The Road Ahead Sampler : February March 2015
"AFTER MORE THAN 100 years of campaigning for a better deal for motorists, the RACQ ensured that members' interests were well and truly promoted to all major political parties in the 2015 state election," RACQ Executive General Manager Advocacy Paul Turner said. "The RACQ has had some great success in the past three years with significant commitments to key road safety and infrastructure funding and a reduction in the cost of motoring from state and federal governments. "This included key commitments such as $8 billion in funding from both the Queensland and Federal Governments for the Bruce Highway, along with critical funding for the Warrego Highway, Toowoomba Bypass and Gateway Motorway. "We also campaigned for, and received, additional visible police on our roads, a three-year freeze on motor vehicle registration and a $350 million commitment to road safety awareness based on the fatal five of speeding, drink and drug driving, seatbelts, fatigue, and distracted driving." However, Mr Turner said it was important the RACQ continued the momentum to make up for years of neglect of vital transport infrastructure funding, and a succession of governments using motorists as cash cows. To ensure the newly elected 2015 Queensland Government focused on the policies that saved lives, and money, for Queensland motorists, RACQ ran its second major Motoring Matters to Every Queenslander state campaign in last month's election. safer, cheaper motoring key to election campaign STANDING UP FOR MOTORISTS | NEWS QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 11 FEB/MAR 2015 THE ROAD AHEAD MOTORING MATTERS TO EVERY QUEENSLANDER Safer roads for Queensland 2015-2018 RACQ CONTINUED ITS FOCUS ON DEDICATED CAMPAIGNS ON BEHALF OF MEMBERS IN THE RECENT QUEENSLAND ELECTION, WITH A STRONG PUSH FOR BETTER MOTORING AFFORDABILITY AND SAFETY.
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