RACQ ‘shocked’ as Queensland’s road toll hits triple figures in just five months

QUEENSLAND’s peak motoring body RACQ says it is shocked at the state’s road toll, which hit triple figures last night following the death of a man in the state’s far north.

A 70-year-old man died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car north of Mossman around 5pm on Tuesday, taking the state’s road toll to 100.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said it was disappointing that the road toll had reached such high levels so soon in the year.


“While the road toll is slightly lower than the same time last year, we can’t lose sight of the fact these are people and not just statistics,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Every life lost on the road is a tragedy that affects many people across the community and every year we work to try and lower the number of people who died.”

“Do the right thing on the road, make sure we are driving to the conditions and obeying the road rules.”