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Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out
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11th Jan 2021
3 min read

Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out

With masks now mandated in several Australian states to curb the spread of coronavirus, confusion reigns as to whether drivers need to wear their coverings while alone in their cars. When Greater Brisbane entered a three-day lockdown after a coronavirus case was detected, residents were urged to wear masks whenever they were outside of their homes – including when they were travelling in a car.
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Susannah Guthrie
Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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24th Sep 2020
3 min read

Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report

Victorian drivers are paying more for their car insurance than residents of every other state in Australia, a new survey of 2500 Australian motorists has found. According to data from comparison company Mozo, the average annual car insurance premium for a Victorian customer is $1181 – roughly $229 more than the national average of $952.
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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
Queensland Police issue $218,000 in mobile phone fines within a week
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7th Feb 2020
2 min read

Queensland Police issue $218,000 in mobile phone fines within a week

Queensland Police have handed out fines totalling $218,000 to 218 people over six days after tougher new penalties for driver mobile phone use were implemented in the state this week. As of February 1, 2020, motorists in Queensland now face standard $1000 fines and four demerit points if they're found to be illegally using their phones while behind the wheel.
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Susannah Guthrie
Over 3300 people snapped by NSW mobile phone cameras in one week
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18th Dec 2019
2 min read

Over 3300 people snapped by NSW mobile phone cameras in one week

The world-first mobile phone detection cameras recently launched in New South Wales caught more than 3300 people using their phones while driving in their first week of operation – but the drivers caught will only be warned, not fined. A total of 3303 drivers were caught using fixed and trailer-mounted phone-detection cameras in New South Wales between December 1 and December 7.
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Scott Collie