Car Broker Brisbane – Dangerous Drivers and Road Safety

Hi, Bob Aldons, from Car Business with a road safety story just two days before Christmas. “Twas  2 days before Christmas and all through the city, cars are driving unroadworthy – isn’t that a pity.”

So forgive my take on the “Night Before Christmas” but what I’m writing about is very serious, particularly as regards road safety. I’ve long lobbied for the State Government to introduce annual inspections for all motor vehicles older than five years. My personal observation is that about 30% of those vehicles drive our streets and highways with some form of defect. And I’m only viewing the subject vehicle from behind. I’m not able to see the front of the car, nor pay any attention to the roadworthiness or otherwise of the tyres.

Road Safety
This older Toyota Corolla driving through my community of Redcliffe isn’t safe.

Just last night, on my way from Kippa-Ring to Woody Point, I was behind this car at traffic lights. A lady was driving this older Toyota Corolla hatch with an LH brake light that didn’t work. And here’s where my perception of these type of cars goes off at a little deviation. During my 39 years as a dealer, whenever a car came in for a service, and it had a defective tail light, brake light or headlight, we’d advise the owner and invariably they’d authorize us to rectify the issue. I can’t ever remember a customer saying no to that advice.

I can only assume with a large number of defective vehicles on the road, at least in my area, that these same cars aren’t being serviced regularly. And of course not servicing your car isn’t wise at the best of times. And non-service means that the car will be out of tune, emitting noxious fumes into the atmosphere and using more fuel than is probably necessary.

So my advice to these owners? Save your money and at least take your car in for a basic service. Anywhere from $99 to $199 will have your car serviced, checked and back on the road in a safe and more reliable condition. The community and environment will thank you ever so much – road safety, it’s up to you.


Small PS on this story. We’ve got a lot of people who are very concerned with the environment and particularly the harvesting of coal seam gas. Perhaps they need to be more aware of the encompassing issues with the environment. This particular car, unsafe and far from roadworthy is sporting a sticker that says “Can’t Eat Coal, Can’t Drink Gas. If the driver is so concerned with the environment, perhaps she needs to add a rider to that sticker – “Can’t Eat Coal, Can’t Drink Gas, But Don’t Care About the Safety of Myself or My Family” – just my opinion


Bob Aldons
Bob Aldons is The Car Guy

 Bob Aldons is the owner and founder of The Car Guy, reviewing cars, reporting on Car Industry Matters, Car Tech and the world at large. He’s spent   the last forty years immersed in the automotive industry from salesman to the owner of a 7 brand multi-franchise dealership. Bob knows cars.

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