Labrador road listed as accident hot spot

The Gold Coast’s worst locations for road crashes have been revealed and the Gold Coast Highway in Labrador tops the list with 155 car accidents reported on that stretch.

In second place was Robina Parkway in Robina where 104 crashes were reported, with Ferry Road, Southport rounding out the top three with 98 crashes.

The list is based on RACQ Insurance claims over the last three years.


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The motoring group’s Lauren Ritchie said it’s not surprising some of the most unsafe spots were the Gold Coast’s busiest roads. “We see these roads jam packed with motorists each and every day, and this congestion is a major contributing factor in many of these crashes,” she said.

“It’s vital motorists take care and keep their eyes on the road. We’re seeing a lot of distracted driver crashes, particularly in built up urban areas.”

Ms Ritchie said more funding needed to be dedicated to upgrading these troublesome roads and intersections.

“This data brings home just how important it is that all three levels of government work together to focus its funding on these black spots” she said.

“Just because you’re in traffic and moving slowly doesn’t mean you can’t be involved in a dangerous crash.”

The Gold Coast Highway in Surfers Paradise came in fourth on the list with 83 crashes, while there were 83 reported on Smith Street in Southport as well.

The top five worst intersections on the Gold Coast are:

Reedy Creek Road & Scottsdale Drive, Varsity Lakes – 28 crashes
Bermuda Street & Cottesloe Drive, Mermaid Waters – 23 crashes
Bermuda Street & Markeri Street, Mermaid Waters – 21 crashes
Gooding Drive & Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara – 20 crashes
Bermuda Street & Christine Avenue, Burleigh Waters – 19 crashes