To paraphrase those old road safety ads, if you text and drive, you’re a bloody idiot. Thankfully, the punishment for this crime is about to be doubled in NSW. During this year’s holiday period, anyone caught using their phone behind the wheel in NSW will receive six demerit points on their licence — up from the current penalty of three points. This means you will effectively lose half your full licence in one fell swoop. Hope that Facebook status update was worth it.
Motorcycles and scooters are becoming increasingly popular and one of the reasons is they’re easy to park. More designated motorcycle parking spots have cropped up around metropolitan areas but some riders will still try to fit their vehicles into any nook they can find (never mind the legalities around that). But if a motorcycle or scooter parks you in, is it okay to move it?
There’s a reason the words timeshare and scam often go together: in most cases, buying a timeshare is a bad financial decision. Because of their notorious reputation, timeshare companies tempt you with freebies like dinner vouchers, concert tickets, or awesome vacations. All you have to do is survive a gruelling, high-pressure presentation. If you like playing with fire, here are some tips for making it to the other side without caving — and with your free gift.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m 29 and have a P1 drivers licence in NSW. I recently had my licence suspended for driving 6km over the limit (harsh I think.) I’m going back to the UK for a month and was thinking of getting my UK licence. If I do come back to Australia, am I able to drive on this licence even though my NSW license is suspended?
Selfies are a thing now and there’s really no escaping it. People just can’t get enough of taking pictures of their mugs, often while they’re on holidays with a beautiful destination as their backdrop. But sometimes people get carried away while trying to take the perfect selfie, which has resulted in a number of deaths around the world, as shown in this infographic from Compare Travel Insurance.
This week the Leonid meteor shower will grace our skies. A scattering of bright meteors will appear to radiate from the Leo constellation and will be visible right across Australia. The meteor shower activity will peak on the morning of November 18 in the form of a meteor storm. If you’re keen to capture the moment on camera we have a few tips from award-winning photographer Phil Hart to help you take the best shots.