AFFORDABLE fuel prices and safer roads have been named among the RACT’s biggest state election concerns.

The insurance provider called on all political parties to commit to investing in road infrastructure across the state.

“What we really would like to see is money reinvested and we actually see those projects come to life,” chief experience officer Stacey Pennicott said.

“Investing in the road network helps our economy – it helps motorists, Tasmanians and anybody coming into the state.

“Over the last 10 years we haven’t seen the improvements that we would like to see across our roads.”

Ms Pennicott said all parties should commit to ongoing real-time fuel pricing investments.

“If we don’t keep our foot on the pedal and keep investing in real-time fuel pricing and keeping the fuel retailers to account, that won’t continue,” she said.

RACT chief member experience officer Stacey Pennicott. Picture: Eddie Safarik

RACT has celebrated its five-year partnership with Tasmania’s largest fuel company United Petroleum by doubling its usual six cent petrol discount for RACT members, offering 12 cents off the pump price at United stations on Monday only (March 29).

United state commercial manager Michael Coles said the discount was a win for consumers.

“It’s a reward for five years of loyalty,” he said.

“It keeps all the other retailers’ margins down and at the end of the day it’s more money in the back pocket of the consumer.”

Ms Pennicott said fuel price reporting has saved Tasmanians about $13.5m in the past six months.

The discount, capped at 150 litres a vehicle, will run from 6am to 9pm.

Extracted in full from: Tasmania election 2021: Roads and fuel prices top RACT’s election wishlist | The Mercury

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