RACQ has warned Queenslanders to put safety first when riding on scooters, after it was revealed more than $230,000 worth of fines were handed out to almost 2000 riders of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), which included segways, hoverboards and e-scooters, in the last two years.
RACQ has welcomed the Federal Government’s focus on encouraging businesses to buy electric vehicles (EVs) as it would bolster the second-hand market and prompt more drivers to try the emerging technology.
UPDATED: RACQ has warned motorists to drive safely on the roads in south east Queensland today, after Queensland Fire and Emergency Service responded to 12 crashes as well as reports of people driving through flood water this morning.
High definition (HD) maps would be crucial to the success of driverless cars in Queensland and governments and private businesses would have to work together to make it happen, a report jointly produced by RACQ has revealed.
As electric vehicles (EVs) became more popular and affordable, RACQ will unveil its new tow trucks and roadside patrol equipped with on-board mobile EV chargers, now available to drivers who run out of charge in Brisbane.
RACQ has renewed calls to fast-track Bruce Highway safety capacity and flood immunity projects, as well as Federal Government funding for the Inland Highway, after it was once again cut by recent flood waters.
RACQ has urged property owners to prepare their homes for more wild weather, with severe storms predicted for south east Queensland over the weekend and a tropical cyclone likely to form off north Queensland early next week.
RACQ has assured its members critical services would remain available during the Brisbane lockdown period, but urged residents to stay home over the next three days to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
RACQ has informed Greater Brisbane motorists they would no longer need to wear masks while travelling in their own vehicles from 6pm 11 January, but reminded them masks would still be mandatory on other modes of transport.
With motorists using outback Queensland roads to avoid COVID-19 related border restrictions, RACQ has warned drivers not to make the journey west unless they are well-prepared for what can be difficult driving conditions.