SsangYong receives first ANCAP five-star rating

Korean brand SsanYong has secured its first five star rating from vehicle safety authority Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), after the new Korando mid-size SUV met the most stringent criteria.

Drivers need to get the message on distraction

The State’s peak motoring body has released alarming new figures on the first day of Queensland Road Safety Week which show the growing number of drivers willing to risk their lives for a text message.

Beware of DIY repair danger

RACQ has thrown its support behind a new safety initiative warning of the risks of do-it-yourself (DIY) car maintenance.

Misfuelling callouts on the rise: RACQ

RACQ has urged drivers to take care when they put fuel in their tanks after it was revealed the Club had seen a 30 percent increase in misfuelling errors over the past 12 months.

Robotic road cones roll out in Brisbane

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed a new trial of robotic traffic cones on selected Queensland toll roads, which would reduce the risk for roadside workers.

Near-miss prompts urgent safety warning

RACQ has reminded drivers how important their personal safety was during a break down after a Gold Coast teenager narrowly avoided death when he was stranded on the M1.

RACQ Foundation – Kingaroy Drought Project

The drought is something farming communities in Kingaroy are all too familiar with. A team of #RACQFoundation staff and volunteers recently witnessed it first-hand – this is how they helped.

Members urged to lodge claims ASAP: RACQ

RACQ has received more than 54 claims following record-breaking rainfall across most of north Queensland and that number was expected to rise as the inclement weather continued.

Keep your pet safe in the car these holidays

As Queensland families planned to head off on Summer road trips with their pets, the State’s peak motoring body has urged them to ensure their fur friends travelled safely as well.

RACQ Foundation – Morven Drought Project

The fifth RACQ Foundation Drought Assistance Project took us to the tiny south west Queensland town of Morven. Our RACQ volunteers visited 14 properties, serviced and repaired 70 vehicles, installed eight kilometres of fencing and much more. While our physical work was appreciated, it was our company that meant most to the graziers we met.

Be a mate, don’t tailgate

RACQ has echoed calls for Queensland drivers to be more courteous on Queensland roads after new data revealed around one third of car crash injury compensation claims were related to rear-end crashes.

Beyond the Bitumen with Keith Cassidy

He travels thousands of kilometres each year across Queensland meeting with members, greeting them in their time of need and representing all RACQ stands for. We’re proud to be full of incredible people.

Why wear a helmet

Have a little one? Make sure they understand the importance of wearing a helmet!

Do you have the missing type?

In a bid to raise awareness about the need for Queenslanders to donate blood, RACQ has today cut the ‘A’ from its logo and joined the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in promoting its Missing Type campaign.

New petition calls for single file only cycling

A petition which called for a change to the road rules to force cyclists to ride in single file has gathered more than 87,000 signatures and fuelled the debate on how to make the roads safer.

Brisbane Metro design revealed

As new images of Brisbane Metro were released today, RACQ urged Brisbane City Council and the State Government to ensure motorists weren’t disadvantaged by any plans to remove commuter traffic from the Victoria Bridge.

Lytton Road to come to a crawl: RACQ

Motorists have been warned one of Brisbane’s most congested roads will be reduced to 40km/h from Friday morning as part of extensive upgrades to the Wynnum Road Corridor project.