RACQ re­veals the Coast’s riski­est roads

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE Sun­shine Coast’s riski­est roads have been named and shamed in the lat­est RACQ re­port.

RACQ spokes­woman Lucinda Ross said the 11 high-risk roads on the Coast were putting the re­gion’s drivers in danger.

“Dis­turbingly, we’ve found some of the re­gion’s busiest roads are po­ten­tially deadly,” Ms Ross said.

“Drivers de­serve bet­ter and we need to see roads like the Sun­shine Mo­tor­way be­tween Tanawha and Mooloolaba pri­ori­tised for safety up­grades,” she said.

“We know safer roads lead to fewer crashes and fewer deaths and in­juries so we can’t af­ford for roads on the Sun­shine Coast to be for­got­ten.”

Ms Ross said the RACQ had called on the State and Fed­eral gov­ern­ments to take the pol­i­tics out of road up­grades and fo­cus on ur­gent safety up­grades.

“By look­ing ob­jec­tively at the crash sta­tis­tics we’re able to high­light the riski­est sec­tions of our high­ways on the Sun­shine Coast which need at­ten­tion first,” she said.

“This isn’t just about ma­jor road up­grades, we need the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment to further com­mit to a tar­geted pro­gram of low-cost, high-im­pact works such as wide cen­tre lines, safety bar­ri­ers, cleared road­sides and in­ter­sec­tion up­grades.

“These can be de­liv­ered fairly quickly and have a big im­pact in re­duc­ing the num­ber of crashes and in­juries.”

For a full list of the Coast’s riski­est roads, visit live.racq.com.au.

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