The Road Ahead : April 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB APR/MAY 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD 65 CAR SAFE CARE Keeping children safe is the aim of a new program to be trialled this year by RACQ's Community and Education team. Car Safe Care is an hour-long presentation targeting parents and carers, highlighting issues of child safety in and around motor vehicles. The presentation has been developed in response to the high number of people requesting advice about how to fit child restraints, and studies that have shown a high number of child restraints are fitted incorrectly. In addition to addressing the how, what, where, when and who of child restraints, Car Safe Care also provides tips on how to avoid distractions when driving with children, advice on how to get in and out of a car with children and addresses the potential hazards for children inside a vehicle. The presentation also focuses on dangerous driving environments such as driveways and car parks, and provides valuable information on how parents and carers can keep their children safe in these environments. The program is free of charge. If you belong to a workplace or community group you believe would benefit from a Car Safe Care presentation, contact the RACQ Education team on 3872 8925 or email email@example.com. IMAGE: STRATHPINE RACQ BRANCH CONSULTANT MAREE FARMER WITH MEMBER GET A MEMBER WINNERS ROBERT AND ALEXIS MACKELLAR. NEW AND IMPROVED RACQ has launched a new and improved Learn2go website aimed at helping learner drivers and their supervisors. In addition to providing a place for learner drivers to record their 100 hours of driving experience, the website also provides new drivers with valuable information about how to obtain a Learner licence, and how to prepare for a Provisional licence driving test. Other features of the Learn2go website include: • The Risks and Facts Guide, with information about key risks on the road, and how to address them. • The Unexpected Guide, which answers a number of questions from Learn2go users. • A range of practical skills videos (and accompanying checklists) that demonstrate how to successfully complete each of the driving skills/ manoeuvres required to pass the Provisional licence driving test. • A list of RACQ Approved Driving Schools. • The Supervisors Guide, with tips on how to coach learner drivers. Another highlight of the new website is a tool that allows the user to enter their location and skill level to generate a series of tailored driving routes on which they can practice. Best of all, registered Learn2go users can go into the draw to win a brand new Suzuki Swift Extreme and other monthly competitions. learn2go.com.au ORDER PACK ONLINE RACQ has made learning to drive that little bit easier by making the RACQ Learner Pack available through the online shop. Previously the pack was available only through RACQ retail branches, but now RACQ members and free2go members can order a kit by simply going online to racq.com/learnerpack. The pack contains valuable information and products to support learner drivers when they are starting out behind the wheel. The pack contains: • Double-sided L and P plates pack. • Information about RACQ's Learn2go and free2go programs, and an application form to join. • A free driving lesson voucher from keys2drive. • A copy of the RACQ Car Buyer's Guide. • An RACQ free2go promotional item. The RACQ Learner Pack is free for RACQ members. CHRISTMAS SURPRISE For Robert and Alexis Mackellar, buying their daughter a RACQ membership for Christmas was an easy solution to the problem of finding the perfect gift. Winning a $2000 prepaid Visa gift card as part of RACQ's Member get a Member promotion was an added bonus. "We just thought having RACQ membership would give her peace of mind," Robert said. RACQ members who, like the Mackellars, recommend the Club to others can go into the draw to win monthly prizes. Phone 13 1905 for details.