Changes to Road Signs & Driving Rules in NSW

photo credit: Alex E. Proimos Road Signs Changes in NSW Changes are coming soon to the speed zone road signs in New South Wales which will consolidate and simplify these zones to facilitate a better flow of traffic. Following a NSW government review, changes were recommended to 11 out of the 12 roads surveyed. Motorists…

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Driving Rules in Australia

photo credit: mugley Driving rules in Australia differ from those in the US, and tend to be stricter since driving is considered less of an entitlement in Australia then it is in the US. Australia goes to great lengths to ensure that new drivers understand that driving is a privilege and that they have a…

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Details on Truck Driving Careers in Australia

photo credit: morebyless Australia truck driving careers operating mining dump trucks are in high demand today. Mining dump truck drivers can expect to work 12 hour shifts, and they typically work both day and night shifts on a rostered basis. The roster you work depends on which company you are employed with, and a typical…

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Safe Driving Enforcement in NSW

photo credit: storem Safe driving is clearly a foreign concept to one young man in New South Wales, Australia who was recently charged with dangerous driving after he was clocked traveling at 235 km/hr in the Southern Highlands district. The 22 year old man from Hurstville was pulled over by police as he was traveling…

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National Trucking Reform in Australia

photo credit: mugley National regulations for the trucking and transportation industries in Australia are long overdue according to the Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese. He is leading the debate among national leaders this month as the decide whether to support interstate agreements to create a single regulatory system governing the rail, road and…

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What is Road Safety in Australia?

photo credit: Robbie Howell When new drivers consider what is road safety in Australia, they may be surprised to learn that there are about 1,700 deaths resulting from road accidents in the country each year. The rate of serious is far higher, though, at roughly ten times this number of approximately 22,000 serious injuries each…

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Truck Driving Careers in Australia

photo credit: Jon Haynes Photography The mining boom in Australia has raised the profile of trucking careers and attracted a flood of workers into this industry in recent years. Yet many of these truck workers are complaining about one of the biggest downsides of the job, which is a shortage of girlfriends. In many mining…

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Truck Driver Convoy in Australia

photo credit: bradleygee A truck driver convoy in Australia recently made its way to Canberra to demand new elections. Hundreds of truck drivers converged on the Parliament House to blast their horns, and they were accompanied by camper vans and SUVs decorated with banners condemning the government. Police reported that there were over 300 vehicles…

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Training for Road Safety in Australia

photo credit: woodleywonderworks An Australian road safety specialist is teaming up with the UK based E-Training World to help define what is road safety for fleets in Australia. The partnership will give Australian fleets access the the UK company’s sophisticated driver profiling system for the first time. Driver Safety.com.au will become a distributor for E-Training…

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Star Driving School Blog – Welcome!

photo credit: romulusnr Welcome all to our Star Driving School blog! On this blog, we will provide you with the latest in driving news, driving tips and other articles in the world of driving lessons especially for those in the Sydney and NSW regions of Australia. Come back often, and discover how to become a…

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