Neither consumers, nor the environment, benefit from symbolic regulation that drives up costs for consumers, while delivering emissions abatement only in a laboratory.
The AAA encourages the Government to credibly identify all of the costs and benefits associated with these proposed changes, as motorists deserve a clear explanation of how any fuel and car price increases will affect household budgets.
AAA supports efforts to reduce vehicle emissions, however neither consumers, nor the environment, benefit from symbolic regulation that drives up costs for consumers, while delivering emissions abatement only in a laboratory.
AAA on-road test results released only last week, reinforce European research discrediting the reliability and relevance of lab testing, which is why Australia’s motoring clubs will continue to encourage the Government to base its decisions upon real-world data.
The National Road Safety Action Plan (2023-25) released today repeats mistakes of the past and risks having little impact on improving road safety outcomes.read more
Analysis undertaken by Australia’s peak motoring body shows national road deaths heading in the wrong direction and dramatic change is required if recently agreed targets are to be met, or even measured.read more
The Keys2drive program has operated since 2008 and the AAA has greatly appreciated the Commonwealth Government’s significant funding support over the past 14 years.read more