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Regulating mobility scooters?

TOUGH LOVE FOR MOBILITY SCOOTERS In his later years, my dear old dad used to ride around on one of those four wheel mobility scooters…. and he created havoc pretty much wherever he went...

GONE PARKING MAD

GONE PARKING MAD Aussie airports are among the worst offenders when it comes to reaming punters for parking their car. It’s well over a hundred bucks a day at Sydney Airport these days and...

ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPER HIGHWAY IN QLD

GETTING A COFFEE HABIT WITH YOUR EV No doubt due to heavy lobbying from vested interests and its green tinge, the Queensland government has just announced plans to set up an electric vehicle ``super...

CARBON TAX ON CARS

MORE CARBON TAX RUMBLINGS When a Federal Government minister flatly denies a new carbon tax is being proposed for cars you know there’s a fairly strong chance they are considering just that. It’s called...

Electric Frogs

ELECTRIC FROGS French Drivers In For A Shock What is this obsession with fully electric cars.Nobody in their right mind wants one and that isn't likely to change any time soon because the damn...

PEDESTRIAN PESTS

PEDESTRIAN PESTS  BAD BEHAVIOUR RAMPANT Every driver is a pedestrian so why do so many of us have such a bad attitude, sense of entitlement or descend into a trance when we get out...

UBER ON A ROLL

UBER ON A ROLL For many people in the big cities, Uber is now the preferred `taxi’ service over traditional cabs. During normal hours, Uber is much cheaper and often quicker to arrive than...

V8 POWER STILL AVAILABLE

FEAST FOR V8 ENGINE LOVERS PLENTY OF V8 POWER AVAILABLE Despite all the breast beating, wailing and gnashing of teeth about `no more V8 engines’ in Australia once local manufacturing ceases, it’s not as...

COMMODORE WHY BOTHER

COMMODORE….WHY BOTHER Will Punters Really Buy A European `Commodore'? Can’t really understand why Holden is bothering with a new Commodore after it pulls the pin on local manufacturing in a few months. They should...

CAR FAILS

Cars Aren’t Infallible `Fails’ Are Here To Stay… Unfortunately. Just because we live in the 21st century and car manufacturing is mostly automated doesn’t mean we should expect them unequivocally to deliver reliability, quality,...

Give Us A Brake

Oh, Just Stop It Autonomous Emergency Braking There’s plenty of `white noise’ floating around right now about autonomous emergency braking  (AEB) being compulsory in cars soon. Some motoring groups are lobbying for AEB to...

TOLLS…A FAIR GO?

Tolls... A Fair Go? Not counting Darwin and Canberra which aren’t technically `state’ capitals, apparently Adelaide is the only mainland state capital in Australia that isn’t infected by toll roads with ruthlessly increasing charges....