Let’s talk about driver fatigue

Driver Fatigue

Believe it or not, driving fatigued is one of the biggest contributors to  the road toll in New South Wales. And, at this time of year – the long summer school holidays – it is most one of the most prevalent problems on the road, as people drive to visit family and friends to celebrate […]

Woman fined $1000 for driving with her phone in her bra

Mobile Phone Driving

A $1078 fine and four demerit points for driving with a mobile phone in a bra is a penalty that has divided the internet over the past couple of days. The woman was issued the fine after the infringement was caught by a seatbelt and phone detection camera on the Gold Coast. It serves as […]


road accidents - negligent dangerous driving

A small community in New South Wales is mourning the loss of five young lives recently – all teenagers killed in a one-car road fatality. The driver, who is only 18 years old himself, was the only survivor of the crash. He has been charged with five counts of dangerous driving occasioning death. Police crash […]

What are your rights when pulled over by police?

Police Rbt Highway Checks

A couple of weeks ago, here in the Northern Rivers, police set up a roadside blitz, covering every on/off ramp on the highway heading north from Ballina, Byron, Mullumbimby, through to Tweed Heads (plus the usual testing in places such as Lismore and Lennox Head). It’s reported that during the blitz, more than 100 drivers […]

Speeding in School Zones

school zone driving law

It’s so easy to get caught out doing the wrong thing as a driver in a school zone, and it is one of the most common traffic offences, particularly here in the Northern Rivers. Why? Well, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, in the little villages in and around the hinterland, there are small country […]

Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

Driving Under The Influence

The celebrating season is here … so leave the car at home It’s no secret that drink driving continues to be a prominent road safety issue across New South Wales, despite the multi-millions of dollars that the State Government pours into education and law enforcement year after year. Every year hundreds of people die, or […]

Mobile phones and driving – know the rules

dangerous driving mobile phones

Most of us know by now that touching or holding a mobile phone while driving in Australia is strictly prohibited. Your mobile phone must be connected to your car via Bluetooth or in an approved, securely mounted cradle so it’s hands-free. For L-Platers and P-Platers, phones are not to be used at all while driving. […]