RACQ needs help from regional Queensland

Regional Queensland drivers have been given the call up to help name and shame local roads slowing them down as part of RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey.

Already Queensland drivers have pinpointed more than 2300 across the State, but regional areas like Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Cairns were under-represented.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said two weeks remained for drivers to complete the survey and it was vital drivers from all areas of the State were being heard from.

“This survey isn’t just focused on Brisbane, if there’s a road, set of traffic lights, bottleneck or level crossing that’s driving you mad we want to know about it,” Ms Ritchie said.

“So far, 47 percent of the red spots nominated are intersections and 38 percent are sections of road.”

Ms Ritchie said it was particularly critical for motorists to have their say as Local and State Government elections loomed.

“These results will be used to lobby leaders for funding and improvements to ensure motorists are being heard and action is being committed,” she said.

“Last year’s survey helped us identify 450 of the State’s most congested roads and we have seen several roads receive funding commitments towards upgrades.

“The faster we can fix congestion hot spots, the more time motorists can spend with family, friends and doing things they love.”

The Red Spot Congestion Survey could be completed at www.racq.com.au/redspot before 11:59pm on 3 March 2020.