The Road Ahead : February March 2009
members’ corner ... CLUB NEWS, SERVICES, OFFERS Call RlCa l RACQ on 1 Visit us on the Web RACQ (Club, travel & insurance) free2go Email RACQ Help Line (24 hours) Medical, home, motor accident emergency advice. Legal advice on motoring matters Membership (24 hours) To join, pay by phone, enquiries, alterations, Plus Care, Ultra Care Alterations by fax Insurance (24 hours) Enquiries, sales, alterations & payments RACQ Insurance claims Other RACQ Services Child safety restraints (advice/sales) 3872 8926 Mail order Driver education (incl. RACQ recommended driving schools) RACQ Finance RACQ car & personal loans Technical advice Traffi c & Safety Advice and investigations Travel services Accommodation bookings in Australia (24 hours) Road conditions (24 hours, recorded, or see website) Road travel information (24 hours, or see website) Travel bookings (Australia & overseas: airline, cruises, car hire, tours etc) Vehicle storage Vehicle inspections OFFICES Head Office (P.O. Box 4, Springwood, Qld 4127) Branch/retail offices See ‘RACQ’ in your local phone directory For details of your nearest branch, see the ‘services locator’ under ‘membership’ at racq.com. RACQ Board Club Patron Penelope Wensley, AO, Governor of Queensland President & Chairman Richard Pietsch Vice Pres. & Deputy Chairman Geoff Leddy Directors Nigel Alexander, Fay Barker, Tony Gambling, Dennis Howe, Elizabeth Jameson, Peter Long, Stephen Maitland, Bronwyn Morris Chief Executive Offi cer Ian Gillespie 22 FEB/MAR 09 1300 888 449 3272 5982 13 1905 3361 2444 3361 2406 3832 7000 1800 629 501 1300 130 595 1800 816 523 3361 2382 1800 680 039 1300 361 316 3666 9148 3872 8925 13 1905 (fax) 3361 2140 13 1905 13 7202 CQ on 13 1905 free2go.com.au Roadside assistance (24 hours) 13 1111 TTY (members with impaired hearing) 905 racq.com firstname.lastname@example.org 3248 2074 13 1905 ianca Devsam, from the Gold Coast, is the latest winner of the Learn2go Suzuki competition and is now the proud owner of a new Swift S Series. Suzuki winner B w To qualify for the competition, all 17-year-old Bianca had to do was register at www.learn2go.w.learn2go. com.au and start viewing the practical skills videos. 17-year al skills videos. Bianca said she found the videos helped her to learn and perform safe driving techniques, which she hopes will help her pass her provisional driving test in February. If she passes her test, Bianca will be using her licence and her new Suzuki Swift to travel to and from her part time job and university. The Learn2go website features an online Queensland Transport-approved logbook for learners and supervisors to log the required 100 hours of driving practice. For more details, visit www.learn2go.com.au. t’s almost a year since the e-Road Ahead was launched and now almost 40,000 readers are enjoying their bi- monthly fi x of motoring, travel and RACQ news on their computer. The e-Road Ahead is ideal for members who access the web for news and entertainment, those who spend a lot of time on the road with their laptop in tow, or those who want to do their bit for the environment. Features of the e-Road Ahead include ‘fl ick-through’ pages, keyword searching, Read us online from anywhere I switch between the hard copy and electronic whenever you wish. To register, visit racq.com/emagazine. m/emagazine o your bit for the environment by disposing of your old batteries in a safe way at designated RACQ sites on National Clean Up Australia Day, Sunday, March 1. Recycle your vehicle’s battery D RACQ battery program manager Tony Scales said it was estimated that one in fi ve households had a used battery on their property, posing a risk to the environment, animals and humans. More than 90 percent of batteries could be recycled if disposed of in the correct way. Drop-offs can be made between 9am and 1pm on March 1, at the following Brisbane locations: • RACQ Operations Centre, corner Logan and Levington roads, Eight Mile Plains. • RACQ Technical Training Centre, hyperlinking of websites and email addresses and more than 18 months worth of back-issues. You can corner Greystone Street and Wynnum Road, Tingalpa. • RACQ St Paul’s Terrace, corner Warry Street, Fortitude Valley. • RACQ Inspection Station, corner Zillmere Road and Samantha Place, Zillmere. • RACQ Battery Distribution Centre, 70 Telford Road, Virginia. • A1 Mobile Mechanics, 12 Eveline Street, Coopers Plains. • Metro Breakdown Services, 1/218 Leitches Road, Brendale. Further drop-off locations are available at Bundaberg, Cairns, Caloundra, Mackay, Noosa, Southport and Toowoomba. For a complete list of drop-off sites throughout the state, visit racq.com.
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