South Australian motorists may soon have access to live online fuel price information provided by the State Government, as part of proposed new reforms.
Following lobbying from the Royal Automobile Association, Attorney-General John Rau said that the Labor Party would make moves to allow the data to become public information.
“If re-elected a Labor Government will legislate to force the publication of real-time fuel price information,” Mr Rau said.
“The release of transparent fuel information will enable consumers to shop around to find the best price.”
Opposition spokesman Corey Wingard also backed the move and said that the Liberals would announce further cost-of-living measures later in next month’s election campaign.
“Any measure that helps families and businesses save money on fuel has to be considered,’’ he said.
“Real-time pricing information is already available in other states and it gives motorists a clear picture on where to fill up in order to save money’’.
RAA spokesperson Mark Borlace said the move would be a massive win for motorists across the country.
“Motorists could save hundreds of dollars a year if the State Government provided real time pricing information from individual service stations,’’ Mr Borlace said.
“Price differences can mean more than $14 when filling the tank of a typical family sedan.’’
RAA’s Mark Borlace will be speaking at AfMA’s upcoming Professional Development Forum on March 14. For more details on this must-attend event, click here.