RACQ documents and reports on road safety issues including drink driving, fatigue and speed.
RACQ conducts various Road Safety Surveys each year to help raise awareness.
Driving a motor vehicle is a complex task involving factors such as perception, judgement and reasonable physical capability.
Information on the road safety priorities identified by RACQ including alcohol, fatigue, pedestrians and cyclists.
Advice on staying safe on the roads. Topics include aggressive driving, heavy vehicles and roadwork sites.
Under Queensland’s Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009, it is an offence for drivers to exceed the speed limit applying to a section of road by any amount, or for drivers to travel into an intersection when faced with a red traffic light. Enforcement methods for detecting these offences include on-road police enforcement, as well as speed or red light cameras.
All road users have responsibilities but there are also additional road-sharing obligations depending on whether you drive or cycle. For motorists, this includes knowing the road rules that apply to cyclists and respecting their rights. For cyclists, it means riding predictably and clearly indicating any intention to change direction.
The Decade of Action for Road Safety is a United Nations initiative which aims to reduce projected global road traffic deaths by half over the next 10 years. It is being led internationally by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and supported by the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) Foundation, of which RACQ is a constituent member.