By Juliano Oliveira
Frustrating hours spent in traffic might be about to be relieved as Queensland drivers are being urged to give their contribution to the annual survey “Red Spot Congestion”.
Responsible for the study, RACQ expects to collect data referent to spots with poor signal timing and coordination, not enough lanes, daily congestion, and long boom gate downtimes at level crossings.
Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said as several elections loomed in the year ahead, the Club would use the results from the survey to lobby governments for funding and improvements and get commitments before Queenslanders headed to the polls.
“Since last year’s survey, we saw several roads receive funding commitments towards upgrades right across the Sunshine State, from the Pacific Motorway, to the Bruce and as far north as the Captain Cook Highway,” she said.
“Respondents nominated more than 2,500 red spots and helped us identify about 450 of the State’s most congested roads.”
The survey is available on RACQ’s website.