Travel time report

RACQ has been provided with Bluetooth travel time data collected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads on State-controlled corridors throughout Brisbane and surrounds. RACQ has analysed this data to show fast and slow points on selected corridors.

Latest travel time map

Monthly travel time reports (PDF)


Travel time surveys (PDF)

During May and June 2010, RACQ conducted a travel time survey along 17 major roads in Brisbane. The aim of this survey was to monitor average travel times and speeds on these routes during the morning and afternoon peak traffic periods, mainly inbound and outbound of Brisbane City.

The results of the 2010 survey were compared to the results of previous travel time surveys conducted by RACQ in 1993, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2007 and provide an indication of how major roads in Brisbane are currently performing. 

Red spot (congestion) surveys

The Red Spot Congestion surveys ask members to supply information on congested locations where delays are frustrating, but could be alleviated to some extent. These locations are referred to as 'red spots'.

This report also identifies red spots that road authorities may use to prioritise efficiency improvements on their road networks. It also highlights the need for regular monitoring of major traffic routes in all areas.

Red spot survey 2017

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Red spot congestion survey 2017 - Road list and additional comments

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Red spot survey 2010
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Nominated traffic 'red spots' 2007
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Red spot survey 2007
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Red spot survey 2004
Updated 30/01/2004 Download PDF (2.0 MB)
Red spot survey 2000
Updated 01/02/2000 Download PDF (1.6 MB)

Unroadworthy surveys

These reports give details from results compiled in the state-wide RACQ Unroadworthy Roads Surveys. The surveys asked respondents to supply information on roads perceived to be in a poor or inadequate condition, unfit for the function they are designed to perform and not providing an acceptable level of service to the road user.

Unroadworthy road survey February 2016
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Unroadworthy road survey June 2011
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Unroadworthy road survey June 2008
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Unroadworthy road survey Oct 2005
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Unroadworthy road survey June 2001
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Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP)

The Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) is an initiative of the Australian Automobile Association and all state automobile clubs, including the RACQ. The aim of the program is to raise public awareness about the important role that road conditions play in road safety.

AusRAP uses two methods of assessment:
  1. Risk mapping based on a road’s history of casualty crashes and traffic flow. 
  2. Star rating maps based on levels of safety built into the road’s design, which can influence the likelihood of a crash occurring and its severity.

Like the successful European Road Assessment Program (EuroRAP), AusRAP represents a valuable tool to explain how roads can change from being safe to unsafe along their length. It also assists road authorities in identifying and prioritising road upgrades.

Initially AusRAP assessed the AusLink National Highway Network generally zoned at 90km/h and above. From December 2007, it has also included some state-controlled highways in its assessments. The most recent AusRAP reports and maps can be viewed at the AusRAP website.

AusRap Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Queensland's Highway Network For Risk - National Highway Risk Mapping (2016)

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AusRAP - Star Rating Australia’s National Network of Highways (2013)

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AusRAP Star Rating 2013 – Peak Downs Highway
Updated 9 May 2013 Download PDF (1.6 MB)
AusRAP Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Australia's National Network for Risk - Benchmarking the performance of Australia's roads in the Decade of Action
Updated 1 June 2012 Download PDF (2.4 MB)
AusRAP Report - How Safe Are Our Roads? Rating Queensland's Highway Network for Risk - Benchmarking the performance of Queensland's roads in the Decade of Action
Updated 19 January 2012 Download PDF (1.2 MB)
How Safe Are Queensland's Roads? Rating Queensland Highways for Risk

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