Dodgy car crash calls now a crime: RACQ

RACQ has applauded a decision to make it illegal for claim farmers who cold called unsuspecting Queenslanders, prompting dodgy Comprehensive Third Party (CTP) insurance claims.

Sunshine Coast residents targeted by storm chasers

After the region was slammed by a severe hailstorm, Caloundra and Sunshine Coast residents have reported they’re being approached by dodgy third party contractors trying to coerce them into making non-genuine insurance claims.

The best gift this Christmas is to set your phone

The State’s peak motoring body has today launched its Christmas road safety campaign which urged drivers to ‘Set your phone, then leave it alone’ in a bid to tackle driver distraction this festive season.

Hail discounts could damage your hip pocket

The State’s peak motoring body has warned car buyers looking for a bargain to beware of ‘hail sales’, after thousands of vehicles were damaged when destructive storms hit parts of south east Queensland last week.

RACQ backs tougher stance on distracted drivers

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed increased fines for drivers nabbed using mobile phones, however insisted tougher police enforcement was vital if it was to change this deadly driver behaviour.

Fuel pump pain for inner city Brisbane

Inner-city and western Brisbane drivers were being charged record high prices for unleaded petrol (ULP) today, with fuel tipping on average 173.1 cents per litre (cpl) on Thursday.

Safety works needed for deadly Bundaberg roads

The State’s peak motoring body has called for urgent safety upgrades to four major Bundaberg roads, after shocking crash data revealed 26 people had been killed and 189 hospitalised in crashes over five years in the region.

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.

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