Drivers asked to pinpoint worst congestion hotspots

Hurry! Last chance to enter Red Spot Congestion Survey and win a $250 gift card!

Queensland motorists have been urged to name and shame the roads which brought traffic to a halt in their local regions by participating in the RACQ Red Spot Congestion Survey.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said drivers were in the best position to identify regularly congested roads and intersections that made them see red.

“Whether it’s a particular set of traffic lights taking too long to change, delays at a rail crossing, or something completely different, we want Queenslanders to help us pinpoint the locations and issues delaying their travels,” Ms Ross said.

“Congestion doesn’t just hold us up and keep us from doing the things we want to do with our friends and family, it also costs the economy through loss of productivity, so it’s an important issue to address.”

Ms Ross said RACQ would use the results from the State-wide survey to help prioritise its advocacy work when it lobbied Local, State and Federal governments for infrastructure funding and improvements.

“Several spots identified in previous surveys have received upgrades or have funding secured for them, including multiple locations on the Bruce Highway, Pacific Motorway and Capricorn Highway,” she said.

“More than 2,000 people had their say during the last survey and we encourage all Queenslanders to participate this time ‘round. You could win a $250 EFTPOS gift card.”

Queenslanders could complete RACQ’s Red Spot Congestion Survey before 11.59pm on 13 March 2019.