‘Drive on the Left’ signs should be kept to problem areas

About one third of the world’s population drives on the left, but despite Queensland falling in that minority, RACQ says there’s no need for a state-wide roll out of ‘Drive on the left’ signs.

RACQ’s Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said there was a risk that such signs could do more harm than good.

“There is already a host of signs along Queensland roads and we’re concerned if drivers are constantly trying to read these, they could be distracted,” Mr Spalding said.

“We support these signs being placed in areas with large backpacker populations, as only a very small minority of drivers need reminding to stay left.”

Mr Spalding said the Club didn’t believe in the use of T Plates, as it would be unnecessary discrimination.

This month marks the two year anniversary of the establishment of The Road Safety for Seasonal Workers and Backpackers Taskforce focused on foreign drivers in Stanthorpe. Since the taskforce came about, there has been zero fatalities in the region.