FAST ‘N’ CU­RI­OUS

Herald Sun - Motoring - - INSIDE LINE -

PAY AS YOU BURN

Speed­ing mo­torists in Bri­tain can be fined up to half of their weekly take-home pay for a mi­nor traf­fic of­fence, or up to 150 per cent for some­thing more se­ri­ous. The in­come-based penal­ties are capped at $1700 for each of­fence — or $4250 for mo­tor­way in­dis­cre­tions.

TESLA IN COURT

Tesla is fac­ing a ma­jor court bat­tle over al­le­ga­tions that its self-driv­ing Au­topi­lot soft­ware fit­ted to 47,000 cars is “dan­ger­ously de­fec­tive” in op­er­a­tion. Model X and Model S own­ers have filed a fed­eral court claim in San Jose, Cal­i­for­nia.

TREAD CARE­FULLY

About one-third of the cars on Aus­tralian roads have il­le­gal tyres — and nearly 90 per cent of own­ers do not know the le­gal min­i­mum tread depth. These fig­ures come from Mo­bile Tyre Shop. It cites a Toy­ota Corolla with min­i­mum tread, which will take 13.6 me­tres longer than on new tyres to stop from 80km/h.

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