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Can you drive while blind in one eye in Australia?

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We’ve covered whether you can drive with bad eyesight, but what about if you go blind in one eye, whether through disease or injury? Private licence Private licences are for vehicles which are not driven for hire or reward. Typically

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Why does burning 1 litre of fuel create over 2kg of carbon dioxide?

One litre of petrol weighs around 740g but produces around 2.31kg of carbon dioxide when burned. A litre of diesel, which weighs around 840g, produces even more – 2.68kg of carbon dioxide. This CO2 is created in the combustion process

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Aftermarket products you can add to your old car to boost safety

Recent advances in connected and automated vehicles could reduce traffic accidents by 70 per cent in the next 25 years, according to a study published in the Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Modern vehicles are coming out with all kinds of

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Four car engine maintenance tips every driver should know

The average repair cost linked to a car engine check is around $357, including labour and parts. However, simple car maintenance can reduce the number of costly repairs you’ll need to make, and keep your car in good shape between checks.

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What is a dangerous goods placard?

Dangerous goods placards are warning signs displayed on a truck, trailer, container or portable tank that warn other drivers and emergency services personnel that a vehicle is carrying potentially hazardous materials. Underneath certain weights, volumes or masses, vehicles don’t have

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Why don’t we raise the driving age?

When a young person has a fatal accident on the roads, there are often calls for the driving age to be raised from 16 to 17. Is this a good idea? In Australia, we have a graduated driver licencing system

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Are wider tyres better than narrower tyres?

For various reasons, drivers change their tyres for ones which have a different width to the ones that came as standard. There are limits to how much extra width you are allowed on a wheel rim. Advantages of wider tyres

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