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Shocking number of motorists fail to restrain kids
RACQ has issued a serious warning to Queensland parents after new data revealed almost 2400 drivers had been caught failing to correctly restrain a child in the car.
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Finally good news for the Centenary Mwy: RACQ
RACQ has applauded moves by the State Government to ease severe congestion on one of Brisbane’s slowest roads, the Centenary Motorway.
Brisbane motorists rejoice – cheap fuel for the holidays
Brisbane motorists heading away for school holidays have been urged to fill the tank before hitting the road, with fuel prices in the city currently in the cheap phase of the price cycle.
RACQ brings Mobile Member Centre to the Sunshine Coast
Free vehicle health checks will be carried out from Thursday when RACQ’s Mobile Member Centre (MMC) visits the Sunshine Coast.
Driven to distraction – teens admit they have a problem
A staggering 85 percent of high school students admit to being a distracting passenger, prompting the State’s peak motoring body to issue a wake-up message to teens about the realities of inattention.
RACQ members help name Dreamworld’s cutest additions
RACQ members have been called upon to use their creativity to name one of Dreamworld’s newest Tasmanian devil babies.
Moreton Bay fuel the cheapest in SEQ during August
Motorists in Moreton Bay were filling up the tank with the lowest prices in south east Queensland last month, according to data released by the State’s peak motoring body.
Maryborough and Bundy take cheap fuel crown: RACQ
Maryborough and Bundaberg motorists were filling up the tank with the lowest prices in Queensland last month, according to data released by the State’s peak motoring body.
Parents warned of used car death traps: RACQ
Mums and dads who planned on buying their child a compact first car have been served a wakeup call, as new RACQ safety research revealed the dangers of smaller, older vehicles.
Hurting community groups can apply for help
Community groups struggling to rebuild after this year’s natural disasters have been encouraged to apply for RACQ Foundation funding and receive a helping hand.
Bushfires threaten unprepared Queenslanders
More than half of Queenslanders did not have a plan for what they would do if faced with a bushfire, according to alarming research from RACQ.
Brisbane’s fuel pain continues: RACQ
Brisbane motorists continue to be hit in the hip pocket, with a report revealing motorists in the Queensland capital are still paying more to fill up the tank than those in other major cities.
Queensland insurers combine to battle CTP rorts
RACQ People’s Choice Award officially launched
Queensland’s largest Club has launched the inaugural RACQ People’s Choice Award category of the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards.
RACQ and QPS join forces to teach kids about road safety
RACQ and Queensland Police Service will this week team up for the first time to teach some of the State’s youngest people about the importance of road safety, as part of Queensland Road Safety week.
Drink drivers try to outrun police: RACQ
RACQ research has revealed nearly half of drivers who suspected they were over the legal alcohol limit had taken a different route home to avoid being breathalysed.
Motorists put on notice for QLD Road Safety Week
Drivers have been challenged to take an honest assessment of their driving abilities as part of the launch of Queensland Road Safety Week.
Shocking number of red light fines in QLD: RACQ
RACQ has expressed its shock at the high number of red light camera offences, as it revealed 30,000 fines were handed out across Queensland over 12 months.
Petrol price hike: Motorists urged to buy now
The State’s peak motoring body has urged motorists in south east Queensland to fill the tank today after Brisbane service stations had begun to hike prices.
Hard hitting road safety lesson for Rocky students
RACQ will today deliver a powerful road safety program to more than 150 Rockhampton students, with the aim of reducing the road toll in the region.
Petrol prices will rise if BP acquires Woolies servos
The State’s peak motoring body said it feared Queensland motorists would be charged higher petrol prices if BP’s proposed acquisition of Woolworths service stations was approved.
Forget the car if you are heading to the Ekka: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has urged Ekka showgoers to ditch the car to avoid parking headaches and fines, with road closures and strict parking restrictions in place.
Brisbane’s short-term parking the dearest in nation
Brisbane motorists are being slugged more for short term off-street parking than those in any other Australian capital city, according to RACQ.
Truck restrictions to begin ahead of Comm Games
Trucks will be forced to only drive in the left-hand lanes of the M1 from tomorrow, in preparation for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
RACQ brings Mobile Member Centre to Currajong
Free vehicle health checks will be carried out on Thursday when RACQ’s Mobile Member Centre (MMC) visits Townsville.
Volunteers return to assist Longreach farmers
RACQ Foundation has again funded a team of volunteers to assist Longreach farmers hit hard by the drought.
