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Regional fuel retailers urged to drop prices by Australia Day
23 Jan 17
In the lead up to Australia Day, RAA is calling on regional fuel retailers to drop both their petrol and diesel prices. So far in 2017, RAA Senior Analyst Chris West said country prices have increased to reflect the impact of rising oil pr..
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Motorists taking drink driving risk at Christmas
22 Dec 16
A recent RAA survey has revealed that while respondents expect to see more RBT stations around Christmas, one in three participants admitted to driving when they could have been over the legal blood alcohol limit. Almost 90 per cent of res..
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65% of SA Highways below standard
21 Dec 16
A report by RAA has revealed that 65 per cent of South Australia’s national highways are below standard, resulting in deaths and serious injuries. The highway audit is part of the Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) which eva..
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Burglars not the only holiday security threat
20 Dec 16
RAA is urging homeowners to think beyond burglary these holidays with security threats also prevalent from online shopping and the fire risk from Christmas trees and lights. “Securing your home if you are going away on holiday or eve..
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Older cars targeted by thieves in South Australia
14 Dec 16
The Holden Commodore VT is SA’s most stolen vehicle, and if you park in Salisbury, it’s more likely to be stolen than anywhere else in the State. RAA Senior Manager Mobility and Automotive Policy, Mark Borlace said thieves are ..
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Regional fuel prices expected to be higher than last Christmas
13 Dec 16
Many regional fuel retailers failed to keep pump prices in line with falling wholesale prices in late November, resulting in a drop in this month’s Regional Fuel Ratings. RAA Senior Analyst Chris West said the overall rating fell to ..
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Festive spirit goes missing in car parks
8 Dec 16
RAA claims data shows the festive season brings a spike in car park bingles with more shoppers in a rush to buy last minute presents and take advantage of seasonal sales. During December we see a 10 per cent jump in car park claims to over..
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Malicious damage to vehicles on the rise
6 Dec 16
RAA claims data reveals that malicious damage to vehicles increases in the spring with a worrying trend towards deliberately torching cars. “We average approximately 30 malicious damage and arson claims a month on an annual basis but..
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Practice makes for prepared learners at test time
5 Dec 16
RAA is urging learners to ensure they’re well-practiced drivers before attempting the Vehicle On Road Test (VORT), as they continue to see students make the same mistakes. “Our driving instructors have told us that the most com..
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Recent hail storm the largest insurance event ever recorded
21 Nov 16
The Friday 11 November hail storm lasted only minutes, but is the largest insurance event ever recorded by RAA Insurance in its 28 year history. “So far we’ve received more than 6,000 insurance claims estimated at $8M, and ther..
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