Road funding and the fuel excise

The NRMA has recently released its annual Funding Local Roads report, which identifies a "$1.96 billion funding back log needed to bring NSW’s local roads up to a ‘satisfactory condition’." Considering how expensive it is to be a motorist, and the huge amounts of tax revenue raised by governments from fuel excise, stamp duty, registration … Continue reading Road funding and the fuel excise

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Youtube: Cyclist sings to pedestrians in Star Wars theme to get them out of bike lane.

See it here. Haha, what a douche. I mentioned in a previous post that I consider pedestrians to be the cyclist's cyclist. I.e. they give cyclists a taste of their own medicine by inconveniently walking in front of them and moving much slower than them.  Kind of what it feels like to drive on a … Continue reading Youtube: Cyclist sings to pedestrians in Star Wars theme to get them out of bike lane.

Motoring.com: Tasmania throws book at dangerous drivers

Tasmania is set to introduce some of the toughest sentencing for drivers anywhere in Australia, by setting 'dangerous driving' on the same or higher level of seriousness as murder and rape. Being found guilty of this offence could soon get you 21 years in jail in Tasmania. Don't get me wrong, if someone's reckless speeding … Continue reading Motoring.com: Tasmania throws book at dangerous drivers

Yahoo news: Elderly lady leaves car, thanks P-plater for ‘not driving like a bloody hoon’

  This article perfectly highlights one of the major problems with the attitudes of Australian drivers. Apparently speeding is so dangerous that this old woman felt the need to commend a p-plater for not doing it, but considers it perfectly safe to get out of her own car in the middle of a busy intersection … Continue reading Yahoo news: Elderly lady leaves car, thanks P-plater for ‘not driving like a bloody hoon’