Three Gold Coast Intersections Among Deadliest In Queensland

Dozens seriously injured in three years

Three Gold Coast Intersections Among Deadliest In Queensland

Three Gold Coast intersections are among the worst in the state when it comes to serious crashes.

The RACQ has released a list of the top ten deadliest intersections in Queensland, with the corner of the Scottsdale Dr and Stapley Dr in Varsity Lakes coming in at number nine.

According to statistics from the Department of Transport and Main Roads, there were six nasty crashes there between July 2014 and July 2017, with 10 people seriously injured.

The M1 on-ramp at Oxenford (Movie World Access Road) came in at number 10 with six crashes resulting in eight injuries, but RACQ spokesperson Rebecca Michael said the intersection they were most concerned about on the Glitter Strip, was the corner of Clifford Street and the Gold Coast Highway.

It was named the second worst in Queensland.

"It's yet to have any funding allocated towards making it safer, but we've seen 20 serious injuries occur at this intersection, making it one of the most dangerous across the state," said Ms Michael.

"We'd like to see the installation of a fully-controlled right turn, so drivers only turn on the green signal which would make it a lot safer".

Ms Michael said motorists also have a role to play in keeping our roads safe though.

"We'd like to see motorists take their time, travel at a safe distance behind the driver in front of them, obey the road rules and obey the traffic signals," she said.

Check out the full list of dangerous intersections below:

 

Rank Serious crashes Serious casualties Location Local Government area
1 9 13 Greenbank Rd and Mount Lindesay Hwy, North Maclean Logan City
2 8 20 Clifford St and Gold Coast Hwy/ Remembrance Dr, Surfers Paradise Gold Coast
3 8 9 Tennyson St and Victoria St, Mackay Mackay
4 7 14 Beerburrum Rd and Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture Caboolture
5 7 9 Newnham Rd and Wecker Rd, Mount Gravatt East Brisbane City
6 7 8 Gympie Arterial Rd and Webster Rd, Aspley Brisbane City
7 7 8 Brunswick St and McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane City
8 6 11 Gipps Street St and Wickham St, Fortitude Valley Brisbane City
9 6 10 Scottsdale Dr and Stapley Dr/ Bayswater Ave, Varsity Lakes Gold Coast City
10 6 8 Pacific Hwy, On Ramp/Movie World Access Rd, Oxenford Gold Coast City

 

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