RACQ research and policy documents relating to Queensland roads

2016 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Public Policy Department April 2016 regional tour of the Flinders, Barkly and Landsborough Highways, and Kennedy Development Road. 

Updated 27/09/2016 Download (PDF 2 MB)

2014 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Public Policy Department regional tour of an inland route between Brisbane and Cairns along the D’Aguilar, Burnett, Leichhardt, Capricorn, Gregory and Kennedy highways and Gregory and Kennedy Developmental roads.

Updated 05/12/2014 Download (PDF 3 MB)

2013 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Public Policy Department December 2013 regional tour of the Warrego, Landsborough and Barkly highways from Ipswich to Mount Isa.This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Public Policy Department December 2013 regional tour of the Warrego, Landsborough and Barkly highways from Ipswich to Mount Isa. 

Updated 28/01/2014 Download (PDF 1.6 MB)

RACQ Speed Limits Submission

This submission is RACQ’s response to the QLD Government’s speed limit review project that will assess 100 priority road sections to ensure that the speed limit has been set correctly, is not confusing or inconsistent as well as review sections where the speed limit changes too frequently over a short distance. 

Updated 23/10/2013 Download (PDF 320.6 KB)

RACQ Regional Road Inspection Tour Report - Darling Downs

The RACQ Regional Road Inspection Tour surveyed highways in the Darling Downs region including the Cunningham Highway, New England Highway, Leichhardt Highway and Gore Highway. 

Updated 23/11/2012 Download (PDF 1.2 MB)

RACQ Regional Road Inspection Tour - Bruce Highway, Cairns to Caboolture - Update June 2012

In October 2011 the RACQ Traffic & Safety Department undertook a road inspection tour of the Bruce Highway from Cairns to Caboolture. This report provides an update to the 2011 Regional Road Inspection Tour report and is based on a visual inspection of the Bruce Highway conducted June 4-8, 2012. 

Updated 01/06/2012 Download (PDF 1.7 MB)

2011 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Traffic & Safety Department August/October 2011 regional tours of major highways in South West and Central Queensland & the Bruce Highway. 

Updated 01/12/2011 Download (PDF 1.5 MB)

2010 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Traffic & Safety Department August/October 2010 regional tours of major highways in Central / North Eastern / South Eastern Queensland & Wide Bay / Burnett District. 

Updated 01/12/2010 Download (PDF 2.5 MB)

2009 Regional Road Inspection Tour Report

This report provides detailed observations and recommendations from the RACQ Traffic & Safety Department August/September 2009 regional tours of major highways in North, Central and Southern Queensland. 

Updated 01/12/2009 Download (PDF 1.2 MB)

Brisbane’s Road Network (RACQ Member Opinion Survey) 2002

The objectives of this survey were to gauge RACQ member opinions on the adequacy of Brisbane’s road system and assist in refining RACQ’s position on roads infrastructure provision for Brisbane. 

Updated 01/03/2002 Download (PDF 813.8 KB)

30km/h Speed Limit in School Zones 2002

This discussion paper, released in January 2002, investigated the feasibility of, and necessity for, changes proposed in 2001 to school zone conditions. 

Updated 01/01/2002 Download (PDF 1.3 MB)

Ipswich Motorway Audit 2001

This report outlines the findings from an audit of the Ipswich Motorway conducted in 2001 by the RACQ Traffic and Safety Department. Results from the 2000 RACQ Redspot Survey are also included. 

Updated 01/02/2001 Download (PDF 64.2 KB)

RACQ’s Transport Vision for South East Queensland 2000

RACQ has prepared its own transport vision to ensure motorists’ views are presented to transport planning agencies. 

Updated 01/07/2000 Download (PDF 175.0 KB)

Multi-lane roundabout Survey 1997

In 1997 Queensland adopted a new system of pavement markings for multilane roundabouts. To determine the effect these new pavement markings had on drivers, the RACQ observed 872 motorists turning right at roundabouts and compared the results with two previous surveys conducted in 1989 and 1994. 

Updated 01/12/1997 Download (PDF 1.7 MB)

Lutwyche Road Transit Lane Survey 1996

The Transit Lane Survey compared average travel times, speeds and delays before and after the Lutwyche Road transit lane extension. 

Updated 01/11/1996 Download (PDF 889.7 KB)

Local Area Traffic Management Survey 1993

A questionnaire in the June edition of the "Road Ahead" was initiated to establish the community attitudes towards the effectiveness of selected Local Area Traffic Management devices. 

Updated 01/11/1993 Download (PDF 1.8 MB)

RACQ Speed Limits Member Survey 1992

The speed limits survey questionnaire was designed to gauge opinions from various road users concerning driving behaviour and road characteristics, and what they perceive to be a safe travelling speed. 

Updated 01/08/1992 Download (PDF 1.6 MB)

Are you this kind of driver?

RACQ research shows tailgating, mobile phone use while driving and aggressive behaviour like verbal abuse and gesturing are some of the most frustrating driver habits on the road. So why does it continue? “You don’t behave like this at the supermarket. So why is it okay on the road?”