Traffic congestion on the Bruce Highway during a busy period.
Traffic congestion on the Bruce Highway during a busy period.

Where would you like a higher than 110kmh speed limit?

THE RACQ says there are few Queensland roads where it could support increasing the speed limit beyond 110km/h.

However, the stretch between Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast could be considered.

Paul Turner, the RACQ's executive general manager for external relations, told the ABC today that the M1 on the Gold Coast was probably the only route where a higher speed limit would work.

He said the stretch between Caboolture and the Sunshine Coast could be considered, but its high crash rate would have to be taken into account.

"We would have to look at this very carefully.''

At present, the Northern Territory is the only place in Australia with speed limits higher than 110km/h

Transport Minister Scott Emerson has urged Queenslanders to have their say on what has been described as the first major review of speed  limits in 20 years.

Mr Emerson said the review was just as likely to see speed limits lowered.

Where would you like to see a high speed limit?

This poll ended on 11 June 2013.

Current Results

Bruce Highway open stretches


M1 to Gold Coast


Gateway Motorway


Ipswich Motorway


Sunshine Motorway


All major roads


Bruce Highway to Sunshine Coast


Bruce Highway north of Gympie


Warrego Highway to Toowoomba


Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

In a statement today, Mr Emerson said community engagement and education would be the cornerstone of the government's two-year $350 million plan to tackle a rising road toll.

He said the 60-point Queensland Road Safety Action Plan would target Queensland's road toll, which had 17 more fatalities than the same time last year.

Today's budget will include $2 million a year for a community road safety fund to assist with developing solutions to local road safety issues.

There will be $1.6 million over three years to expand an alcohol and risk-related trauma injury awareness program and $480,000 over three years to educate Queensland high school students of the risks involved with vehicles.

"This budget spends a record $82 million on the Safer Roads Sooner program to fast-track the rollout of proven safety treatments such as wider centre lines, audio tactile line markings, safety barriers and improving intersections and line markings,'' he said.

A further $2 million per year will also be spent on cycle safety treatments including line markings at higher-risk locations to reduce the potential for vehicle and bicycle conflict.

"We will also begin calling for nominations to review speed limits on up to 100 roads across Queensland."

The Road Safety Action Plan also includes:

• On-going roll out of flashing lights at over 300 schools.

• A $19.8 million three-year marketing campaign to change driver behaviour toward the Fatal Five.

• Reforms to licensing for younger and older drivers, and motorcyclists.

The action plan is funded through the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Camera Detected Offence Program (speed and red light cameras).

The Road Safety Action Plan will be available at later today.