Two Gold Coast intersections among worst in Qld for red light runners

There’s been an alarming spike in the number of Queenslanders busted running a red light.

30,000 people were caught in the last year, up 4,000 on the year before, according to Queensland Police data.

Two Gold Coast intersections landed in the top five intersections for the offence, at second and third on the list.


More than 1,500 infringements were recorded at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue at Broadbeach.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie says it’s just unacceptable.

“Kumbari Avenue and Smith Street at Southport is third with 1,309 motorists caught running a red light there, but this camera also has one of the highest rates, with one detected in every 1850 vehicles monitored,” she said.

“While most of the sites on the top 10 list are in the south east, 1077 dangerous drivers at a notorious Cairns intersection were also nabbed – landing it in the top five.

“No matter where you are in Queensland, this dangerous behaviour is unacceptable and the penalty will earn you a $400 fine and three demerit points.

“We’ve seen far too many lives lost on Queensland roads this year so during National Road Safety Week this week we’re asking motorists to drive so others survive, and the act of obeying a simple road rule will go a long way to keeping all road users safe.”