Have your say on unroadworthy roads
RACQ is calling on motorists from across the state to help identify Queensland’s worst roads and help influence change.
The Club’s Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2020 will kick off on 6 October and the results will be used to help identify and support improvements on the road network and lobby the state and federal governments to take action with safety upgrades and traffic improvements.
RACQ Traffic and Safety Engineering Manager Greg Miszkowycz said the last time the Club ran the survey, more than 600 sub-standard roads across Queensland were nominated.
“In 2018 we attracted 1643 responses from Queensland motorists and the Bruce Highway was rated the state’s most unroadworthy road,” Mr Miszkowycz said.
“A number of issues were raised along the 1600km route, including congestion in the south-east, to flooding risks and rough surfaces in the central Queensland section.
“Alma Road at Dakabin was the second most nominated unroadworthy road, followed by the Mount Lindesay Highway.
“Since the survey, the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program has continued to deliver improvements along its length, while $1.4 million has been spent on resurfacing and other upgrades to Alma Road and other safety and capacity improvements have occurred on the Mount Lindesay Highway.”
encouraged all Queensland motorists to take part in the survey at racq.com/badroads and have their say on what roads they would like to see receive urgent attention.
He said the survey, which only takes a few minutes, would be available online from 6 October to 3 November and was fully electronic with a Google Maps pin-point function to make it more user-friendly on all devices, including mobile phones and tablets.
“Every driver is familiar with the frustrating and troublesome locations in their area,” Mr Miszkowycz said.
“We need the local knowledge of motorists and their eyes on the ground to help us with this year’s survey.
“By taking part you could identify current road condition issues and highlight these to the road authorities, or simply help make the roads in your area safer and help save lives.”
Results from the survey will be provided to road authorities to help identify and support improvements on their road network.
Participants can go into the draw to win one of two $250 Eftpos gift cards.
Take the survey by visiting racq.com/badroads.
To report a survey problem, call RACQ's Public Policy department on 3872 8922.