Club focuses on safety and
ACC leader addresses negative
attitudes towards caravanners
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EDUCATING RVers on safer driving and road courtesy will be a major
focus of the Australian Caravan Club throughout 2018.
Chairman Craig Humphrey said he was aware of negative comments made
against caravanners on Channel 9's A Current Affair and against
RVers in other recent news media.
"Clearly the negative and often
unfairly biased image against RVers being portrayed out in the news media
needs addressing," he said.
The safety initiative will form part
of the club's Focus 2018 policy which aims to improve the RV lifestyle.
"Promoting the use of recreational vehicles and the RV lifestyle
throughout Australia are our club’s main objectives," Mr Humphrey said.
"With an aim of achieving this, Focus 2018 will be looking at four key
"The first area is encouraging safer driving and road
courtesy. Our policy team is already heavily engaged in developing a
'sharing the road’ code of conduct with a major trucking industry peak
Mr Humphrey said that with many of the Focus 2018
initiatives, the club would work in conjunction with the Caravan Council
of Australia (CCA) under a co-operative arrangement entered into last
"The CCA will be doing an RV safety presentation to our club
members at our Chairman's Muster at Elmore, Victoria, in March.
"Our team is also finalising education tools in conjunction with the CCA
for use by RVers when selecting tow vehicles and caravans.
tools are designed to be used as a guide towards having a combination that
is 100 percent legally compliant regarding masses and ratings."
The club's other key areas of focus for 2018 included the effectiveness of
RV warranties, reviewing the draft Road Vehicle Standards Act and lobbying
for more rest areas to address fatigue management, Mr Humphrey added.
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