Rose and Dawson Streets Intersection at Wooloowin Among Running on Red Light Hotspots

Rose and Dawson Streets Intersection at Wooloowin Among Running on Red Light Hotspots

More than 30,000 running red light incidents were recorded across Queensland as the Rose Street and Dawson Street intersection at Wooloowin ranks among the locations with the most infringement notices issued in 2021, the latest data revealed.

The latest Queensland Police Service data revealed the worst intersections for red lights running in 2021 with the Gold Coast Highway and Margaret Avenue at Broadbeach ranking first in the list.

“Ignoring a red light is one of the most dangerous decisions any driver can make and yet, on average, a motorist was caught running a red light every 17 minutes in Queensland last year,” RACQ Spokesperson Tristan Vorias said.

He added that the list revealed a disappointing reality that so many motorists are risking their own lives and the lives of others. A significant number of motorists were also “breaking the law” in regional Queensland, the data showed.

“You’re not only running the risk of crashing into other motorists, but also our most vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.”

Two intersections in Woolloongabba also made the list with Ipswich Road and Leopard Street intersections ranking second and fourth, respectively. The Ipswich Road intersection at Annerley (3rd spot) and the Rose Street intersection at Wooloowin round out the top five.

“The intersection of Moores Creek Road, High Street and Alexandra Street in Rockhampton caught 690 motorists running red lights, and the Bruce Highway and Coombs Street intersection in Cairns recorded 517,” Mr Vorias said.

“Already we’ve seen more than 160 people die on Queensland roads this year and we are tragically on track to surpass last year’s road toll.”

The following are the top 15 intersections with the most red-light camera infringement notices issued in Queensland in 2021:

LocationNumber of Red Light Notices issuedNumber of Notices per 1,000 Vehicles
Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach. at i/s with Margaret Avenue1,6360.47
Ipswic Road, Woolloongabba, at i/s with Cornwall Street1,5470.4
Ipswich Road, Annerley, at i//s with Venner Road1,1940.18
Leopard Street, Woolloongabba, at i/s with Stanley Street1,1320.16
Rose Street, Wooloowin, at i/s with Dawson Street1,0380.81
Gold Coast Highway, Tugun, at i/s with Stewart Road9010.26
Kingston Road, Waterford West, at i/s with Muchow Road9010.26
Kumbari Avenue, Southport, at i/s with Smith Street8250.37
Strathpine Road, Bald Hills, at i/s with Bald Hills Road7040.15
Lutwyche Road, Luwyche, at i/s with Norman Street/Perry Street6960.09
Moores Creek Road, Park Avenue (Rockhampton) at i/s with Hight Street/Alexandra Street6900.18
Duke Street, Annerley, at i/s with Juliette Street6320.16
Lutwyche Road, Kedron, at i/s with Kedron Park Road (Lanes 1, 2 and 3)5680.07
Beaudesert Road, Calamvale, at i/s with Compton Road5350.09
Bruce Highway, Mt Sheridan (Cairns), at i/s with Coombs Street5170.08

Source: RACQ

“Motorists need to stop risking lives just to save a few seconds. They need to be prepared to slow or stop when approaching traffic signals and treat yellow lights as though they are red,” Mr Vorias concludes.