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BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car
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15th Jul 2019
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BMW M5 Competition: Victoria Police reveals Highway Patrol car

BMW Australia and Victoria Policehave revealed the latest addition to the Highway Patrol fleet – an M5 Competition. The German super sedan has been equipped to be a fully operational police vehicle, joining the current crop of 530d sedans that were first deployed in 2018. “Now with the incredible BMW M5 Competition entering Victoria Police service, the performance level has jumped up the scale,” said Vikram Pawah, CEO for BMW Group Australia.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Passat joins Victoria Police fleet
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13th Mar 2019
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Volkswagen Passat joins Victoria Police fleet

Police in Victoria will soon have turbocharged all-wheel-drive power to track down high-speed crooks, with the 206kW Volkswagen Passat about to join the ranks – ending decades of Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore patrol cars. More than 250 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons will be rolled out across the Victoria Police fleet as a mix of general duties, unmarked, and highway patrol vehicles.
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Joshua Dowling
Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing
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18th Dec 2017
4 min read

Australia soft on stolen car exports: Melbourne Mercedes found in Dubai, authorities do nothing

It's the type of thing that keeps you up at night – the thought of somebody breaking into your home while you're asleep. That's especially true in Victoria, where crime rates have skyrocketed. Crime rates are up by 16.7 per cent per 100,000 people over the past five years, with property and deception offences accounting for the greatest number of crimes reported.
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Paul Maric
CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us
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podcast
14th Jul 2017

CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus. The Audi A8 has been revealed, Polestar details the 'Optimised' Volvo XC60 PHEV, HSV GTSR arrives in the UK and Ferrari is to build an SUV.
CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang
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24th Mar 2017

CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police. Dave and Mandy compare the 2017 Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z and James Wong reviews the middle and top of the range 2017 Kia Rio.
Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE
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21st Mar 2017
3 min read

Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE

Update - Victoria Police have issued a statement regarding the potential for Mercedes-AMG models to replace the current high-performance fleet of locally-made vehicles. See bottom of article for details Victoria Police has welcomed the Mercedes-AMG E43 to its highway patrol fleet. The new operational prowler, dubbed the 'Guardian V2', was revealed this week at Victoria's Towards Zero Road Safety Conference 2017.
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James Wong
Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential
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7th Jun 2016
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Victoria Police exploring ‘textalyser’ potential

Victorian Police has voiced interest in experimental new ‘textalyser’ technology that will allow authorities to check whether a driver has been using a mobile phone while driving. The so-called textalysers, a name inspired by breathalyser systems, are able to analyse metadata to determine whether someone was using their mobile phone at a specific time - while driving, for example.
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James Wong