Brisbane’s car crash hot spots revealed

RACQ has revealed Gympie Road was the number one spot in Brisbane where motorists were likely to crash, according to new insurance claims data.

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RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said many locations on the top 20 crash hot spot list would come as no surprise to Brisbane locals.

“Unfortunately, the top 20 list is made up of a lot of the usual suspects. Gympie Road took out the top three spots, with Mains Road at Sunnybank and Logan Road at Eight Mile Plains rounding out the top five,” Ms Clinton said.

“Sandgate Road, Anzac Avenue, Logan Road and the Ipswich Motorway each made the list in more than one place.”

Ms Clinton said there were a number of reasons these locations topped the list.

“These roads are typically heavily congested, high volume, multi-lane roads with many intersections and locations for interactions between multiple vehicles,” she said.

“A large portion of the crashes will be rear-end crashes which happen during congestion and at traffic lights and sideswipes and crashes where drivers have failed to give way properly.”

Ms Clinton said drivers needed to take extra care on busy roads.

“As always when behind the wheel, but even more so on busy roads, drivers need to avoid distraction, obey traffic signals, give way correctly, travel at a safe following distance and carefully check blind spots and indicate when merging or change lanes.”

Top 20 most accident-prone locations in Brisbane (1 January 2015-31 October 2018):

  1. Gympie Road, Chermside
  2. Gympie Road, Aspley
  3. Gympie Road, Kedron
  4. Mains Road, Sunnybank
  5. Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains
  6. Moggill Road, Indooroopilly
  7. Sandgate Road, Clayfield
  8. Ipswich Road, Annerley
  9. Anzac Avenue, Kippa-Ring
  10. Anzac Avenue, Rothwell
  11. Sandgate Road, Virginia
  12. Milton Road, Milton
  13. Pacific Motorway, Greenslopes
  14. Logan Road, Mt Gravatt
  15. Hamilton Road, Chermside
  16. Coronation Drive, Milton
  17. Beaudesert Road, Calamvale
  18. Ipswich Motorway, Oxley
  19. Old Cleveland Road, Carindale
  20. Ipswich Motorway, Darra and Gateway Motorway, Nudgee.