The Road Ahead : October 2012
MOTORING QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 61 OCT/NOV 2012 THE ROAD AHEAD from 19 last year and almost all manufactured from 2001, demonstrating the advances in vehicle safety. "This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Australasian research and the results show that vehicle safety has improved on average by around 50 percent," he said. "Alarmingly, research has identified that novice drivers have the highest crash risk but often drive the least safe vehicles. By choosing safer vehicles, novice drivers could reduce their road trauma statistics by 60 to 80 percent." *The Used Car Safety Ratings are released annually by RACQ and Monash University's Accident Research Centre which analyses real life crashes, in which people were injured, that were reported to police between 1987 and 2010. To view the Used Car Safety Ratings, go to racq.com/ucsr. to adequately take care of the car, there could be a number of hidden problems under the bonnet. "Engines that haven't had proper oil and filter servicing could develop major sludge problems leading to eventual engine failure, while neglected coolant changes could result in serious corrosion problems," he said. "A previous owner's miserly ways with servicing could make for unreliable and expensive motoring for the new owner." The RACQ advises all prospective buyers to have vehicles thoroughly inspected prior to purchase. Make life easier with an Acorn Stairlift Direct from the manufacturer Safe, reliable and trouble free For straight or curved staircases Ask about our free home assessment Indoor and outdoor lifts available An Acorn Stairlift could be the key to retaining your independence, while still being able to enjoy the beauty and space of the home you love.
August 1st 2012