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FLASHBACK: Another crash on the D’Aguilar Highway between Yarraman and Nanango

June 29, 2018

Some of the riskiest highways in southern Queensland are travelled regularly by South Burnett residents, data released by the RACQ on Thursday reveals.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the motoring club looked at 15,000km of major highways and roads across the State and, using the Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) ratings system, prioritised stretches of road according to their crash risk.

In the South Burnett, stretches of highway linking major towns have been rated as high risk, including Kumbia to Kingaroy; Nanango to Kingaroy; Yarraman to Nanango; and Wondai to Goomeri.

The RACQ collected data about crashes that occurred between 2012 and 2016.

Ms Ross said the organisation was calling on the State and Federal governments to take the politics out of road upgrades and focus on urgent safety upgrades.

“This isn’t just about major road upgrades, we need the Queensland Government to further commit to a targeted program of low-cost, high-impact works such as wide centre lines, safety barriers, cleared roadsides and intersection upgrades,” she said.

“These can be delivered fairly quickly and have a big impact in reducing the number of crashes and injuries.”

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Brisbane Valley Highway

Ipswich to Fernvale

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 8850 vehicles per day
  • 35 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 2 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 16.12 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Fernvale to Esk

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium
  • 3150 vehicles per day
  • 26 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 0 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 12.24 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Esk to Harlin

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 3350 vehicles per day
  • 39 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 3 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 18.78 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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Bunya Highway

Dalby to Kumbia

  • Individual Risk Rating: Low-medium
  • 800 vehicles per day
  • 9 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 2 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 7.60 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Kumbia to Kingaroy

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 1300 vehicles per day
  • 12 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 1 death between 2012 and 2016
  • 20.74 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Kingaroy to Wondai

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium
  • 3850 vehicles per day
  • 23 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 2 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 12.05 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Wondai to Goomeri

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 2500 vehicles per day
  • 25 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 3 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 20.31 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Goomeri to Gayndah

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 1200 vehicles per day
  • 50 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 4 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 23.36 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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Burnett Highway

Nanango to Goomeri

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 1350 vehicles per day
  • 20 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 0 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 13.49 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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D’Aguilar Highway

Caboolture to Woodford

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 11,250 vehicles per day
  • 70 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 2 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 13.51 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Woodford to Kilcoy

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 6950 vehicles per day
  • 41 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 2 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 16.38 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Kilcoy to Yarraman

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 3500 vehicles per day
  • 57 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 5 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 13.72 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Yarraman to Nanango

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 3750 vehicles per day
  • 23 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 1 death between 2012 and 2016
  • 19.16 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Nanango to Kingaroy

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 4300 vehicles per day
  • 32 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 3 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 20.50 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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New England Highway

Yarraman to Crows Nest

  • Individual Risk Rating: High
  • 1600 vehicles per day
  • 36 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 1 death between 2012 and 2016
  • 17.13 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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Wide Bay Highway

Goomeri to Kilkivan

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 1800 vehicles per day
  • 12 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 1 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 15.43 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

Kilkivan to Gympie

  • Individual Risk Rating: Medium-high
  • 2450 vehicles per day
  • 26 casualty crashes between 2012 and 2016
  • 3 deaths between 2012 and 2016
  • 15.92 annual average casualty crashes per vehicle km travelled

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