M1’s traf­fic is get­ting worse


NEWS of the Queens­land Govern­ment’s fail­ure to fix traf­fic con­ges­tion on the M1 be­tween Bris­bane and the Gold Coast is a sur­prise to no one, least of all truck driv­ers.

Truck­ies aired their views about the state of traf­fic con­ges­tion on the high­way via the Big Rigs Face­book page.

Matt Byrne was one such truckie who was not sur­prised one bit.

“That road is use­less,” he said.

Bradley Dun­ham agreed. “Lol. A shock – no.” Ben­jamin James Mur­ray took is­sue with the fact that “so many light ve­hi­cles travel less than one sec­ond apart”.

“The car up front slows down a small amount, then the next car puts the brakes on and then each car be­hind slows down more than the one in front, un­til even­tu­ally the traf­fic comes to a com­plete stop,” he said.

Re­spond­ing to a com­ment from Ian O’Neill who pointed out it was a “domino ef­fect” that hap­pens all the time, he said:

“It’s a def­i­nite is­sue but most driv­ers have no dis­ci­pline so it will never change.”

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