Driving instructor Leyland Barnett. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Driving instructor Leyland Barnett. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Roads and drivers unsafe says Rockhampton driving instructor

LEYLAND Barnett is out on Rockhampton's roads all day, everyday.

The Evolution in Training driving instructor knows several roads around the region that are flat out dangerous.

"There's some rough roads around, like along Denham St there are some massive potholes," Mr Barnett said.

"If you hit something like a large pothole that'll knock you're suspension around."

But it's not only rough road surfaces that have Mr Barnett concerned; it's the drivers that disobey road rules.

"On the Feez St roundabout a lot of people don't know the rules and use their indicators wrong," Mr Barnett said.

"Coming down from the hill on Feez St there's a designated turning lane but people drive straight through on that lane.

"Another issue is people speeding through," he said.

While Knight St shows cause of concern for Barnett.

"There's a give way sign that's been wiped out a few times," he said.

Harry Bruce's cartoon on driving in Central Queensland
Harry Bruce's cartoon on driving in Central Queensland

Tailgating is another issue that Mr Barnett has added to the list, making the roads dangerous.

"You need room to brake," he said.

The key to driving on dangerous roads is to drive defensively, not aggressively, according to Mr Barnett.

It's not only Mr Barnett who has his pick of which roads are considered dangerous to drivers.

Comments from The Morning Bulletin's social media discovered which roads residents think top the list of most dangerous.

Feez St, East St, the Farm St/Yaamba Rd intersection, Hollingsworth St, Bolsover St, Farm St and Musgrave St were of concern, as were a few in Gracemere.

Roz Wood said motorists treat Lucas St at Gracemere like a drag strip.



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