Eating While Driving

Written by Sandra Bain

You slept through all 5 of your alarms and now you’re rushing out the door on your way to work. Your hair is a total mess, you’re wearing odd socks and you skipped breakfast... a coffee and McMuffin are starting to sound pretty good right now.

The drive thru staff hand over your morning saviour and the car quickly fills with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. You then get a whiff of that perfectly cooked egg, juicy bacon and a slice of cheddar cheese nestled comfortably in a toasty English muffin... mmmmm


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What to do when sharing the road with HORSES...

Written by Sandra Bain

You’re driving along and suddenly you notice a horse rider on the road up ahead, do you:

A: Honk at the rider to move off the road

B: Try to pat the horse on your way past

C: Assess the situation and take appropriate action to avoid or prevent risk to yourself and other road users.


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Keep Left Unless Overtaking

Written by Sandra Bain

We have all been frustrated one time or another, by someone driving
slow in the right-hand lane. In fact, a lot of drivers get very abusive about this notion.

Unfortunately, not everyone knows the EXACT rules regarding this law.

RULE: On multi-lane roads, if the posted speed limit is 90km/h or more, or if
the road has a ‘keep left unless overtaking’ sign, you must not drive in the right-hand lane unless you are:


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Should you buckle up your best friend while driving in the car?

Written by Sandra Bain

If you conducted a survey and asked people “what is the law on restraining dogs while driving in the car?”, you would get a lot of different responses. The fact is, no one really knows. Different states, territories and even countries, have different laws.And Googling the answer just sends you on a wild goose chase…

While here in QLD, it’s not actually ILLEGAL to drive with your dog in the back seat without a restraint on, provided the dog is sitting or lying happily in its spot. BUT… Police are able to issue demerit points and fines if they feel as though the unrestrained animal is causing the driver to be distracted and not be in full control of the vehicle.


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