RACQ has revealed the riskiest roads in the Darling Downs uncovering seven medium-high to high risks roads across the region.
15,000 kilometres of major highways and roads across the state were assessed using the Australian Road Assessment Program ratings system, prioritised stretches of road according to their crash risk.
A spokesperson for RACQ said it was disturbing that some of the region's busiest roads were potentially deadly.
Lucinda Ross: “Drivers deserve better and we need to see roads like Gatton Esk Road prioritised for safety upgrades.”
“We know safer roads lead to fewer crashes and fewer deaths and injuries so we can’t afford for roads in the Darling Downs to be forgotten.”
Ms Ross said RACQ 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 in the Darling Downs which need attention first,” she said.
Warrego Hwy from Helidon to Toowoomba
Cunningham and New England Highway from Stanthorpe to Wallangarra
Gore Hwy from Toowoomba to Yandilla
New England Hwy from Yarraman to Crows Nest
Moonie Hwy from Dalby to Moonie
Cunningham Hwy from Warwick to Karara
Gatton Esk Rd from Gatton to Esk
The interactive map of the State’s riskiest roads could be found on RACQ’s website.
Missed something? Catch up here!