road worrier
Loading page

Is NSW's Decision To Ban Hands-Free Phones For P-Platers Clever Or Dumb?

From December 1, all provisional licence holders in NSW will be banned from using their phones in any way while driving. This includes accessing GPS applications while the phone is secured in a hands-free cradle. The state government is hoping this blanket ban will reduce fatalities among new drivers who are statistically eight times more likely to have a car accident than fully licenced drivers. Is this a win for road safety or will it just lead to even more problems?


Fuel Showdown: Diesel Versus Petrol

And so we arrive at one of the most debated topics at present; diesel versus petrol. The efficiency of each, no matter your choice of vehicle, is a factor that can save you financially and also protect the environment. It’s a small decision with the potential for big impact. Here’s what you need to know.


Which Car Brands Have The Highest Maintenance Costs?

The true cost of owning a car goes beyond the sticker price. Maintenance, for example, is an expense that can add up quite a bit over time. However, your mileage will vary depending on the car.


The Worst Cities For Traffic Around The World

Sydney is notorious for traffic congestion, but a handful of other cities around the world are just as bad (or worse). Recently released data shows what traffic is like in major cities around the world. If you’re planning a big move or will be driving around during business trips, you’ll want to explore the tool to see what your own commute may look like.


Braun Beard Trimmer Review: A Fuss-Free Razor For Stylish Face Fur

With the winter cold snap showing no signs of abating, countless Aussie men are insulating their faces with a coat of natural fuzz. Unfortunately, we now resemble Wildling extras from the TV show Game Of Thrones. (Beards might be “in”, but the shaggy mountain man look is taking things too far.) The Braun Beard Trimmer attempts to rectify this situation by taming unkempt bristles into the style of your choice. We put it to the test.


Which Car Gadget Charger Should You Buy?

When it comes to car-based USB chargers, you don’t just want something that will keep your phone running. Instead, you should be looking at models that supply extra power to keep your passengers entertained on those long drives. Here are three of the best.


How To Get Into Qantas Club Lounges By Buying A Pass

Qantas lounges, until now only accessed by high status frequent flyers, paid up club members and business class travellers, can now be accessed for a one-off fee. The single visit passes cost $49 or 7,000 Qantas points for domestic Qantas Club lounges, $69 or 9,900 points for international business class lounges and $99 or 14,500 points for the Premium International Ports lounges in Hong Kong and Singapore.


The Easiest Way To Upgrade Crappy Petrol Station Coffee

Try as you might, there will come a point on a long road trip where the only coffee available to you is watery petrol station coffee. You could buy an energy drink, or you could mix in a hot chocolate packet for something that actually tastes okay.


Get The Most Out Of A Layover By Turning It Into A Personal "Hackathon"

Layovers can be a serious waste of time, especially when they’re unexpected. Instead of being bored for hours on end, though, use it as an opportunity to tackle that project you’ve been dragging your feet on.


13 Sleep Hacks For Business Travellers [Infographic]

One of the worst things about business travel is the lack of sleep: the combination of jet lag, early starts, unfamiliar beds and ever-changing time zones can lead to serious sleep deprivation. This infographic from SleepyPeoplé provides 13 tips for weary road worriers.


Loading page