Time to dob in dodgy local roads

September 8, 2022 7:32 am in by


Mackay and Whitsunday roads are coming under the microscope as part of the unroadworthy roads survey.

Queensland’s road toll is tracking towards its highest in a decade and RACQ is calling on motorists to join its advocacy efforts and help identify the stretches that are in urgent need of an upgrade.

Traffic and safety engineering manager Gregory Miszkowycz says the results would be provided to authorities to lobby for safety and infrastructure improvements.

“Whether a road is full of potholes, has narrow lanes, lacks overtaking lanes, has missing or faded line markings, or is the first to go under when it rains, RACQ needs your help highlighting these dangerous roads,” Mr Miszkowycz says.

“By taking part, you can make the roads in your area safer and help save lives.”

During the 2020 survey, the Bruce Highway came in as the state’s second most nominated unroadworthy road.

RACQ CQ Rescue pilot Leigh Wilkinson says crews have been responding to a catastrophic number of crashes on dangerous regional roads.

“We’ve seen a horror increase in crashes on the Bruce Highway this year,” Mr Wilkinson says.

“Crews are gutted by the number of fatalities we’ve had to respond to, far more than in previous years. We need to work together to make roads safer and taking part in this survey is one of the many ways people can help.”

The survey closes on 11 October and can be completed at

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