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Here's one custom plate idea that won't be going viral
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4th Oct 2020
2 min read

Here's one custom plate idea that won't be going viral

We've covered our fair share of custom number plates – from those emblazoned with emojis to those accused of promoting speeding – but a recent reader enquiry on the topic left us stumped. Typically, the personalised plate divisions of each state road authority will exercise their own judgement when discerning whether a particular application will be deemed inappropriate or unlawful.
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Susannah Guthrie
Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program
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7th Aug 2020
1 min read

Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program

Lexus Australia is participating in an Ipswich-based program that aims to greatly reduce the prevalence and severity of road traffic accidents. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is run by the Queensland government, uses sensors installed at 29 intersections to communicate with participating vehicles. These sensors provide drivers with important information such as changes to speed limits, sudden shifts in traffic patterns, and potential road hazards ahead.
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William Davis
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
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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Scott Collie
Texting, eating, watching movies: Australian drivers reveal their dirty habits
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14th Aug 2019
2 min read

Texting, eating, watching movies: Australian drivers reveal their dirty habits

Queenslanders are the most distracted drivers in Australia, with two-thirds admitting they engage in dangerous behaviours behind the wheel. That's a contrast with New South Wales, where 46 per cent of motorists claim they've never done anything risky on the road. The latest Finder Safe Driving Report reveals 11 million motorists engage in risky or dangerous behaviours while driving, with 20 per cent of the 1800 people surveyed admitting they've answered a call or text on their phone.
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Scott Collie