Queenslanders hit with rising fuel bills

Car insurance customers in Queensland are among the worst affected by the current global economic fallout from the US banking crisis and European sovereign debt problems.

Just this week, Premier Campbell Newman bemoaned the financial hardship facing Aussies and claimed emergency measures – such as stamp duty concessions and reduced-cost public transport – could be introduced to ease the burden.

Despite the acknowledgement of ever tightening household budgets, however, there is still a lot more that could be done to make the life of the average Queenslander less costly.

A study by insurance specialist Bingle has shown, for instance, that Queenslanders pay $160 more per year to keep their cars on the road when compared to New South Wales and Victorian motorists.

Car insurance customers in Queensland pay an average of $5,433 to run a car – a figure that has risen dramatically in recent times thanks to climbing fuel costs, Bingle noted.

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