RACQ urges driver to prop­erly plan trips

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

THE RACQ is urg­ing its 1.3 mil­lion mem­bers and other Queens­land mo­torists to tap into the Club’s re­sources to get ready for the sum­mer hol­i­days, and the storm and cy­clone sea­son.

RACQ ex­ec­u­tive man­ager tech­ni­cal and safety pol­icy Steve Spald­ing said the mo­tor­ing club was ac­tively sup­port­ing the Queens­land gov­ern­ment’s Get Ready Cam­paign, which en­cour­ages Queens­lan­ders to pre­pare for storms, cy­clones and bush­fires.

“With the Christ­mas hol­i­days ap­proach­ing it’s im­por­tant to be pre­pared for ev­ery­thing from break­downs at the road­side to large scale nat­u­ral dis­as­ters,” Mr Spald­ing said.

“By re­duc­ing your risks and pre­par­ing for the worst, you’ll be in a far bet­ter po­si­tion to deal with, and re­cover from, a life threat­en­ing dis­as­ter. Whether you’re head­ing off on a road trip or stay­ing at home over the sum­mer, there are some key ac­tions you can take to safe­guard your­self and your loved ones.”

Mr Spald­ing said those plan­ning a road trip could seek ad­vice from RACQ’s fact sheets on the web­site.

He said mo­torists should check the fol­low­ing list be­fore set­ting off.

This ar­ti­cle was sourced from www.racq.com.au.

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