The State’s peak motoring body has put drivers on notice after revealing the locations Queenslanders were most often running red lights.
Data obtained by RACQ found the worst location for red light camera infringements was at the intersection of Kessels Road and Mains Road at Macgregor in Brisbane. RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said it was alarming to see 885 drivers caught at this particular intersection between 1 January and 30 September last year alone.
“Running a red light can have serious consequences and poses a risk to all road users at the intersection,” Ms Ritchie said. “It’s a very stupid decision, and will cost three demerit points and a $353 fine when caught. “The red light cameras are very visible, and regardless there is no excuse to take the potentially deadly risk of running the light.”
Ms Ritchie said many motorists made the mistake of speeding up through a yellow light. “The yellow light indicates the need for a driver to stop if safe to do so,” she said. “This is not the end of the green light phase - it is the beginning of the red light phase.”
Top locations for red light camera infringements if you are traveling to Brisbane:
- Kessels Rd, Macgregor, at intersection with Mains Rd (Westbound)
- Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont (Westbound), at intersection with (Southbound) Gateway Mwy ramp
- George St, Rockhampton City, at intersection with Albert St
- Musgrave St, Coolangatta, at intersection with Coolangatta Rd
- Gateway Mwy, Belmont, at intersection with Old Cleveland Rd
- Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont (Eastbound), at intersection with (Northbound) Gateway Mwy ramp
- Wardoo St, Southport, at intersection with Queen St
- Weller Rd, Tarragindi, at intersection with Toohey Rd
- Kessels Rd, Nathan at intersection with Mains Rd (Eastbound)