Residents vote to bridge Brisbane
The results are in and Brisbane residents want more bridges, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
Queenslanders driven crazy by tailgaters: RACQ
Tailgaters are Queensland’s most frustrating drivers, according to the results of RACQ’s latest ‘What Drives You Crazy?’ survey.
Top 10 serious crash hot spots revealed: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has revealed the worst intersections for serious crashes in Queensland, with eight of the top ten hot spots in greater Brisbane.
Speeding in school zones is no accident: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has put drivers on notice for the start of Term 3, after an alarming number of drivers surveyed admitted to ‘accidentally’ speeding in a school zone.
RACQ MotorFest set to excite fans young and old
Hundreds of iconic Australian and international vehicles will take centre stage at RACQ MotorFest this Sunday (9 July) with thousands of people expected to flock to Eagle Farm Racecourse for the much-loved event.
RACQ rescues 600 children locked in cars
Queenslanders have been urged to remain vigilant when travelling with children, after RACQ rescued more than 600 kids locked in cars in the first six months of the year.
The Centenary Motorway: QLD’s long-forgotten road
Commuters continue to travel at a crawl along the Centenary Motorway due to a continual lack of funding for the major thoroughfare, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
Motorists forced to dig deep in new financial year: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has warned motorists would take a monetary hit come 1 July, with car registration, driver licence and toll fees all rising in the new financial year.
Have your say on bridges before it’s too late: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has urged Brisbane residents to get behind a campaign aimed at fighting the city’s growing congestion problem.
Beware vulnerable road users this school holidays: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on Queensland motorists to be extra vigilant, particularly through residential streets, with school holidays underway.
Beware of hidden costs in so-called EOFYS bargains
The State’s peak motoring body has warned Queenslanders looking to buy a car during end of financial year sales that deals could contain hidden costs.
Complacency at home could risk your life: RACQ
RACQ research has revealed an alarming number of Queenslanders were risking lives by not performing simple safety checks on heating appliances in their homes.
Downsize your car and save thousands each year
The State’s peak motoring body has today revealed Queensland’s cheapest and most expensive vehicles to own and run, with the dearest car costing owners more than $25,000 per year to keep on the road.
RACQ & Heart of Australia visit Dalby
RACQ is helping to bring valuable city services to the country when two trucks – one a roving medical clinic and another a portable member branch - roll into Dalby.
Shocking increase in motorcycle fatalities: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has expressed serious concern at the skyrocketing number of motorcycle deaths on Queensland roads this year.
BCC Budget splashes cash at motorists: RACQ
RACQ has welcomed news more than half of all funding in the Brisbane City Council (BCC) Budget would go towards better roads and transport.
Motorists miss out in Queensland Budget: RACQ
Motorists have been duped in this year’s State Budget with drivers to continue to fork out too much in registration costs, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
Good news on CRR funding but more questions raised
RACQ welcomed the State Government’s commitment to fund Cross River Rail but warned Labor not to take money away from other vital transport options to deliver the project.
Bag a phone, not a body: RACQ
RACQ has today launched a controversial new road safety campaign designed to shock drivers out of using their mobile phones while behind the wheel.
RACQ helicopters clock 1220 missions this year
RACQ’s sponsored rescue helicopter network has clocked up more than 1220 missions saving hundreds of lives in just the first five months of the year.
RACQ stumped by mysterious Coast fuel price cycle
The State’s peak motoring body has questioned the behaviour of Sunshine Coast servos, following the release of its latest monthly fuel report.
Petrol price pain continues in Brisbane: RACQ
Motorists in the River City have again been charged more for fuel than most of the other major Australian cities, according to RACQ’s latest fuel price report.
Cairns servos hit motorists at hip pocket: RACQ
Service stations in Cairns have charged motorists for some of the most expensive unleaded petrol (ULP) prices in the State, according to RACQ’s latest monthly fuel report.
Not good enough, Qld road toll hits 100: RACQ
RACQ has expressed shock at the state of Queensland’s road toll, after it recorded its 100th death in just five months.
Drivers snub Legacy Way favouring Milton Road carpark
RACQ has raised concern over traffic volumes on Milton Road, as levels trended close to those experienced prior to Legacy Way’s opening.
Government urged to get priorities right in QLD Budget
The State’s peak motoring body declared it was time for the Queensland Government to put key infrastructure projects first, with funding for transport and roads at its lowest level in a decade.
We’re here to help Qld community groups recover
RACQ Foundation has reminded community organisations to apply for natural disaster relief funding, with the latest round of applications closing next week.
Winter wildlife warning for motorists: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has issued a warning to motorists to be on high alert for wildlife, with winter the highest risk time for animal collisions.
