Two Gold Coast intersections have landed in the top five of the most dangerous intersections in all of Queensland.
Paradise Island/Clifford Street and Remembrance Drive in Surfers Paradise came in as the third worst, with eight serious crashes and 18 serious casualties between 2017-2019.
While Currumburra Road and Southport-Nerang Road in Southport came in fourth, with eight serious crashes and 14 serious casualties.
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That’s compared to the most dangerous intersection in the state, Kedron Park and Lutwyche roads in Brisbane, which has taken on the title for the second year in a row.
It recorded nine serious crashes and 16 serious casualties between 2017-2019.
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie says many of the listed intersections were regularly congested and therefore difficult for drivers to negotiate.
“The Kedron intersection is large and complex, catching out drivers who don’t pay enough attention to the traffic signals, so it is no surprise it remains the most dangerous in Queensland.
“It’s a similar story at the Surfer’s Paradise intersection, with the most common crash caused by drivers not giving way to oncoming vehicles correctly when turning right on a green light.
“But there is some good news, the Deeragun intersection was awarded funding under the Federal Government’s Black Spot program last year and work has been completed. So we should now see less serious crashes at this location,” Ms Ritchie said.
She went on to urge all levels of government to work together to fix the dangerous intersections.
“Congestion generally increases the risk of crashes due to the number of cars interacting with each other on the road.
“We need all levels of government to commit to road and intersection upgrades that relieve congestion and reduce crashes, and to provide alternative corridors.
“Most crashes are caused by human error, so remember to be patient, don’t rush, pay attention to traffic signals and signs, and keep a safe distance between you and the car in front,” Ms Ritchie said.
Worst Queensland intersections for serious crashes (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019):
|1||9||16||Kedron Park Road and Lutwyche Road, Kedron|
|2||9||11||Deeragun Road and Geaney Lane, Deeragun|
|3||8||18||Paradise Island/Clifford Street and Remembrance Drive, Surfers Paradise|
|4||8||14||Currumburra Road and Southport-Nerang Road, Southport|
|5||8||9||Pumicestone Road and Dances Rd, Caboolture|
|6||7||13||Chambers Flat Road and School Road, Park Ridge|
|7||7||12||Old Gympie Road and Pumicestone Road, Caboolture|
|8||7||8||Hervey Range Road and Thuringowa Drive / Riverway Drive, Thuringowa Central|
|9||7||8||Cavendish Road and Kitchener Street/Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo|
|10||6||10||Beaudesert – Beenleigh Road and Mundoolun Connection Road, Tamborine.|