Category Archive: Motoring

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May 16 2017

Drive My Car Coupon Codes May-June 2017

$50 to $150 off your next Car Rental with Drive My Car.

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Dec 16 2016

Drink Driving in Australia: December 2016

Queensland Police charged 230 drink drivers and 93 Drivers under the influence of drugs during the weekending 11th December 2016, after carrying out over 20,000 roadside tests.
Another major drink and drug driving blitz by Queensland Police began on Friday 16th December 2016 and will last over the weekend.

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Sep 24 2016

Australian Driving Test: Theory Practice Test

Learner’s Theory Tests can be practiced online.

Getting ready to learn to drive?
To check if you are ready for your driver knowledge test take the practice driver knowledge test for learner rivers.

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Aug 02 2016

Car Hire Under $22 a day

Rent a Car for under $22.00 per day, or …
A BMW Convertible Sports for $173 per day…

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May 17 2016

Speeding Penalty for 222 kph in a 100 zone

222 kph in a 100kph zone followed by Police helicopter On the morning of 14th May 2016 the Police helicopter Pol Air 2 tracked a motorcycle allegedly travelling westbound at 222 kilometres per hour (138 mph) in a 100 kph zone (62 mph) on the Ipswich Motorway in Queensland. A 22-year-old was issued with a …

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Apr 22 2016

Petrol Prices: Australia and UK, April 2016

A comparison of Petrol prices between UK and Australia

Actual Prices of Unleaded Petrol on 22nd April 2016…

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Mar 24 2016

Driving during Easter in Australia

2016 Easter REPORTED Cumulative Total: 38,423 RBT’s performed with 214 Drink Driving Positives = 5.57 per 1,000 drivers

During the 2015 five-day Easter period police conducted 97,141 breath tests with 361 drink drivers returning a positive reading.
That is 3.7 drunk drivers in every 1,000 tested.

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Jul 19 2015

Driving in Australia on a Visitor Visa

Driving in Australia on a Tourist Visa Most States in Australia allow tourists to drive on their own countries driver licence for the duration of their Visitor Visa. There are however some exceptions, and the time allowed for this may be restricted to only THREE MONTHS Driving in Northern Territory as a Visitor Visiting for longer …

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Jul 19 2015

International Drivers Licence in Australia

Do you need an International Drivers Licence in Australia Some websites state very clearly that you need an International Drivers Licence in Australia. HOWEVER… Some states require you to carry an International Licence with your current foreign licence. Other states request you carry your current foreign driver’s licence together with a formal translation of your licence into …

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Jul 19 2015

Motoring Transfer UK No Claim Discount to Australia

Can you transfer your UK No Claims Bonus to Australia Many Australian Insurers will accept your British No Claims Discount, and some do not even need to see it, unless you have a claim. At that point they will need it, and if you don’t have it, then technically they could invalidate your insurance, on …

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Jun 10 2015

Speeding fines in Victoria, 2015

Statistics on Speeding fines in Victoria Compliance rates for fixed cameras show that 99.9% of vehicles that pass a fixed camera are below the speed limit. The road safety camera at the intersection of Warrigal Road and Batesford Road, Chadstone, Victoria issued the most infringements during January to March 2015, with 23,970 infringements issued. There was a …

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Apr 24 2015

Transferring a British Driver Licence to an Australian Driver Licence

How to transfer a British Drivers Licence to an Australian Driver Licence As soon as a non-Australian becomes resident in Australia, they need to get an Australian State drivers licence, within 3 months, if they wish to drive in Australia. It is easy for most British Driver Licence holders to effectively swap their Full UK licence …

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Dec 26 2014

Motoring Offences Christmas Day 2014 in Queensland

Queensland Christmas Road Safety Campaign Statistics from the Queensland Poilce for the 24-hour period to midnight on Christmas Day: 6,311 random breath tests 30 roadside drug tests 56 people drink-driving 5 positive tests for drug Highest Speed offence: 155kph in an 80kph zone on Double Jump Rd at Redland Bay. Highest Drink Driving offence: 0.378 …

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Dec 04 2014

Driving too Slow is an Offence

Driving too Slow is an Offence in many countries In Victoria, Australia, the police are issuing summons to drivers who crawl at “abnormally low speeds” and who are obstructing the path of other motorists. According to the Victoria State Highway Patrol “If you are going 50km/h down the Monash Freeway at 1am with no cars on the road it’s not …

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Jul 23 2014

Drink Driving on the Gold Coast July 2014

Police pleased drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving – Gold Coast A weekend traffic operation on the Gold Coast (July 20-21) codenamed Blue Strike, saw 3,416 breath tests with only 13 drivers detected drink driving. Police are pleased that drivers seem to be getting the message about drink driving after a …

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Mar 19 2014

Drink Driving and Random Breath Tests

The Queensland Police Service announced the Central Region Road Safety Week as part of its ongoing efforts to help reduce the road toll. On Day Two Road Safety Week there were 2,477 Random Breath Tests [RBT] carried out, with the following results: 9 Drink Driving Offences 6 Drug Driving offences 693 other Traffic Infringement Notices issued. An interesting …

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Oct 17 2013

Unrestricted Speed Limit Trial to begin February 2014

Northern Territory Unrestricted Speed Limit Trial The Northern Territory government is going to honour its commitment to allow an unrestricted driving speed on a 200km stretch of the Stuart Highway between Barrow Creek and Alice Springs for 12 months from February 1. 2014. The results will be reviewed before any decision to expand the speed …

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Sep 12 2013

Petrol Price Comparisons 2013

Petrol Prices for Tuesday 10th September 2013 UK – http://www.petrolprices.com Unleaded 138.18p Average 132.9p Minimum 151.9p Maximum Sydney Australia – http://motormouth.com.au Unleaded $1.486 Average  (£0.87)  63% of UK price   Information from previous posts Petrol Prices for Thursday 4th April 2013 UK – http://www.petrolprices.com Unleaded 137.95p Average 130.9p Minimum 149.9p Maximum Sydney Australia – http://motormouth.com.au Unleaded …

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Sep 03 2013

Can I drive in Australia on a UK Licence if I am now a Resident ?

Question: Can I drive in Australia on a UK licence if I am now a Resident ? Answer: Yes and No…  are the answers that people often get to this question Yes, you can drive in Australia once you become a resident, but the police, if they stop you, will fine you for driving without …

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Sep 01 2013

Petrol Prices: Australia v The World

In 2013 Petrol prices in Australia are still the 4th cheapest, when compared against the major countries of the world, and have been in this position consistently since at least 2004. This is mainly due to the low taxes imposed on petrol in Australia, as the base petrol price appears to be very similar for …

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