Don’t be a State of Origin loser: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has issued a plea to fans heading out for State of Origin tonight to leave the car at home if they planned on drinking.
Brisbane servos pocketing outrageous profits: RACQ
RACQ said it would lobby the State Government for real time fuel data, following revelations profits at Brisbane service stations were 55 percent higher than the national average.
ACCC report proves real time fuel data needed: RACQ
RACQ said it would lobby the State Government for real time fuel data so it could name and shame overcharging Cairns service stations.
RACQ & Heart of Australia visit Charters Towers
RACQ is helping to bring valuable city services to the country when two trucks – one a roving medical clinic and another a portable member branch - roll into Charters Towers.
Make this Friday fatality free: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has implored motorists to think about their actions behind the wheel and make a pledge to make today (26 May) fatality free on our roads.
Road safety education comes to Rockhampton
Young children in Rockhampton will be safer in and around roads with RACQ’s coveted education program ‘Streets Ahead’ now permanently available in the region.
Brisbane hit with second highest transport costs: RACQ
Rising fuel costs have contributed to Brisbane having the second highest transportation costs in the country, according to a new report released today.
Vehicle vandalism on the rise in Queensland
The State’s peak motoring body has issued a warning to Queensland motorists to be on high alert after new RACQ data revealed an increase in vehicle vandalism.
Bruce Hwy upgrade given top marks for safety
The State’s peak motoring body has revealed a recently upgraded stretch of the Bruce Highway has been awarded the top safety rating.
Shun servos doing the wrong thing: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has named the Sunshine Coast as the most expensive place to fill up with unleaded petrol (ULP) in south east Queensland (SEQ).
Far north Qld’s petrol pain continues: RACQ
Towns and cities in far north Queensland sold some of the most expensive unleaded petrol (ULP) in the State last month, with some motorists charged 20 cents per litre (cpl) more than those in Brisbane.
Cross River Rail inaction will hurt Qld: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body said it was disappointed the Turnbull Government had failed to increase investment in Queensland road and rail infrastructure for 2017-18.
Motorists encouraged to drive so others survive
RACQ has encouraged motorists around the State to make a pledge to drive so others survive, as today marked the start of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week.
Bridge Brisbane’s transport gap: RACQ
Brisbane could get more bridges and tunnels to fight growing congestion following the launch of a new campaign by the State’s peak motoring body.
Queensland hoons pose lethal threat: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has been left shocked by the tens of thousands of motorists caught high-range speeding on Queensland roads.
Buyers beware as flooded cars flood the market
RACQ has warned prospective car buyers around the State to be wary of vehicles affected by recent flooding in Queensland and New South Wales.
Trying conditions on our roads this long weekend
The State’s peak motoring body has urged Rockhampton motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving this long weekend, with many roads still damaged as a result of recent
Mackay residents warned: poor road conditions continue
The State’s peak motoring body has urged Central Queensland motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving this long weekend, with many roads still damaged as a result of recent flooding.
Trying conditions on Gold Coast roads this long weekend
The State’s peak motoring body has urged Gold Coast motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving this long weekend, with many roads still damaged as a result of recent flooding.
State Budget must work for North Queensland: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to prioritise vital road safety upgrades in North Queensland ahead of its Budget 2017 release.
Safety upgrade vital for Mt Lindesay Hwy: RACQ
RACQ has called on the Palaszczuk Government to prioritise road safety upgrades to the Mt Lindesay Highway ahead of its Budget 2017-18 announcement in June.
State Budget must not forget Central Qld: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to prioritise vital road safety upgrades in Central Queensland ahead of its Budget 2017 release.
Qld hindered by transport infrastructure backlog
RACQ has called on the State Government to step up and prioritise key transport infrastructure projects when the 2017-18 Budget is handed down in June.
Safety upgrade vital for Brisbane’s north: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to make upgrading Brisbane’s northside road network a priority ahead of the Queensland Budget 2017-18 announcement in June.
Safety upgrade vital for Brisbane Valley Hwy: RACQ
RACQ has called on the Queensland Government to fund vital safety improvements on the Brisbane Valley Highway when the 2017-18 Budget is handed down in June.
State Budget must work for Brisbane’s south: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to further invest in road projects in Brisbane’s south in the upcoming Budget.
Qld Budget must deliver for Brisbane’s west: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has called on the Palaszczuk Government to make upgrading the Centenary Motorway a priority ahead of the Budget 2017-18 announcement in June.
Budget must deliver funds for Brisbane east: RACQ
RACQ has called on the State Government to fund vital safety improvements across the eastern Brisbane transport network when the 2017-18 Budget is handed down in June.
