RACQ reveals the Coast’s riskiest roads
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.