The Gold Coast intersections raking in thousands in red light camera fines

Two Gold Coast intersections have made the list of the top ten for red light runners in the State, adding hundreds of thousands of dollars into Government coffers.

New figures show more than 26,000 motorists across the State were stung by red light cameras last year.

That’s equal to one driver being caught every 20 minutes.


The intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue at Broadbeach had a whopping 1,247 motorists caught running the red light in 2018.

That saw it ranked number two on the list of most fines in Queensland.

Gold Coast Highway Margaret Ave, Broadbeach | Image: Google Maps

The intersection of Smith St and Kumbari Avenue at Southport came in at number six on the list.

It saw 808 motorists caught by the camera last year.

The fine for running a red light is $400, meaning those two intersections alone have raked in $822,000 in fines.

Smith St Kumbari Ave, Southport | Image: Google Maps

RACQ Spokesperson Lauren Ritchie says the numbers are concerning.

“It’s clear too many motorists are choosing to run a yellow light to gain an extra few second and drivers need to know the road rules state, yellow means stop if safe to do so, not go faster,” she said. 

“It’s not worth risking your life or someone else’s just so you can save a few seconds. It’s that simple.”

The intersection of Stanley St and Leopard in the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba was the worst intersection in the State with 1,703 fines.

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Need one at Casino Drv and Hooker Blvd, that intersection gets red light runners on just about every change of light. It’s easy money for the Govt, plus because they’re so focused on using cameras for road safety, surely it would make it safer … right?

As I understand it, it is an advise that the light is about to change to red it does not mean stop if safe to do so , that has been brought in and camera’s calibrated to increase revenue by dishonest, hungry, crooked councils and state governments. Time they were pulled into line, they are there to serve not rule.