biggest contributors to our road toll is drunk driving. According to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research, a quarter of road deaths in Queensland involved motorists with a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the legal limit of 0.05.
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Scott Collie
CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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27th Jan 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

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 January 27, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson
Uber to go legal in QLD from September 5, Premier announces on social media
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12th Aug 2016
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Uber to go legal in QLD from September 5, Premier announces on social media

Ride-sharing service Uber will be made legal in Queensland from early September, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the move on Facebook this week. Queensland's legalisation of ‘ride-booking’ companies such as Uber is part of numerous reforms which will include a $100 million industry assistance package, and a universal set of rules and regulations for taxi and ride-sharing operators.
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James Wong