Driven through an orange light?
You’ll never guess how many motorists were fined in 2017.
Queensland motorists have had a harsh dose of reality after enduring the hefty costs of driving through a set of orange traffic lights.
In 2017, drivers were fined more than $600,000 on Queensland roads for passing through an orange light, with more than 5300 drivers fined from 2015-2017.
Motorists in Brisbane appeared to be the most colour blind with 437 caught in 2017 followed by the southern region with 341 and Gold Coast/Logan with 311.
Little known to some but failing to stop for an orange light or arrow carries the same penalty as running a red light – a $391 fine and three demerit points per offense.
RACQ Manager Motoring Advice Joel Tucker said if drivers have time to hit the accelerator and make it through an intersection, then they have time to slow down, stop and be safe.
“Motorists need to remember that it is the law to slow down and stop if you’re approaching an intersection showing orange traffic lights.”
To know more about orange traffic light fines on Queensland roads, read the October/November edition of The Road Ahead or Digital Road Ahead.