The scary number of unregistered cars on Qld roads

RACQ has urged Queenslanders to check their registration was up to date after it was revealed almost 100 motorists everyday were caught driving our roads unregistered.

Seven News Brisbane reported 41,522 motorists had copped more than $14 million in fines in the past financial year for being caught driving unregistered on the roads.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said if motorists were not registered, it also meant they were not insured.

“Registration is not a bill you can afford to miss. If you injure someone else in a crash and you’re not covered by comprehensive third party insurance you could be out of pocket for the rest of your life,” Ms Ritchie said.

“If you have trouble remembering, organising a direct debit is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to make sure you pay your rego on time.

“You can also check the status of your registration by entering your licence plate details on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.”

Ms Ritchie said motorists also now had the option to pay their annual registration bill monthly, after a new renewal term was introduced by the State Government this year.

“Registration is one of the most significant annual costs for the household budget and paying monthly can help ease that burden,” she said.

“It’s slightly more expensive than a one-off annual payment, but only by about $20.”