Cars

Brisbane commuters abandon buses, choose cars instead

Kim Stephens Brisbane's bus patronage decreased last financial year, while traffic on the city's roads increased.

Motorist's drunken swerving past police cars 'a cry for help'

New but untested evidence heard in the Eastman Inquiry this year potentially raised the suspicion of mafia involvement.

Swerving between two marked police cars at speed while drunk was a man's "cry for help", according to a lawyer.

Teens allegedly steal cars, rob shop in Brisbane

Qld police

Anne-Louise Brown After allegedly stealing two cars, robbing a shop armed with a sledgehammer, and being chased by a police helicopter and the dog squad, four teenagers were eventually caught in Tarragindi.

Queensland prison escapees steal cars while on the run

Two escapees from a far north Queensland prison farm have stolen two cars since they've been on the run.

Four cars stolen from Gold Coast dealership

A fence was destroyed when thieves stole four cars from Nerang Car City.

Kristian Silva Thieves destroy fence to escape with $100,000 worth of vehicles.

Queensland thieves swipe cars on test drives

Thieves masquerading as car buyers have swiped at least two high-performance vehicles during test drives in Queensland.

Police cars rammed in high-speed chase

Anne-Louise Brown Two police cars were rammed and an officer had his hand fractured in a car chase stretching from the Sunshine Coast to Kallangur.

Woman crashed into eight parked cars at Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre

Crews clean up after an accident in the car park at Alexandra Hills Shopping Centre. Photo: Shane Doherty/Nine News

An elderly woman has damaged eight parked cars after doing two reverse doughnuts in a Brisbane shopping centre carpark.

'Alarming' rise in children locked in cars

On one day last month, 16 children needed to be rescued from lost cars in Queensland.

Kristian Silva More than 200 children rescued from locked vehicles in Qld last month.

Drunk man smashes two cars, hits cabbie: Police

Qld police

Natalie Bochenski A Gold Coast driver who allegedly failed to stop after smashing into two different cars before assaulting a cab driver will face court on Monday.

Moreton Bay Council bypass proposal puts cars ahead of koalas

Tony Moore Brisbane's koalas are again at risk of being "decimated", this time under plans by Moreton Bay Regional Council to build a $125 million bypass near Dayboro over the North Pine River.

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Gold Coast's love affair with cars, will it wane by 2018?

Gold Coast 2018

Tony Moore Cars are already the Gold Coast's biggest transport problem, a survey of its residents suggest.

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Ban cars from Victoria Bridge: experts

Buses

Tony Moore Cars should be banned immediately from Brisbane's Victoria Street Bridge and buses should use all the lanes, public transport specialists say.

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Hunt for arsonists after three cars burnt out

Queensland police are on the hunt for arsonists after three cars were set on fire in Brisbane's north.

Detour trucks around Mater Hospital to save lives: scientist

Mater Hospital scientist Sagie Pillai.

Tony Moore and Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council and state government planning authorities will have blood on their hands if quick steps are not taken to remove heavy vehicles from Stanley Street near the Mater Hospital, a...

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Queensland researcher warns of car hacking threat

Computerised car KITT from the television series Knight Rider.

Eveline Fielding The increasing computerisation of vehicles has left them open to attack from hackers, a Queensland researcher has warned.

Queensland researcher warns of car hacking threat

Eveline Fielding The increasing computerisation of vehicles has left them open to attack from hackers, a Queensland researcher has warned.

Woman dies in four-car crash

Qld police

Natalie Bochenski A 32-year-old woman has died in a four car crash on the Gold Coast.

Ammonium nitrate still at truck crash scene: explosives examiners

The scene of the truck explosion on the Mitchell Highway.

Tony Moore Ammonium nitrate remains at the Mitchell Highway explosion scene – where a B-Double exploded near Charleville on Friday night – and the scene is now under the control of the Department of...

Brisbane City Hall executives earning more than $200,000 reaches 70

Twenty-one council executives joined the $200,000-plus annual income club last year.

Kim Stephens Brisbane City Council's 2013/14 annual report, tabled at Tuesday's meeting, revealed ratepayers now fund 70 so-called "fat cats" in that income bracket and a further 102 who earn between $100,000 and...

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