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In-car breath test devices for repeat drink drivers

Western Australia’s new alcohol interlock law will see interlock devices installed in the vehicles of repeat drink drivers and drivers found with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 and above.

An interlock is an alcohol breath-testing device that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is over a specified BAC. 

RAC Electric Highway® gets charged

RAC’s Electric Highway® is ready to get charged, with E-Station coming on board as the preferred supplier of the electric vehicle charging stations.

The RAC Electric Highway® the first of its kind in Australia, and will feature 11 locations between Perth and Augusta with publicly accessible electric vehicle fast-charging DC stations.

Our “steer-clear” list of new cars

In the first half of 2014, 90 per cent of new passenger vehicles sold held a five-star ANCAP safety rating. However, only 55 per cent of light commercial vehicles offered the same high level of safety.

Why fuel prices matter

The car remains king in Western Australia. There are more than 2.2million motorised vehicles in Western Australia in 2013 and this year there were 117,600 new motor vehicles sold.

From February 2 this year, Western Australian motorists started paying even more tax on their fuel as the Federal Government’s fuel excise increase kicked in.

This matters because WA residents are big purchasers of fuel. We buy $1.7 billion litres of petrol each year, contributing on average $675 million per annum to the Australian Government just through fuel excise.

Aussie designed & built Buick revealed in Detroit

A brand new concept car secretly built in Australia by Holden’s design and engineering team has stolen the show today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The Buick ‘Avenir’ was designed and built at GM Australia’s design studio in Port Melbourne as part of an international collaboration with GM North America.

By |January 12th, 2015|Motoring Advice|0 Comments