*The contents in this blog relates to legislation in Queensland.

Once again we have compiled a list of the worst offending roads (by number of reported crashes) over the last decade[i], this time focussing in on the Brisbane region, to help you identify the road traffic accident black spots to be wary of when on the roads –

1. Gateway Arterial Road, Hendra/Boondall/Sandgate (4,173)
2. Gympie Road/Gympie Arterial Road, Carseldine/Boondall/Stafford (2,413)
3. Logan Road, Coorparoo/Holland park/ Upper Mount Gravatt (1,383)
4. Ipswich Road, Moorooka/Sherwood (1,116)
5. Moggill Road, Indooroopilly (1,061)
6. South East Arterial, Brisbane City (1,056)
7. Sandgate Road, Hendra/Boondall (1,055)
8. Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge/Moorooka (1,039)
9. Ann Street, Fortitude Valley/Brisbane City (1,035)
10. Griffith Arterial Road, Upper Mount Gravatt (955)

Unsurprisingly, the two major highways into Brisbane, Gympie Road and the Gateway take out the top spots basically doubling the next closest contender (Logan Road)!

The average number of accident’s per week from this list ranges from 1.8 accidents per week (Griffith Arterial Road) to 8 accidents per week (Gateway Arterial Road). After 3 years commuting from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane at attend University at Mount Gravatt, I am sadly not shocked about these figures and feel very lucky to avoided any accidents in that time!

If you missed our earlier reviews of the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Ipswich, Logan or Toowoomba regions (Parts 1 to 5), check out the earlier blogs. Next month we will be looking at the Gold Coast.


[i] https://www.data.qld.gov.au/dataset/crash-data-from-queensland-roads.