Safety reminder for motorists as passengers board trams

THE State’s peak motoring body has urged Gold Coast drivers to put safety first, following this morning’s launch of the city’s light rail system.

RACQ Executive Manager Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said motorists needed to pay close attention to the changed traffic conditions.

“We want to avoid any repeat of incidents in the lead up to today’s launch where motorists found themselves either stuck on light rail lines or involved in collisions with trams,” Mr Spalding said.


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“It’s important all road users are aware of not only the movement of trams, new signage and line markings, but also the possibly of increased pedestrian activity along their routes.

“Motorists need to take safety into their own hands and be aware of how this project will change their regular commute.”

Passengers will travel on the new light rail for free today, with paid services beginning tomorrow. More info

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