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Cut good drivers some slack

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Nobody likes to get an infringement notice. But many people genuinely believe they are good drivers and are surprised when they receive one. In Victoria, licence suspensions are mandatory for drivers caught speeding more than 25kmh over the limit. Read more

Self-driving cars trial in Victoria

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Next time you take a toll road in Melbourne, you could be travelling next to a self-driving vehicle. It is a new trial in Victoria, run by VicRoads, Transurban, the Victoria Police and the RACV. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo will supply the vehicles. While it sounds risky, there will be a driver with one hand on the wheel. Read more

The cost of getting around in Melbourne

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A March 2017 report found Melbourne is the the third most expensive city in Australia for getting around, with yearly transport costs of $18,889. This is 14.5% of average income, compared to a national average of 13%. Considering average income rather than actual cost, Melbourne is the fourth most affordable. Read more

Call the road toll what it is

Vic crashes

Did you know 280 people lost their lives on Victorian roads in the 12 months to May 2017? It’s a shocking statistic – 6.1% more lives lost than the previous year. It’s the second worst after NSW where 362 died in the year to April 2017.

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