The State’s peak motoring body has issued an urgent plea to motorists ahead of the high-risk festive season, targeting regional drivers in a new road safety campaign.
Queenslanders have been urged to talk to their friends and family about scams this Scams Awareness Week (8-12 November), after new RACQ Bank research revealed half of those surveyed had been contacted by a scammer in the days prior.
RACQ has revealed fuel prices have climbed to their highest levels in nearly eight years in some parts of regional Queensland, with drivers warned prices would not get much cheaper in the lead up to Christmas.
RACQ Bank has warned Queenslanders using credit options to pay for day-to-day expenses to think ahead and ensure they could repay on time, with new research revealing young people were suffering debt-related stress.
RACQ has revealed more than 120 potentially deadly vehicle models were being sold in Queensland’s booming used-car market, prompting a warning for buyers to do their research before signing on the dotted line.
As a world-first covert speed camera trial was announced for Queensland’s school zones and roadworks, RACQ has warned drivers to take speed limits seriously or they risked not only fines but children’s and roadworker’s lives.
RACQ has warned south east Queenslanders to expect delays and changes to their train commute with a week-long closure later this month to impact several rail lines, as work on the Cross River Rail project progressed.
With just four months left until Christmas Day, Queenslanders have been urged not to leave it all up to Santa and to start saving now, with new RACQ Bank research revealing more than half of us don’t save for Christmas.
The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed a report outlining how fuel excise charges could be scrapped in favour of comprehensive road user charging reform to better support the country’s transition to electric vehicles (EV).