Police now targetting driver fatigue

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big issue driver fatigue humour odd police

If you’ve ever driven around NSW you’ve no doubt seen the big scary police signs that tell you what the local highway patrol is currently targetting. Usually the options are speeding, drink driving and the one that makes me chuckle ‘driver fatigue’. OK it’s not a laughing matter, but* how exactly* do they target driver fatigue? Have you ever been pulled over for a random yawn test? Do police arrest you if you buy too many energy drinks? What about the guy driving at 110 km/h with the window down…

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An open letter to Continental

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big issue change consumer activisim rant

Dear Continental,pastabaconcarbonara85g" title="pack_pasta_bacon_carbonara_85g" /> I’m a long-time-eater, first time ranter about your Pasta and Sauce product range. I am was a huge fan of your Creamy Bacon Carbonara pasta and sauce product. But you’ve gone and changed it, and you’ve changed it for the worse. Why oh why?! The change to the pasta to ‘new twista’ pasta was wrong and you’ve somehow messed with the taste so it’s now very bland. And why do I have to buy a pack that is 50% larger? I d…

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Junkware Alert: Hear loud and clear on the telephone

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big issue humour junkware stupidity

So you’ve got a hearing problem and you’re too embarrassed to see a medical professional and get a proper hearing aid. Why not self-medicate and use a range of gadgets that help you hear more clearly? Like this telephone earpiece amplifier: From Magnamail. Too bad if you want to actually hear at other times… perfect if you’re locked in some kind of room where your only contact with the outside world is via telephone though.…

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