RACQ has issued a strong warning to Queensland motorists after it was revealed Queensland Police were catching almost as many people drink driving as they were before travel restrictions were in place due to coronavirus.
RACQ has urged the Government to consider alternatives in response to an interstate idea to convert one lane of arterial roads into cycling lanes to help cyclists maintain social distancing in Queensland and instead opt for accelerating bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
After four police officers were killed on a Victorian freeway on Wednesday, RACQ said it was a tragic reminder for drivers to move over and slow down when passing emergency services and roadside workers.
A new analysis by RACQ comparing March 2019 and March 2020 data has revealed traffic speeds across most major highways and motorways in the south east have improved significantly as a result of restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus.
RACQ has urged Queenslanders not to ignore any health issues after the State Government announced senior drivers would not have to renew medical certificates to meet licencing requirements, in a bid to risk exposure to coronavirus.