Most drivers don't give a second thought to snacking behind the wheel. We have fast food drive-thrus on every highway, so it must be legal... right?
As it turns out, "eat-driving" might not be as safe - or as lawful - as you think.
From September 1 you're going to want to be a lot more careful around emergency vehicles on NSW roads, with a new law being trialed for the safety of emergency workers at roadside scenes. The new rule is going to come with a penalty of $448 and three demerit points if you break it, so you're going to want to study up before it's put in place.
From September 2018, just touching your phone while you're driving could be enough for NSW drivers to lose their license. The number of demerit points for using a phone while driving is set to increase from four to five this year, so drivers should probably brush up on the rules around phone use while driving now.
Anger can be very quick, powerful, reactive, and can make us do things we typically wouldn’t do. There is nothing inherently wrong with anger as an emotion, but nowhere is anger less helpful, more common, and potentially more dangerous than when we are behind the wheel of a car. We explore the concept of "road rage" and why normal people become harmful on the roads.
Dear Lifehacker, What is the legal status of wearing in-ear headphones while riding a motorcycle in NSW? Maybe my Google-fu is slipping, but I can't find a solid answer. I'd like to use headphones to hear the GPS on my phone, especially when travelling to new areas. But, I'm a law abiding rider (I even obey the stupid laws!), and I don't want any trouble from the police. Please help!
A survey, run by GPS and dashcam maker Navman on 15,561 of its Australian customers, is pretty bleak if you're a regular user of Australian roads. Almost every single respondent was annoyed by other drivers not indicating, driving too slowly or being lost. And statistics say that you're probably not a perfect driver, either. Maybe we should all just take a moment to relax, or maybe we should stay off the roads completely.
Cyclists are facing tougher penalties under New South Wales' new bike laws, revealing an ongoing war of the roads. Just what is it about riders that make car drivers see red? Overall, the cyclist versus driver debate is a classic example of in-groups versus out-groups.
Depending on who you ask, bicycles are either bona fide vehicles that deserve equal road rights, or a colossal pain in the arse that should be relegated to the footpath. Here's some news that is sure to rile up people in the second camp: police in South Australia have started fining motorists who pass cyclists too closely. Under the new laws, a gap of one metre or less can result in a $347 fine and the loss of two demerit points. We're keen to read your thoughts.