The Road Ahead : April May 2007
Features 7 SAFETY SHUNNED Motorists are taking risks. 8 LAST RESORT Crash barriers save lives. 10 ON THE SPOT Name your frustrating roads. 12 CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE RACQ's view of motoring. 14 SECURE RIDER Safer roads for cyclists. 15 BUY A CAR AT RACQ.COM New service for car buyers. 16 THERE'S VALUE IN HOARDING Automotive memorabilia. 18 GETTING MOBILE Our mobile business centre. 19 ROADSIDE RESCUE RACQ's wizards of the road. 20 INSURANCE FEATURE Extra benefits from RACQ Insurance Travel & Leisure 32 MUNGO MYSTIQUE Delve into Mungo National Park. 36 PLAIN SAILING Cruising the River Nile. 40 CITY SHINES Exploring the streets of Melbourne. 46 LITTLE BIT OF COUNTRY Touring the Toowoomba region. Motoring 51 DOUBLE ACT Audi TT V BMW 323i. 54 BOUNDARY RIDERS Mid-size SUVs compared. 61 USED REVIEW Outlander's out there. 64 DRIVE TIME We review Fiat Punto, Honda Civic Sport, Kia Magentis and Renault Megane. 69 IN THE SHOWROOM New releases and best sellers. Regulars 3 Editor's desk 4 Short Cuts 22 Eco-motoring 23 Perspective 24 Members' Corner 28 You Said It! 35 Whiting's Tales 38 Travel Diary 38 Travel Tips 43 Garage Days 44 What's On 49 A Town Like... 50 Streetwise 50 Street Legal 62 Top Gear 62 FAQs 72 Torquing point 85 Show Your Card & Save discounts CONTENTS RACQ ANNUAL REPORT: Your 2006 Annual Report is enclosed. COVER: Photo by Ross Patten. Treatment by PEP Central. Tourism Victoria MANAGING EDITOR Jim Mathers STAFF WRITERS Chris Bishop, Belinda Peters GRAPHIC ARTIST Barbara Cumming DISPLAY ADVERTISING Jeff Bygraves, Ph: (07) 3872 8640 CLASSIFIEDS, ACCOUNT & EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES Jenie Maloney, Ph: (07) 3872 8653 ADDRESS PO Box 4, Springwood, Qld 4127 FAX (07) 3257 1863 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER The Road Ahead Publishing Co Pty Ltd (ABN 72 009 716 465) CIRCULATION (CAB) 903,370 COPYRIGHT No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the publisher's written permission. CONTRIBUTORS The views expressed in The Road Ahead by external contributors are not necessarily those of the RACQ.
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