An intersection on the Gold Coast has been identified as the worst for red light runners in Queensland.
More than 30,000 motorists have been busted running red lights across the state in 2021 according to Queensland Police data.
The intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue in Broadbeach saw the most fines issued, with 1,636 drivers busted last year.
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Two other Gold Coast intersections made the list for most infringements.
The Gold Coast Highway and Stewart Rd at Tugun saw 985 fines issued for running red lights.
Smith St and Kumbari Avenue at Southport saw 825 drivers caught.
Motoring groups have slammed those drivers who have been breaking the law.
“Ignoring a red light is one of the most dangerous decisions any driver can make and yet, on average, a motorist was caught running a red light every 17 minutes in Queensland last year,” RACQ Spokesperson Tristan Vorias said.
“You’re not only running the risk of crashing into other motorists, but also our most vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
“Already we’ve seen more than 160 people die on Queensland roads this year and we are tragically on track to surpass last year’s road toll.
“Motorists need to stop risking lives just to save a few seconds. They need to be prepared to slow or stop when approaching traffic signals and treat yellow lights as though they are red.”
Top 15 intersections for red light camera infringement notices issued in QLD in 2021:
|Location||Red Light Notices Issued||Notices per 1,000 Vehicles|
|Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, at i/s with Margaret Ave||1,636||0.47|
|Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba, at i/s with Cornwall St||1,547||0.40|
|Ipswich Rd, Annerley, at i/s with Venner Rd||1,194||0.18|
|Leopard St, Woolloongabba, at i/s with Stanley St||1,132||0.16|
|Rose St, Wooloowin, at i/s with Dawson St||1,038||0.81|
|Gold Coast Hwy, Tugun, at i/s with Stewart Rd||985||0.26|
|Kingston Rd, Waterford West, at i/s with Muchow Rd||901||0.26|
|Kumbari Ave, Southport, at i/s with Smith St||825||0.37|
|Strathpine Rd, Bald Hills, at i/s with Bald Hills Rd||704||0.15|
|Lutwyche Rd, Lutwyche, at i/s with Norman St/Perry St||696||0.09|
|Moores Creek Rd, Park Avenue (Rockhampton) at i/s with High St/Alexandra St||690||0.18|
|Duke St, Annerley, at i/s with Juliette St||632||0.16|
|Lutwyche Rd, Kedron, at i/s with Kedron Park Rd (Lanes 1, 2 & 3)||568||0.07|
|Beaudesert Rd, Calamvale, at i/s with Compton Rd||535||0.09|
|Bruce Hwy, Mt Sheridan (Cairns), at i/s with Coombs St||517||0.08|