Another bad report card for Brisbane roads: RACQ
The latest report on Brisbane roads has revealed more bad news for motorists, according to RACQ.
Centenary Motorway named as the slowest: RACQ
Brisbane motorists have been forced to travel as much as 78km/h below the speed limit on some of the city’s major roads, according to the State’s peak motoring body.
Motorists risking lives in school zones: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has put drivers on notice with school returning today, as new statistics reveal the shocking number of motorists speeding through school zones.
Pack your patience for Easter traffic: RACQ
RACQ has reminded motorists to allow for extra time on the roads with Easter traffic expected to cause extensive delays this afternoon.
Crackdown needed on basics this long weekend: RACQ
RACQ has called on police to crack down on motorists breaking basic road rules, as thousands of Queenslanders hit the road for the annual Easter long weekend.
Easter Bunny’s egg-cellent gift to SEQ motorists
The State’s peak motoring body has urged motorists to fill up the tank before heading off over the Easter long weekend, with low fuel prices expected across most of the south east.
RACQ on site to help flood affected Rocky residents
RACQ has advised Rockhampton residents its Mobile Member Centre (MMC) and experienced team of staff would be in town from today to help those affected by flooding due to Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Cairns remains one of the State’s dearest for fuel
Cairns was one of the most expensive areas to fill up with unleaded petrol (ULP) in Queensland during March, according to RACQ’s latest monthly fuel price report.
Sunny Coast: SEQ’s most expensive fuel
The Sunshine Coast has again taken out the unwanted crown for the most expensive fuel in south east Queensland, according to figures released today by RACQ.
Brisbane’s petrol more expensive than most capitals
Brisbane motorists have again paid more for unleaded petrol (ULP) than the other major capital cities, according to RACQ’s latest monthly fuel report.
Rockhampton residents must act now: RACQ
RACQ has warned Rockhampton residents to act now to prepare their homes and families ahead of the expected peak of the Fitzroy River on Thursday.
Driveway run overs can turn holidays into tragedies
RACQ has urged parents to be vigilant around driveways during the school holidays, with three Queensland children hit on average each week in low-speed vehicle run overs.
Funding open for Cyclone Debbie-hit community groups
The RACQ Foundation has encouraged Queensland community organisations to apply for funding following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, in a bid to fast track recovery in affected areas.
RACQ on site to help cyclone affected Mackay residents
RACQ has advised Mackay residents its Mobile Member Centre (MMC) and dozens of extra staff have arrived in town to help those affected by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
What to do if you have been affected by TC Debbie
Queensland residents affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie have been urged to lodge a claim for damage as soon as possible.
We're here to help
RACQ has advised Queenslanders its staff were standing by to enact its emergency response plans to assist victims impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
NQ residents have precious hours to prepare
RACQ has urged north Queensland residents to spend this morning wisely preparing for Tropical Cyclone Debbie, forecast to hit within the next 24 hours.
Lock up your Commodore
Queenslanders who own a Holden Commodore are most at risk of having their vehicle stolen, according to insurance figures released by the State’s peak motoring body.
Kirwan hot spot for Townsville car thefts: RACQ
Townsville residents have been warned to be on alert with Kirwan in the city’s west named as Queensland’s car theft hot spot.
RACQ Foundation bridges gap between city & bush
RACQ Foundation has helped bridge the gap between the city and the bush by sending volunteers to western Queensland to help farmers affected by drought.
Avoid the repeat price hike offenders: RACQ
RACQ has urged motorists to boycott repeat price hike offenders Coles Express, Caltex and BP, as prices today soared at some Brisbane service stations.
Bumper summer season for RACQ Roadside
RACQ has issued a reminder to motorists to get ‘back to basics’ with their car maintenance after attending more than 81,200 roadside breakdowns in Brisbane over summer.
Mining truck crash a wake-up call for Gov: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body said today’s road train crash near Cloncurry highlighted the need for urgent action from the Queensland Government to ensure mining materials are carried on rail, and not road, whenever possible.
Petrol prices stay gloomy on Sunny Coast: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has revealed the Sunshine Coast was the most expensive place to fill up in south east Queensland last month.
Ipswich retains SEQ's cheap petrol crown: RACQ
Ipswich has been named south east Queensland’s cheapest place to buy unleaded petrol (ULP) for the third month running, according to RACQ.
RACQ calls for tougher stance on Qld drink drivers
Mid-range drink drivers should have the same tough interlock conditions as high-range drink drivers, under a raft of strict proposals RACQ put forward to the State Government’s review into drink driving penalties in Queensland.
