The Road Ahead : June 2013
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 63 JUN/JUL 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD BENEFITS | MEMBER ESSENTIALS FREE ROAD TRIP MAP At RACQ, we love helping people get on the road to enjoy some great Queensland destinations. The revamped Queensland Road Trip Map showcases all the must do attractions around the state to help you plan your next holiday and serve as a reminder of all the great experiences in our own backyard. Members can pick one up free from any RACQ store, or by visiting racq.com/shop. FREE2GO ON TOUR During April and May, the RACQ free2go team hit the road to spread road safety messages and driving tips to almost 800 teenagers in the Wide Bay region. free2go spokesperson Geoff Fowler said the three-week tour took in nine schools and was one of the biggest regional tours to date, visiting 660 year 11 and 12 students at Urangan State High alone. "The program is part of RACQ free2go's commitment to helping Queensland teens get their driver's licence and keep it by becoming better drivers," Mr Fowler said. "The presentations introduce the free2go program and prepare students to go for their licence and make their first car purchase." All eligible students aged 16-19 are able to apply for free2go membership, which is particularly relevant for teens in regional areas with limited public transport. For information, visit free2go.com.au. ANZAC DAY CENTENARY 2015 ANZAC Day 2015 will mark the centenary of the Gallipolli landing. Early indications suggest that the number of participants at ANZAC Cove in 2015 will be limited to a total of 10,500 people, with 8000 places available to Australians and 2000 to New Zealanders. The remaining 500 will be allocated to official guests. Participants will be determined by ballot organised by Turkish officials. Interested members will need to register individually through the ballot process once this is released (anticipated to be early 2014) and will be responsible for securing their own tickets. RACQ Travel is currently working on a group tour itinerary to Turkey in April, 2015, on the assumption that a number of RACQ members will be successful in the ballot. If you are interested in travelling to Turkey/Galipolli in April 2015, please send an expression of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll be kept up to date with tour information. BRUSH UP ON YOUR SKILLS WITH LEARN2GO Learning to drive, teaching a learner or just looking to brush up on a particular driving skill? Head to the Learn2go website for a range of practical skills videos that demonstrate how to successfully complete a number of driving skills and manoeuvres. While these videos are designed to support learner drivers and their supervisors to prepare for the provisional driving test, they are beneficial for any motorist who is a little bit rusty on any specific driving skill. Nikita Seymour from the RACQ Membership team said the videos were up to date and helped drivers feel confident with all aspects of driving. "I know when I was learning how to drive, reverse parking was a tricky manoeuvre for me. The practical skills videos help with these difficult skills and break them down so learners can get a good grasp of the procedure and be more prepared when attempting the skills themselves," she said. To view the videos, visit learn2go.com.au/practical_skills. GETTING YOU STARTED RACQ Car Electrics is a mobile alternator and starter motor installation service operating seven days a week in the Brisbane and, now, Gold Coast metropolitan areas. RACQ has also expanded the service to some authorised car electrics centres. In many cases, they can provide fitment of a part which would not be possible at the roadside. These parts come with a two year/40,000km nationwide replacement warranty for private-use vehicles. Give RACQ Car Electrics a call on 13 1111 or visit racq.com/carelectrics.