New data from the Department of Transport and Main Roads has highlighted the worst 10 crash hot spots across Queensland and, thankfully, none are on the Gold Coast.
The most common area for crashes was in Mackay – the corner of Tennyson Street and Victoria Street – which saw nine serious crashes and ten serious casualties between January 2014 and December 2016.
Caboolture‘s Beerburum Road & Pumicestone Road was ranked second-worst (seven serious crashes and 14 serious casualties), while the Greenbank Road & Mount Lindesay Highway intersection in North Maclean also had seven serious crashes and 11 casualties.
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The RACQ’s Renee Smith said all levels of government needed to examine why these crashes were repeatedly occurring at these locations and to continue investing in safety improvements.
“We call on the Queensland Government and local authorities state-wide to prioritise these locations and invest in safety upgrades,” she said.
“The Black Spot program has been very successful in reducing the number of collisions at identified crash hot spots and continued investment is required for safer roads.”
The Top 10 List (ranked from worst) was:
- Tennyson Street & Victoria Street (Mackay)
- Beerburrum Road & Pumicestone Road (Caboolture)
- Greenbank Road & Mount Lindesay Highway (North Maclean)
- Newnham Road & Wecker Road (Mount Gravatt East)
- Boundary Road & Mount Lindesay Arterial Road (Coopers Plains)
- Bruce Highway & Dohles Rocks Road (Griffin)
- Archerfield Road & Azalea Street (Inala)
- Mount Lindesay Arterial Road & Hellawell Road (Sunnybank Hills)
- Bolsover Street & Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road (Rockhampton)
- Gympie Arterial Road & Webster Road (Aspley)