Queenslanders looking to tighten their budgets have been urged to consider how much they spent on lunches and take away food as new RACQ Bank research revealed one third of those surveyed admit they have had to forego buying groceries due to financial pressures.
As the Federal Government announced a $10 billion fund designed to help drive down high insurance premiums across north Queensland, and keep locals insured, RACQ reiterated its commitment to the region it had been insuring for almost half a century.
The State’s peak motoring body has pleaded with Sunshine Coast motorists to drive safely this Easter long weekend, after it revealed RACQ’s Air Rescue Network had responded to an alarming number of car crashes already this year.
Drivers fed up with traffic congestion have named and shamed more than 400 of Queensland’s worst roads for unnecessary delays with several roads in the Wide Bay-Burnett region receiving poor report cards.
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to immediately progress urgent upgrades to the infamous Centenary Motorway after drivers named and shamed the stretch as one of the most congested in Queensland.
RACQ has urged vehicle owners to get serious about protecting their car keys as the Club’s new research found 70 percent of Queenslanders admitted to storing their keys in easy to steal places including inside the vehicle.
New RACQ Bank research has revealed the financial pressure parents faced when purchasing back to school supplies, with one third putting their kids’ school expenses on a credit card, and one quarter of parents admitting their children went without the most expensive items.
Queenslanders have been warned to pay attention at the bowser after it was revealed RACQ Roadside Assistance patrols rescued more than 600 drivers who had put the wrong fuel in their vehicles last year.
Queenslanders have been urged to ‘find someone who treats them right’ this Valentine’s Day as new RACQ Bank data revealed bank account and mortgage holders were staying loyal to financial institutions for decades because of the perceived difficulty of switching.