*The contents in this blog relates to legislation in Queensland.
Welcome to our final instalment of the worst roads in Queensland! Once again we have compiled a list of the worst offending roads (by number of reported crashes) from January 2001 to 31 December 2020[i], and the last entry focusses in on the Gold Coast region. Our hope with this series has been to help you identify the road traffic accident black spots to be wary of when on the roads
|1.||Gold Coast Hwy, Southport/Coolangatta/Surfers Paradise (4,513)|
|2.||Pacific Highway, Coomera/Nerang/Southport (4,161)|
|3.||Nerang –Broadbeach Road, Nerang/Broadbeach (695)|
|4.||Southport- Burleigh Road, Robina/Southport/Broadbeach (661)|
|5.||Labrador – Carrara Road, Southport/Nerang (521)|
|6.||Gold Coast – Springbrook Road, Mudgeeraba (461)|
|7.||Christine Avenue, Robina/Palm Beach (461)|
|8.||Ashmore Road, Gold Coast City (452)|
|9.||Southport – Nerang Road, Southport/Nerang (424)|
|10.||Hope Island Road, Coomera/Runaway Bay (385)|
It will be no surprise to anyone that the two major highways into and through the Gold Coast, the Pacific Highway and Gold Coast Highway, take out the top spots by a horrific margin! The major arterial roads make up the majority of the balance of the list. Christine Avenue is a surprise at no. 7.
The average number of accidents per week from this list ranges from 0.4 accidents per week (Hope Island Road) to 5 accidents per week (Gold Coast Highway).