RACQ supports increased random fuel bowser testing

The State’s peak motoring body has thrown its support behind a plan to test service stations for inaccurate fuel bowsers.

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The Courier Mail reported the National Measurement Institute found nearly 5 percent of diesel and petrol dispensers underpoured.

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RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said while it was up to retailers to ensure their equipment was accurate, the Club supported testing so motorists were getting what they paid for.

“While age and wear and tear can cause equipment to lose accuracy, retailers need to ensure, regardless of cause, their equipment is maintained and calibrated to deliver the correct amount of fuel to their customer’s vehicles,” Mr Spalding said.

“Drivers in Queensland are already hit time and again with high fuel prices, and we don’t want to see them paying too much for too little because of equipment problems.”