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Western Australia introduces $1000 fines for mobile phone use
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12th Feb 2020
2 min read

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
Bushfire road closures: everything you need to know
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6th Jan 2020
3 min read

Bushfire road closures: everything you need to know

Thousands of homes have been destroyed, 24 lives lost (at time of publishing) and millions of wildlife killed amid Australia's worst-ever bushfires, which have also seen holidaymakers and home owners stranded as a result of extensive road closures. Over six-million hectares of land have been destroyed by blazes across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and the ACT, many of them affecting popular tourist areas and rural hubs.
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Susannah Guthrie
Ohmie Go: Car sharing service aims to drive electric adoption
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17th Jul 2019
2 min read

Ohmie Go: Car sharing service aims to drive electric adoption

A new car-sharing service for the owners of Melbourne apartments is aiming to drive electric vehicle adoption in Australia. Residents in Melbourne's EQ Tower will be able to borrow a pair of Hyundai Kona Electrics hourly, or for an entire day. Although pricing hasn't been finalised, the starting rate will be $15 per hour, with no extra charge for distance covered.
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Scott Collie
Bike 'superhighways' could cut Victorian congestion - RACV
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15th Feb 2019
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Bike 'superhighways' could cut Victorian congestion - RACV

Victoria is already in the midst of huge infrastructure changes, but the solution to the state's congestion and packed public transport system could be 'cycling superhighways' on 10 high-traffic corridors.
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Scott Collie
Lexus, Telstra trialling V2X communications in Victoria
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14th Dec 2018
1 min read

Lexus, Telstra trialling V2X communications in Victoria

Lexus and Telstra are teaming up for a two-year connected vehicle trial in Victoria, as they seek to explore how the technology could help lower the road toll. The tests will see a pair of tweaked Lexus RX 450h SUVs communicating with each other through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) tech, and infrastructure using vehicle-to-X (V2X).
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Scott Collie