Our most dangerous intersections revealed

Published 11:36am 21 August 2020

Our most dangerous intersections revealed
Words by Nick Crockford

Two intersections in the Moreton Bay Region are among Queensland’s 10 worst intersections over a three-year period, according to the RACQ.

Both are in Caboolture and within a few hundred metres of each other, data from Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has revealed.

Both have appeared on Queensland’s worst intersection list in previous years.

Crash zone

The intersection of Pumicestone Rd and Dances Rd is the fifth worst in this state with eight serious crashes and nine serious injuries between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019.

Listed in seventh is the intersection of Old Gympie Rd and Pumicestone Rd with seven serious crashes and 12 serious injuries over the same period.

“At the Old Gympie and Pumicestone Roads intersection, crashes were being caused by drivers failing to give way correctly when turning right on a green light,” says RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie.

“The good news is this intersection was upgraded last year with additional lanes and changes to traffic signals to only allow right turns on a green arrow.

“These changes mean the intersection should drop off the list in coming years.

Our most dangerous intersections revealed

Righting a wrong

“It’s a similar story at the Pumicestone Road and Dances Road intersection, where crashes occur when drivers are turning right on the green light.

“We support an upgrade to the intersection, so vehicles can only turn right when there is a green turning arrow, and hope it will receive funding in the next round of the Department of Transport and Main Roads - Safer Roads Sooner program.”

Each was behind the state’s worst intersection of Kedron Park Rd and Lutwyche Rd with nine serious crashes and 16 serious injuries.

Worst Queensland intersections for serious crashes

January 1, 2017 –December 31, 2019):

1 - Kedron Park Rd and Lutwyche Rd, Kedron - 9 serious crashes, 16 serious injuries

2 - Deeragun Rd and Geaney Lane, Deeragun - 9 serious crashes, 11 serious injuries

3 - Paradise Island/Clifford St and Remembrance Dr, Surfers Paradise - 8 serious crashes, 18 serious injuries

4 - Currumburra Rd and Southport-Nerang Rd, Southport - 8 serious crashes, 14 serious injuries

5 - Pumicestone Rd and Dances Rd, Caboolture - 8 serious crashes, 9 serious injuries

6 - Chambers Flat Rd and School Rd, Park Ridge - 7 serious crashes, 13 serious injuries

7 - Old Gympie Rd and Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture - 7 serious crashes, 12 serious injuries

8 - Hervey Range Rd and Thuringowa Dr/Riverway Dr, Thuringowa Central - 7 serious crashes, 8 serious injuries

9 - Cavendish Rd and Kitchener St/Holdsworth St, Coorparoo - 7 serious crashes, 8 serious injuries

10 - Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd and Mundoolun Connection Rd, Tamborine - 6 serious crashes, 10 serious injuries

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