Motoring

Moruya Bypass explainer: How was the route chosen and what are the concerns?
News
Transport for NSW recently revealed the preferred corridor for the Moruya Bypass and the community is invited to have its say on the proposed route until Monday, 14 June. While supporters of the bypass have said it will reduce congestion and improve travel times for those driving along the South Coast, there is concern among some of Moruya's community about...
Mechanics ‘inundated’ following Mobil Yass fuel error
News
A fuel error at a popular service station in Yass during the Anzac Day weekend has kept local mechanics busy. Mechanics in the regional town, near Canberra, said they've been "inundated" with calls for help this week. At least 23 cars broke down after refuelling from the unleaded 91 petrol pump at Mobil Yass, which was incorrectly dispensing diesel between Friday,...
Drivers seek compensation from Mobil Yass over fuel error
Motoring
At least 23 people are seeking compensation from ExxonMobil following a fuel error at its service station in Yass during the Anzac Day weekend. Drivers were shocked to find their cars wouldn't start after refuelling from the unleaded 91 petrol pump, which was incorrectly dispensing diesel. The error was made by the fuel delivery driver, according to a statement from...
How Proud Mary keeps the big wheels turning
Motoring
To many, she is known as 'Mumma Mary', the queen of the road, or even the truck driving instructor in the tennis skirt. Whatever she's called, Queanbeyan's Mary Kovacevic is most comfortable behind the wheel of a semi-trailer, preferably with an Eaton Fuller Roadranger 18-and-a-half speed transmission. At 58, Mary has shifted through the gears of life, but to have...
Get behind the wheel with free driving lessons in Tumut and Gundagai
Motoring
What do you do if you live out bush and struggle to understand the theory driving test or can't afford driving lessons? Getting to work, a hospital or the supermarket becomes a struggle but that's where people such as Brett Naden step in. He is a driving instructor with Birrang Enterprise Development Company which offers free driving lessons to regional...
Che bello! Hundreds of Italian cars set to roll into Queanbeyan Park
Motoring
It could well be the largest annual display of Italian vehicles in the world - certainly in the Southern Hemisphere - and it's coming to Queanbeyan this weekend. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, De Tomasos, Ducatis and other exotic cars, motorcycles and scooters from across south-east Australia will emerge from their garages and converge just over the ACT...
Tragic death of fiance inspires Maddie to campaign for level crossing safety
Community
Maddie Bott and Ethan Hunter were set to marry in Easter. This was their plan B wedding, having been forced to cancel their dream October 3, 2020 nuptials in Fiji due to COVID-19. Now there won’t be a wedding. Instead Maddie was forced to share her vows at Ethan’s funeral in Grenfell on March 8. It was a one-off trip...
Major works start on multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication
News
The multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication project has started with major work to build two new lanes northbound on the highway from south of the NSW-ACT border to the intersection of Rolfe Road. While initial preparation work on the $200 million project began last November, this week has seen the start of the construction work that will directly benefit the 13,000...
‘Y drive’ gears up for new learners in the Eurobodalla
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s innovative 'Y drive' program is back on the road, and the search is on for more volunteers willing to help disadvantaged learner drivers get their licence. 'Y drive' matches learner drivers who lack access to a vehicle or a qualified driver with a car to volunteer mentors to help them get the 120 hours’ driving experience needed...
Car enthusiasts in for a wheely good time at Queanbeyan Showground this Sunday
Motoring
Queanbeyan will come alive this weekend with more than 500 vehicles including antique and modified cars, trucks, motorbikes, and caravans descending on the showgrounds. The annual car show will be celebrating its 45th anniversary, and the fourth year it has been held over the border. It had previously been held on the lawns of Old Parliament House but after the...
French for a day: eating snails and driving a Peugeot
Motoring
I know this is cheesy, but I have a French car to test and will be taking it to a French restaurant. The car in question is the new Peugeot 508 GT Sportswagon and the restaurant is Le Tres Bon in Bungendore. Region Media's Genevieve Jacobs provided a snap-shot of the quaint town in her video tour a few weeks...
Fuel rises from the flames at East Lynne
Community
There’s a lot of love for this seemingly low-key service station on the Princes Highway, 15 minutes north of Batemans Bay. Fuel East Lynne has been a pie destination since the 1920s, but current owner Bede Cooper has injected a whole new flavour to the business. Purchasing it in December 2019, Bede moved down from Sydney's northern beaches. Setting up...
Moruya parents and carers workshop to help with learner driver instruction
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council will host a free workshop to help parents and carers teach learner drivers. Council's road safety officer, Kate McDougall, said the practical workshop has tips for anyone who supervises L-platers. “They’ll leave with increased confidence, and a better understanding of the learner driver logbook, how to encourage safe driving, and be able to explain licensing provisions for...
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