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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE
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4 days ago
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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE

Victorians are in the grips of another lockdown, after a steep rise in the state's coronavirus cases prompted Premier Daniel Andrews to re-implement stay-at-home restrictions for residents of Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
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Susannah Guthrie
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
Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?
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17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Queensland gains tougher fines for parking in disabled bays, but how do other states rate?

Queensland will become the Australian state with the third-harshest punishment for drivers parking in disabled bays after introducing new rules that double the current fine. Under new proposed legislation, motorists caught committing the inconsiderate offence will be fined $533, twice the existing penalty of $266.
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Susannah Guthrie
NSW adopts electric car and hybrid warning labels on rego plates
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4th Nov 2019
2 min read

NSW adopts electric car and hybrid warning labels on rego plates

Hybrid and electric vehicles sold in NSW from this year must have an ‘EV’ (electric vehicle) warning sticker on their registration plates – following a similar requirement from authorities in Victoria since 2013. However, emergency services will still be left guessing in other states which are yet to follow – and even NSW and Victoria cannot agree on common symbols.
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Joshua Dowling
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition sold out Down Under
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13th Jun 2019
1 min read

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition sold out Down Under

Mazda's very orange MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has sold out in Australia, with the majority headed for Victoria. A third of Australia's 30-unit allocation is headed to Victoria, while nine will make their way to New South Wales, four to Queensland, three to the ACT, two to South Australia and one to Tasmania. Mazda offered the car to "loyal MX-5 customers on a first come, first served basis" – reaching out to owners with an electronic campaign.
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Scott Collie