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Brisbane is the most congested city

Commuters in Brisbane may be unsurprised to learn it’s the most congested city in Australia. Not only that, it’s the 12th most congested city in the world. It even beats Rome, Bangkok and Washington. Read more

New emissions-based registration for the ACT

Every ACT motorist can expect a new way of calculating vehicle registration from July 2024. Fees will be based on emissions from their vehicle, rather than weight. Meanwhile, more people with concession cards can qualify for free vehicle registration. Read more

Review of the MAI scheme

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Since February 2020, Canberrans have had a new, no-fault system of CTP called Motor Accident Injury (MAI) insurance. The MAI scheme must be reviewed every 3 years to see if it is working as it should. In fact, the scheme has become more competitive and MAI premiums have fallen. Read more

Is it better to commute by car or bus?

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It’s probably cheaper to commute by bus in Sydney. However, the choice between a car or a bus is not always financial. We look at the average cost of running a car or catching a bus and the average commute times by car or bus. In fact, it may be better not to commute at all, if you can choose. Read more

Who makes CTP claims in South Australia?

If you own a vehicle in South Australia and have a road accident, you can make a claim on your CTP insurance. Find out who is making CTP claims and how insurers are responding to them. Read more

Transport expenses far outrun CPI

In 2023, the average Australian household had to find an extra 13% for transport expenses. This was more than triple the 4.1% CPI. They spent more on new vehicles, interest rates on car loans, and insurance premiums. Sydney was the most expensive city and Launceston was the least affordable place for transport. Read more

A snapshot of CTP in Queensland

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CTP premiums are the most affordable on the mainland. The exit of RACQ didn’t affect premiums but caused the remaining three insurers to take up market share. Here is a snapshot of CTP in Queensland. Read more

New camera blitz on wearing seatbelts

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Mobile phone detection cameras have been so successful, the NSW government is going to add seatbelt detectors. After a 9-month grace period, drivers caught not wearing seatbelts can be fined from mid-2024. Read more

Which Sydney suburbs have the worst traffic?

If you’ve been sitting in traffic today, you’re not the only one. Sydney is the most congested city in Australia and even more congested than Los Angeles or San Francisco. If possible, it’s worth avoiding certain suburbs and intersections in Sydney. Is it time for a congestion tax? Read more