Keep your mates safe on the roads at Schoolies

As tens of thousands of young drivers prepared to head to Schoolies celebrations this week, the State’s peak motoring body has issued a warning to not let a good time turn into tragedy on the roads.

Qlders bad Xmas spending habits revealed

With Christmas just around the corner, disturbing new RACQ research has revealed almost 60 percent of Queenslanders admit they rely on credit cards to cover the cost of presents and expenses over the festive season.

Cairns drivers paying more to pump

Motorists in Cairns were being charged on average nearly 10 cents more per litre (cpl) for unleaded petrol (ULP) in October than the previous month, according to the State’s peak motoring body.

Whitsundays breaks cheap fuel streak

After a two month streak of being the cheapest place to fill up the tank in Queensland, the State’s peak motoring body revealed the Whitsundays had lost its crown after the average price of unleaded increased by almost 10 cents per litre (cpl) in October.

Fuel pump pain for Noosa motorists

Noosa drivers have felt hip pocket pain, with the region named the most expensive spot to fill up in Queensland last month, according to the State’s peak motoring body.

Schoolies to get real on money

As they prepared for their final days at high school, RACQ has today given Brisbane Year 12 students at Balmoral State High School advice on how they can manage their money and be financially independent when they leave the nest.

RACQ drives next generation vehicle testing

Driverless cars and traffic lights that talk to vehicles will be trialled right here in Queensland, with RACQ unveiling plans to make Brisbane home to the premier vehicle research, testing and training facility in the southern hemisphere.

Heat warning on babies locked in cars

As the south-east prepares for rising summer temperatures, RACQ has revealed new data which shows its patrols rescue an average of three babies from locked cars in Queensland every day.

Time's up for Centenary Mwy

RACQ has called on the State Government to commit to an upgrade of the Centenary Motorway, as latest data showed motorists commuting to and from Brisbane’s western suburbs continued to suffer.

Leave driving to the Supercar stars

The State’s peak motoring body has urged Gold Coast 600-goers to ditch the car and catch public transport, with gridlock expected at the weekend.

More opportunities to fuel up for less: RACQ

Motorists were reaping benefits at the bowser, with cheaper fuel more frequently available in the south east since the introduction of real time petrol price reporting, according to RACQ.

Petrol price hike imminent

RACQ has warned motorists in south east Queensland petrol prices were about to peak to near record highs for unleaded.

Long weekend traffic double whammy

The State’s peak motoring body has warned drivers of considerable traffic delays on major arterial roads from today, with the long weekend to coincide with the end of school holidays.

Cross River Rail forces CBD road closure

The State’s peak motoring body has urged Brisbane drivers to brace for permanent CBD road closures ahead of the construction of the Albert Street station of the upcoming Cross River Rail project.

It’s not a race: Pace yourself to holidays

On the eve of school holidays, the State’s peak motoring body put drivers on notice after startling new figures showed more than one third of drivers admitted to speeding on freeways and highways.

Backflip at the bowser in regional Qld

After months of cheap prices at the petrol pump, the State’s peak motoring body has revealed fuel retailers in regional Queensland had backflipped and bumped up the average price of unleaded by more than seven cents per litre (cpl) in some areas.

Crossing the finish line: Toowoomba Bypass opens

Motorists crossing the Toowoomba range would have access to the long-awaited Toowoomba Bypass when it opened this weekend, which the State’s peak motoring body said would reduce travel time by up to 40 minutes.

Newest drivers in oldest most unsafe cars

Alarming new statistics have revealed Queensland’s youngest drivers were hitting the road in some of the oldest and most unsafe cars on the market, prompting a safety warning from the State’s peak motoring body.

Set your phone then leave it alone

RACQ will today launch its biggest ever advocacy campaign to help stem the number of lives lost due to Queensland’s deadly mobile phone addiction.

250,000 students are Streets Ahead with RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has celebrated a major milestone educating its 250,000th primary school students through the Streets Ahead program this Queensland Road Safety Week.

Tired drivers served major wakeup call

A new RACQ survey has revealed tired drivers were more likely to fight fatigue with food or caffeine rather than sleep, prompting a major wakeup call to drivers.

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.