READERS DISCUSS: Cause of accidents in Central Queensland
The Bruce Highway has claimed almost one third of all lives lost on Rockhampton region roads over about 14 years. Read more of that report here: A third of Rockhampton road deaths occur on Bruce Hwy
The Bulletin asked readers: What do you think are the main causes of fatal accidents on Central Queensland roads?
David Couper - The number of times you get stuck behind cars travelling 5 to 10 kms below the speed limit, only for them to suddenly accelerate to 100kph+ in overtaking lanes is what causes drivers to take chances to pass in spots they probably shouldn't.
Nathan Grindlay - Better road construction is needed and there needs without a doubt to be at least a four lane highway around Australia.
Solitaire Schloss - People not driving to the road conditions..... it takes skill to get corrugation in the bitumen..... I drive heaps and our roads are in worse condition then those on some sections toward the south of Qld... But believe me when I say there are worse condition roads all over the place that get just as much traffic as we do...
Mark Kennedy - Go have a look at the road Adelaide to Melbourne. That's how roads should be built. It will save lives.
Debbie Maclean - Need more passing lanes. The area is well known for travellers in winter months, most towing vans. Even if the van drivers want to show consideration to pull over to let the traffic pass, the road edges are too unsafe to do so. Here's a good idea....spend money on our roads and not the great south east !!!
AntoinetteBrian Nothdurft - People drive too fast and show no care for others on the road.
Nardyne Langdon - Impatient drivers... more improvement to our highways in this region is needed.
Norm Foyster - While there are idiots behind the wheel there will always be accidents. It doesn't matter what the roads are like.
Sandy Salta - Not enough double lanes and terrible bitumen
Elaine Hans - Speed and driving tired
Jade Whebell - Impatience and stupidity!
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