Gold Coast intersection the worst in Qld for running red lights

THE intersection at the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue in Broadbeach has been dubbed one of the worst in Queensland for motorists running red lights.

It’s been revealed 1,380 drivers were issued notices last year after they were caught rushing through red lights at the notorious intersection.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the intersection had the highest rate of notices issued per hour of operation, which was particularly shocking given the camera was only operational for 6,888 hours (equal to 287 days).


“At Margaret Avenue, there’s a red light run, on average, every five hours of operation,” Ms Hunter said.

“It’s a blatant disregard for the lives of others and there’s no reason to risk it.”

It’s the second year the Broadbeach intersection has taken out the top spot.

“Too many drivers choose to run a red light in the hope they’ll gain a few extra seconds, but with more than 222 lives lost on roads this year drivers need to stop and think about how much they’re putting themselves at risk,” Ms Hunter said.

“It’s pretty simple, red means stop before entering the intersection and drivers should always be prepared to stop if signals change to yellow, if it’s safe to do so.”

Top 10 red light camera infringement notices issued in Queensland in 2017:

Location description Notices issued Operational hours Notices
per hour
Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, at intersection with Margaret Ave 1,380 6,888 0.20
Leopard St, Woolloongabba, at intersection with Stanley St 1,603 8,341 0.19
Lutwyche Rd, Kedron, at intersection with Kedron Park Rd 409 2,544 0.16
Gateway Mwy, Belmont, at intersection with Old Cleveland Rd 1,054 7,560 0.14
Main St, Kangaroo Point, at intersection with Vulture St 1,111 8,510 0.13
Kessels Rd, Macgregor, at intersection with Mains Rd 707 5,773 0.12
Ann St, Brisbane City, at intersection with North Quay 917 8,400 0.11
George St, Rockhampton City, at intersection with Albert St 746 6,936 0.11
Gympie Rd, Chermside, at intersection with Rode Rd 695 7,547 0.09
Strathpine Rd, Bald Hills, at intersection with Bald Hills Rd 424 5,112 0.08