Motoring News

Thu 6 Aug 2020

NAMED: Coast drink, drug drivers, one blows 0.397

Premium Content NAMED: Coast drink, drug drivers, one blows 0.397

Plenty of people faced court for driving under the influence or with drugs in the system last week. But one man stood out more than the others – for his extraordinary...

‘Just wrong’: Audi pulls ‘provocative’ ad

‘Just wrong’: Audi pulls ‘provocative’ ad

The luxury car company has apologised for an 'insensitive' campaign which sparked a flurry of complaints.

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Drunk dad crashes with 6-year-old son in the front seat

Premium Content Drunk dad crashes with 6-year-old son in the front seat

A dad that crashed a car with his six-year-old son in a booster seat was breathalysed at nearly five times the legal limit, a court has heard.

‘Knew what they were doing:’ Thieves ram and loot

Premium Content ‘Knew what they were doing:’ Thieves ram and loot

The manager of a Caloundra business hit by ram raiding thieves in a stolen car says the damage caused to the store will cost more than what was stolen.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

Phone users avoid fine with loophole

Phone users avoid fine with loophole

One in ten people who have been caught using their phones while driving are going without being punished by using a legal loophole.

‘Way over:’ Police drag high range drink-driver out of car

Premium Content ‘Way over:’ Police drag high range drink-driver out of car

A truck driver who had to be dragged out of his car by police after he refused to be breathalysed has been trying to turn his life around.

Don’t invite fatigue on your road trip

Don’t invite fatigue on your road trip

This year our road toll is higher than the same time last year.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

Premium Content Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

After getting some extra external muscle last year the Mitsubishi Triton can now add athleticism to its resume

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Best affordable hot hatch revealed

Best affordable hot hatch revealed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been the benchmark hot hatch for years, but a new contender from Ford could knock it off its perch.

Teen car thief: ‘Stealing is easier than earning money’

Premium Content Teen car thief: ‘Stealing is easier than earning money’

When police caught up with the defendant, his eyebrows had been singed and his eyelashes were also missing.

Possible new phone detection cameras for Toowoomba

Premium Content Possible new phone detection cameras for Toowoomba

MOBILE phone detection cameras could be rolled out in Toowoomba as part of a statewide trial. This is where you could be seeing them.

Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

Premium Content Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

THIS 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT, found rotting in a farm shed sold for the price of a small house.

Thu 30 Jul 2020

WATCH: Retiree’s ‘car-azy’ invention

Premium Content WATCH: Retiree’s ‘car-azy’ invention

A rev head on and off land, the former Sea World professional water skier and Gold Coast local is out to sell his ‘Ridiculous’ invention.

Wed 29 Jul 2020

‘Not a good look is it?’: Mum busted driving on meth

Premium Content ‘Not a good look is it?’: Mum busted driving on meth

A mum-of-five who was caught driving on meth will now find it difficult getting her young children around.

‘Jail or an early grave’: Prison time for man's crime spree

Premium Content ‘Jail or an early grave’: Prison time for man's crime spree

A convicted drug trafficker has been given more jail time for a four-day crime spree, which he said was driven by his addiction.

Learner driver blows “really massive” reading

Premium Content Learner driver blows “really massive” reading

A learner driver who blew a “really massive reading” has told a court she had no excuse for it and it was a silly mistake.

Mon 27 Jul 2020

‘Absolutely devastated’: Scooter crash changed muso’s life

Premium Content ‘Absolutely devastated’: Scooter crash changed muso’s life

‘I knew I had hurt myself badly so I called myself an ambulance.’

Baby on board: How to choose a family car

Premium Content Baby on board: How to choose a family car

Buying a car is rarely an entirely rational, unemotional process.

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Major changes coming to Australia’s cars

Premium Content Major changes coming to Australia’s cars

Australians have missed out on hi-tech vehicles being sold across the globe, so the car industry has taken steps to change this forever.

Dozens of fines dealt on the water as police join forces

Premium Content Dozens of fines dealt on the water as police join forces

Police are preparing for another busy weekend on Coast waterways after a number of infringements were handed out during patrols of Noosa River.

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