Don’t be another statistic this Easter – use our guide to Brisbane’s most accident-prone streets and take care
It’s official: Brisbane has some of the worst roads in the world.
UK company Driving Experiences has named the Bruce Highway one of the most dangerous and tricky to navigate, with “illegal and dangerous overtaking” the primary cause of accidents.
The government is tackling this rise in road tolls with a new campaign, aimed squarely at Easter weekend drivers.
With this in mind, what roads do you need to take extra care on? We reveal all below.
- Gympie Road: this busy stretch has long-been at the top of lists for accidents and dangerous conditions, particularly around the Aspley area
- Logan Road at Mt Gravatt: in 2012, there were 111 accidents on this stretch
- Mains Road, Sunnybank: this main thoroughfare is listed in AAMI’s top five bad roads
- Gold Coast Highway at Southport: the coast is now a minefield of construction works and closed roads, so if you’re planning a beach-side Easter, take extra care
- Ipswich Road, Annerley: Ipswich Road is a beast – and anyone travelling on it daily knows this stretch is notoriously congested
- Riawnea and Orange Grove Roads at Sailsbury: this is largely considered the worst intersection in Brisbane, according to the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Springwood Road at Rochedale South: listed as Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads’ third-most dangerous stretch
Know of other dangerous hot spots in your area? Let us know below.