Gold Coasters are being warned to look out for three intersections across the city which have been dubbed the ‘deadliest’ in Queensland by the RACQ.
The worst intersections for serious crashes were revealed by the motoring body today, with three of the top 10 deadly sites in the state located on the coast.
RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael expressed concern the intersection at Clifford Street and Gold Coast Highway/Remembrance Drive was the second most dangerous intersection in Queensland.
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“Twenty people have been seriously hurt at this intersection, mainly because drivers aren’t giving way properly,” Dr Michael said.
She is now calling on governments to allocate funding to make intersections safer.
“The introduction of a fully controlled right turn, so drivers only turned on green, would go a long way reducing the number of serious crashes,” Dr Michael said.
“While the Blackspot Program has been successful in reducing the number of serious crashes in troublesome intersections, continued investment is needed for safer roads.”
Dr Michael reminded drivers it was their responsibility to ensure they entered an intersection safely.
“Crashes like these can be avoided by taking your time, giving way correctly, following at a safe distance and obeying traffic signals and signs.”
Intersections with greatest frequency of serious crashes:
|Rank||Serious crashes||Serious casualties||Location||Local Government area|
|1||9||13||Greenbank Rd and Mount Lindesay Hwy, North Maclean||Logan City|
|2||8||20||Clifford St and Gold Coast Hwy/ Remembrance Dr, Surfers Paradise||Gold Coast|
|3||8||9||Tennyson St and Victoria St, Mackay||Mackay|
|4||7||14||Beerburrum Rd and Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture||Caboolture|
|5||7||9||Newnham Rd and Wecker Rd, Mount Gravatt East||Brisbane City|
|6||7||8||Gympie Arterial Rd and Webster Rd, Aspley||Brisbane City|
|7||7||8||Brunswick St and McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley||Brisbane City|
|8||6||11||Gipps Street St and Wickham St, Fortitude Valley||Brisbane City|
|9||6||10||Scottsdale Dr and Stapley Dr/ Bayswater Ave, Varsity Lakes||Gold Coast City|
|10||6||8||Pacific Hwy, On Ramp/Movieworld Access Rd, Oxenford||Gold Coast City|