Drivers in Queensland are being stung

The cost of motoring has risen throughout Australia in recent months, but it seems that Queenslanders are getting the rawest deal.

A study conducted by car insurance provider Bingle has found that it is more expensive to own a vehicle in this part of the country than anywhere else.

This is despite the fact that insurance, parking, tolls and maintenance costs are generally lower than in places like New South Wales and Victoria.

Where Queensland drivers seem to come unstuck is the price of fuel. Bingle spokesperson Melanie Vine suggested that people who live in the state are forced to pay more at the pumps and they generally cover more ground than motorists in other territories.

The average Queenslander pays $411 more for their petrol than motorists from New South Wales.

Ms Vine urged vehicle owners to adopt a more economical style of driving so they do not need to fill their tank as often.

"Staying on the road is a necessity for most Australian families, but the increasing cost of living is making this more difficult," she remarked.

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