residents on weights
RV village scales up
road safety initiative
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AN award-winning RV village in
Queensland has weighed in with its own contribution towards making caravans
and motorhomes safer on the road.
Fraser Coast's pioneering RV Homebase village is staging "education" days
and inviting its mix of caravan and motorhome owners, grey nomads and
friends to put their RVs on the scales.
Around 50 RVs were weighed during a recent two-day session, with one
claiming many were overweight.
The checks were made in conjunction with a Queensland Transport compliance
team to help educate residents about road safety.
RV Homebase senior client liaison and sales consultant Shaun Forbes told
Caravanning News that weighing tow vehicles and caravans helped "educate
our residents as to their individual vehicle setups".
"RV Homebase is running education days such as this is so our residents
can be well informed and give them the best opportunity to be safe and
legal on the roads while exploring this beautiful and unique country of
ours," he said.
One education day involved HypoDrive, a national educational awareness
program and road safety initiative aimed at providing road safety
education for diabetics, and Roadcraft, a non-profit community-based
organisation dedicated to reducing road trauma through driver training.
"This day was successful with over 80 residents attending," Mr Forbes
"From the feedback we received, everyone took something away with them to
help them stay safe while traveling this great country of ours."
He thanked the Queensland Government for allowing the Queensland Transport
compliance team to spend time and manpower helping educate residents on
how to be safer on the road.
Recent reports claim that up to 70 percent of RVs on Australian roads are