The Road Ahead : June July 2008
JUN/JLY 08 27 EMAIL: ROADAHEAD@RACQ.COM.AU. FAX: 3257 1863. MAIL: THE ROAD AHEAD, P.O. BOX 4, SPRINGWOOD, QLD 4127. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS. LETTERS TO ‘YOU SAID IT’ WILL NOT RECEIVE AN INDIVIDUAL REPLY. STORY BELINDA PETERS T he Road Ahead’s electronic magazine is now up and running, giving RACQ members the option to switch to the online version instead of receiving a hard copy. 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 ‘? ick-through’ pages, keyword searching and hyperlinking of websites and email addresses. You can also print out content. Registered members also have the bene? t of being able to access more than a year’s back issues, making it easy to search for that story or advertisement you read a few issues back. To register, visit racq.com/emagazine. Then, when a new electronic edition is released, you will receive a link to the e-Road Ahead. Click on it, sign in and get reading. You can also access current and past editions at any time, via racq.com. Choose to swap to an e-Road Ahead and you could win a car navigator. Read us wap to an e-Road Ahead ld win a car navigator online features Fuel for thought L PG prices in the Bundaberg region range from 60.9c to 79.9c a litre. I believe that Australians are paying far too much and ask the motoring and consumer organisations to investigate this obvious overpricing before it gets further out of hand. Particularly when we consider that LPG is being exported for a few measly cents a litre. J. Williams, Bundaberg Tougher back then I am a 75-year-old grandparent who is legally allowed to use a parking space for the disabled. But I regularly cannot ? nd one because there are more pram parks than parks for the disabled. I know full well about shopping with young children. I had a newborn plus a 15-month-old child and the only four-wheeled transport I had was a pram. Plus there were no shopping centres then and no shopping trolleys. I had to walk two miles (3.2 km) to the nearest, cheapest shops, so I think that I know all about the dif? culties of shopping. The young today don’t know how good they have it. D. Barton, Helensvale Service. What service? T he term ‘service station’ should be removed from our vocabulary. We need instead a professor of English to create a new name for a convenience store that allows you to self- serve fuel and then queue to pay for it. When is the last time you had service from one of these outlets? J. Mitchell, Moorooka Buck stops with driver W e have all been appalled by the number of tragic road accidents. Everyone yells about what the police should do, that governments should do more, the roads should be upgraded – the list goes on. The real problem lies with mindset of drivers. Until everyone behind the wheel accepts responsibility, there will always be tragedy on our roads. Defensive driving courses should be a requirement. For those who quibble at the cost, let them compare it to funeral costs. It might even by advisable for compulsory retesting every ? ve to 10 years. E. Dalbello, Condon SIGN-UP AND WIN Register to receive the e-Road Ahead and go into the draw to win one of ? ve TomTom GO 720 car navigators (RRP $599). The TomTom GO 720 has a number of features that will make getting to your destination even easier. It includes the latest Australian maps, spoken street names, Bluetooth hands free calling and FM transmitter, all available using the 4.3-inch touch screen. For information on the GO 720, visit www.tomtom.com. Register at racq.com/emagazine by July 31, 2008 for your chance to win. Those who have already registered will be automatically included in the draw. Visit racq.com/ competitions for terms and conditions.
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