RACQ welcomes BCC changes to Brisbane Metro
The State’s peak motoring body has thrown its support behind Brisbane City Council’s (BCC) changes to its Brisbane Metro concept.
'Rumour has it' Adele to cause unprecedented traffic
The State’s peak motoring body has warned motorists to avoid travelling through Woolloongabba this weekend, with the Adele concert expected to bring traffic to a standstill.
Fuel signage a win for motorists: RACQ
The State’s peak motoring body has applauded today’s announcement by the Palaszczuk Government’s to regulate fuel price boards in Queensland, a move RACQ lobbied for six years to achieve.
It's raining cats and dogs in Queensland: RACQ
A new dog or cat was the Christmas present du jour for Queensland families last year; a huge spike in RACQ Pet Insurance has revealed.
It's not over yet - RACQ storm season warning
RACQ is warning Queenslanders against complacency before the end of storm season, with new research finding February is the worst month for home and contents insurance claims.
Mazda 6 again takes out Judges' Choice award
Family-sized sedans could be about to make a comeback, with the Mazda 6 taking out the Judges’ Choice category for a second time in the nation’s Best Cars awards.
Wheel-y good timing for Redcliffe teen
It was a case of serendipity for 18 year-old Nathan Alexander when he received a phone call telling him he had won a brand new car from RACQ – at the same time as he was surfing the internet looking to upgrade his old wheels.
No such thing as a free school lunch: RACQ
Queensland families sending their child to a State high school will spend at least $1100 a year on their education, new RACQ finance research has found.
RACQ now to the rescue in Toowoomba homes
For 90 years Queenslanders have relied on RACQ to be there when their cars break down, and now the Club is available to help when things go wrong at home.
Qlders called to review drink driving penalties
RACQ has called on Queensland motorists to have their say on possible changes to drink driving penalties.
Petrol price hike hits north Queensland: RACQ
Motorists in Townsville experienced the highest unleaded petrol (ULP) prices last month since August 2015, according to figures released by the State’s peak motoring body.
Cairns petrol prices highest in 15 months: RACQ
Motorists in Cairns endured the highest unleaded petrol (ULP) prices recorded in more than 15 months in January, according to figures released by RACQ.
RACQ launches virtual reality game for road safety
RACQ has become the first motoring club in Australia to embrace virtual reality technology, bringing a new era of road safety education to Queensland children.
RACQ secures landmark ticketing deal for members
RACQ today announced it has secured a significant share in one of Queensland’s largest entertainment ticket retailers, TicketMates.
Ipswich takes SEQ cheap fuel crown
Ipswich motorists benefited from the lowest unleaded petrol (ULP) prices across south east Queensland in 2016, according to the latest figures released today by RACQ.
ACCC's findings can't come soon enough: RACQ
RACQ today said it was eagerly awaiting the results of the ACCC’s investigation into Cairns fuel prices, in the wake of data showing costs remained high in the North Queensland city.
"Drunk-walkers" dice with death: RACQ
RACQ is urging partygoers to think twice about walking home drunk from Australia Day celebrations, following a 176 percent increase in the number of pedestrians killed on Queensland roads last year.
Brisbane petrol prices on the rise: RACQ
Brisbane service stations have commenced a price hike with retailers charging the highest price seen for unleaded petrol (ULP) in more than 15 months, according to RACQ.
Townsville swamped with stolen car crime wave
RACQ is warning Townsville residents to beware of car thieves, following a staggering increase in stolen vehicle claims.
Don't miss out on vital drought funding
RACQ Foundation has reminded community organisations to apply for drought funding, with the latest round of applications closing in two weeks.
Extreme heat fries car engines and batteries: RACQ
As heatwave conditions continue in Queensland, RACQ has warned motorists to be wary of the impact extreme heat can have on car engines.
Beware of Black Friday crash danger: RACQ
RACQ is warning motorists to take extra care on the roads today, Friday the 13th, with new research revealing the last day of the working week is the most dangerous for crashes.
Vital drought assistance available now
Queensland community organisations impacted by drought have been encouraged to apply for funding from the RACQ Foundation to help groups get back up and running.
Shocking number of babies locked in cars in 2016
More than 1268 children were rescued from locked cars in Queensland last year, prompting a safety warning for parents and caregivers by the State’s peak motoring body.
Brisbane motorists fail roundabout test: RACQ
Shocking new figures released by RACQ found the majority of Brisbane motorists do not know how to properly indicate on roundabouts.
UnAustralian - thieves target Qld beachgoers
Summer means beach time for many Queenslanders, but RACQ has reminded people to take proper safety precautions with belongings or risk ruining their day of fun in the sun.