Time to name and shame region’s worst roads
18 May 2018 The State’s peak motoring body has called on local drivers to help identify the Mackay and Whitsundays region’s most dangerous roads in need of urgent attention.
RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Club’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2018, which commenced today, was a quick and easy way for motorists to voice their concerns.
“As drivers, we’re all too familiar with those frustrating and troublesome roads in our area. Whether it’s a road that’s full of potholes, is narrow, lacks overtaking lanes and line markings, or is the first to go under when it rains – we need your help in pinpointing it,” Ms Ross said.
“We’ll then use these results to lobby Local, State and Federal Governments to prioritise funding to upgrade and maintain these roads.
“Last time we ran our survey more than 400 sub-standard roads were identified across the State.”
Ms Ross said drivers had already helped to get funding improvements for the issues that plagued the Bruce and Peak Downs highways.
“We all deserve to have a say on where we want our rates and taxes spent – but we can’t help get the right roads fixed if we don’t know where they are,” she said.
“You’re our eyes on the ground and your suggestions could help save lives, or simply make the commute a little more bearable for everyone using that particular road.”
Participants in the survey go into the draw to win one of two $250 EFTPOS gift cards.
The survey, which closes at 11.59pm on 18 June, 2018 could be found at https://www.racq.com/badroads.