RACQ reveals Qld’s most dangerous intersections

The State’s peak motoring body has called on all levels of government to work together to fix dangerous intersections, after new data revealed the worst crash hot spots across the State.

RACQ released to the Courier Mail the list of the top 22 intersections in Queensland with  five or more fatal or serious crashes between July 2016 and June 2019, according to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said the Paradise Island, Clifford Street and Remembrance Drive intersection at Surfers Paradise topped the list with 20 serious casualties from nine crashes.

“At this intersection the most common crash is when a driver hasn’t given way to oncoming vehicles correctly when turning right on a green light,” Ms Ritchie said. 

“A solution for this intersection is to only permit right turns on a green arrow.

“Across the network, however, we need to look for ways to reduce traffic. Congestion generally increases the risk of crashes due to the amount of cars interacting with each other on the road.  To do this, we need all levels of government to commit to road and intersection upgrades that relieve congestion and reduce crashes, and to provide alternative corridors.”

Ms Ritchie said most crashes were caused by human error, so it was critical drivers took care at all times.

“Simple things like taking your time, giving way correctly, obeying traffic signals and signs and maintaining a safe following distance can reduce the likelihood of crashes.”

Worst intersections for serious crashes:

1. Paradise Island/Clifford St/Remembrance Dr, Surfers Paradise
2. Kedron Park Rd / Lutwyche Rd, Kedron 
3. Currumburra Road/Olsen Rd/Southport-Nerang Rd, Molendinar
4. Mt Lindesay Hwy/Greenbank Rd, North Maclean
5. City Rd/Logan St, Beenleigh
6. Deeragun Rd/Geaney La, Deeragun
7. Old Gympie Rd/Beerburrum Rd/Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture
8. Main St/Chapel Rd/Maggs Hill Rd Nikenbah
9. Bruce Hwy Eastern Service Rd/Wayper Wy Deception Bay Rd, Deception Bay
10. Beaudesert - Beenleigh Rd/Mundoolun Connection Rd, Tamborine
11. Compton Rd/Persse Rd, Runcorn
12. Cavendish Rd Holdsworth St/Kitchener Rd, Coorparoo 
13. Reef St/Mary St/Weyba Rd, Noosaville
14. Pumicestone Rd/Dances Rd/D'aguilar Hwy Caboolture
15. Ponsonby St/Junction Tce/Ipswich Rd, Annerley
16. Western Fwy/Centenary Mwy/Mt Coot Tha Rd, Mount Coot-tha
17. Chambers Flat Rd/School Rd, Park Ridge 
18. Clarke Rd/Lindenthal Rd/Park Ridge Rd, Park Ridge 
19. Gipps St/Wickham St/Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City 
20. Scottsdale Dr Stapley Dr/Bayswater Av Varsity Lakes
21. Glenella - Richmond Rd/Holts Rd, Glenella
22. Wises Rd/Darby Cl/Kayleigh Dr, Buderim.