Off Road

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Driving ‘on wrong side of road’ and ‘ran a red’: Witnesses

premium_icon Driving ‘on wrong side of road’ and ‘ran a red’: Witnesses

The driver of the ute which allegedly killed four children had been drinking at home with his mates when they ­decided to go and get cash from a nearby service...

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Man’s 20 charges for horror crash

Man’s 20 charges for horror crash

Four children aged 13 years and younger were killed and three others injured while the 29-year-old alleged drunk driver walked away uninjured.

Driver charged after four kids killed by out-of-control 4WD

Driver charged after four kids killed by out-of-control 4WD

A 29-year-old man has been charged with 20 offences including four counts of manslaughter after allegedly ploughing into seven children last night, killing four of...

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Cops probe video of girls on 4WD

Cops probe video of girls on 4WD

Police are investigating after video emerged of two young girls riding unrestrained on top of a 4WD in a suburban street

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Staff, suppliers owed $1.3m as 4WD company liquidates

premium_icon Staff, suppliers owed $1.3m as 4WD company liquidates

The director of an off-road vehicle manufacturing business is closing, leaving more than 60 creditors out of pocket.

Wed 2 Oct 2019

'Yahoos destroying everything': 1700 sign gorge petition

premium_icon 'Yahoos destroying everything': 1700 sign gorge petition

LOCALS call for Condamine River Rd crossing plan to be overhauled.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

The newest place to take your 4WD off-road in Qld

premium_icon The newest place to take your 4WD off-road in Qld

It's got dirt, mud and plenty of excitement — here’s where to take your 4WD for a spin this weekend.

Thu 4 Jul 2019

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

New SUV crowned safest car for kids

INDEPENDENT testing of the new SUV show that it's the safest car for your loved ones, but there is a big catch for Aussie buyers.

Tue 23 Apr 2019

'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

premium_icon 'No sympathy': Latest Mudlo Rocks victim slammed

The driver of a Ford Ranger that became wedged at the notorious Mudlo Rocks over the Easter long weekend has received a harsh backlash for ignoring warnings.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Five Rocks camping tragedy tears families apart

premium_icon Five Rocks camping tragedy tears families apart

Driver modified 4wd prior to crash that killed teen

Tue 12 Feb 2019

4wd driver allegedly rammed bush-bashing buggy buddies

premium_icon 4wd driver allegedly rammed bush-bashing buggy buddies

A GROUP of six mates who were bush-bashing along goat tracks in an off-road buggy were allegedly rammed by a man driving a four-wheel-drive.

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Coast Guard's warning after 'lack of respect' on dunes

premium_icon Coast Guard's warning after 'lack of respect' on dunes

A group of 4WDs that set up camp on the dunes at Inskip Point have angered the Coast Guard over obstructing navigation aids.

Mon 24 Dec 2018

Which is the better tough off-roader?

Which is the better tough off-roader?

THESE two large seven-seat SUVs are both based on top selling utes but they have vastly different price tags.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

premium_icon Driving a 4WD is not about having an 'ego trip'

"4WDs have as much right as anyone else to use the car park. Regarding 4WDs and “ego trips,” I have to disagree."

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Which family SUV should I buy?

Which family SUV should I buy?

THEY have replaced sedans as the most popular choice of family car. But not all SUVs are created equal.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

OUR SAY: Time to ban beach revheads

premium_icon OUR SAY: Time to ban beach revheads

CALLS from a Coast academic for discussion on limiting 4WD access on beaches has merit.

Mon 3 Sep 2018

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

Dead dolphin found in bushland, police investigating

ALMOST a week after receiving reports of a car dragging a dolphin along a main North Coast road, a dead dolphin has been found dumped in the bush.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

premium_icon Retirees bear brunt of 4WD car towing tax

SLUGGING retirees extra money to buy new high-powered utes that can tow their caravans was never a good idea, writes Peter Gleeson.

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Grey nomads won’t stand for this political arrogance

premium_icon Grey nomads won’t stand for this political arrogance

AN EMBOLDENED Left faction of the Labor Cabinet is targeting the biggest Queensland demographic since the victims of Campbell Newman’s reign. They won’t be impressed...

4WD towing laws to be toughened

premium_icon 4WD towing laws to be toughened

TOUGH new laws to be introduced by the Palaszczuk Government will stop upgrades to 4WD vehicles, meaning any Queensland driver wanting to buy a caravan will probably...

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