Motorists take note: Double Demerits are now active in select states and territories across Australia, which makes it a lot easier to lose your licence. Drivers in NSW will also need to be extra mindful of phone-detecting camera this year, which are now in operation across the state. Here's what you need to know.
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What kind of idiot takes the Inner Loop to the Outer Loop without merging into the HOV lane on red? Why the hell would you take the highway past Broadway during rush hour without a bumper guard on your parallel parker? But really, what do we need to know before driving in your city, so we can avoid being that idiot out-of-towner screwing up your commute?
It's a long weekend, you guys! That means family visits, winter hikes and traffic headaches. Now, in my family we generally we decide to pack up right after Friday breakfast, but because we have two small kids and are fairly disorganised, we inevitably end up leaving at pretty much the worst possible time for long-weekend travel: After lunch on Friday.
If you've ever encountered a "phantom traffic jam" or traffic slowdown that doesn't seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon tailgating somebody. Researchers at MIT found that not only does tailgating not get you anywhere faster, it actually creates traffic jams that shouldn't exist.
Driving (or idling) in bad traffic isn't just a soul sucking use of your precious hours on this earth, it's also rough on your physical well-being. And if you drive with the windows down you'll be exposed to even more pollutants, particularly if you live in a smog-prone area or a part of the country prone to bush fires. But you can mitigate the amount of air pollution around you by activating your car's best creature comfort.
If you live less than 50 meteres from a major road, you may be more likely to develop dementia.
That's what that results of a recent study looking at 6.6 million people has found, the first to investigate the link between living close to heavy traffic and the onset of major neurodegenerative diseases.
iOS: If you've ever turned off your alarm in the morning only to learn later there's a traffic jam or congestion that will make you late for work even though you got up in good time, Snorelax can help. The app uses current and historical traffic data to wake you up early enough to compensate for any travel delays.