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The 10 Most Dangerous Roads In Australia

Regardless of where you are driving, there is never a guarantee of safety when you get behind the wheel. However, there are several roads in Australia that are notorious for their dangerous conditions and high rates of casualties.

We give you our list of the 10 most dangerous roads in Australia, and the risks to watch out for when travelling them.

1. Bruce Highway, Qld

  • 1,650km from Brisbane to north Queensland
  • 61% of Queensland road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Rough surface, narrow conditions, congestion, roads prone to flooding

The Bruce Highway is currently considered the most dangerous of all the roads in Australia, and was named in the UK’s Driving Experience’s 22 deadliest roads in the world.

2. Warrego Highway, Qld

  • 720km from Ipswich to Charleville
  • 17% of Queensland road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Rough surfaces, narrow lanes, driver fatigue, poor road shoulders, roads prone to flooding

3. Great Western Highway, NSW

  • 210km from Sydney to Bathurst
  • 10% of NSW road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Hilly terrain, substandard curves

4. Pacific Highway, NSW/Qld

  • 1,020km from Sydney to Brisbane
  • 33% of NSW road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Drivers not driving to the conditions, fatigued drivers

5. Princes Highway East, Vic

  • 130km from Pakenham to Sale
  • 12% of Victoria road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Driver disengagement, fatigue

6. Hume Highway, Vic/NSW

  • 807km from Melbourne to Sydney
  • 20% of Victoria road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Tailgating and driver fatigue

7. Great Eastern Highway, WA

  • 590km from Perth to Kalgoorlie
  • 11% of WA road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Narrow lanes, rough surfacing, poor maintenance

8. Forrest Highway, WA

  • 90km from Perth to Bunbury
  • 29% of WA road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Rough surfaces, straying livestock

9. Midland Highway, Tas

  • 180km from Hobart to Launceston
  • 49% of Tasmania road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Large sections of the highway are in poor condition

10. Stuart Highway, NT/SA

  • 2,830km from Darwin to Port Augusta
  • 90% of NT road deaths in 2005-2009
  • Key risk factors: Drivers not driving to the conditions and drivers driving under the influence of alcohol

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can happen anywhere. Fortunately, if you are the victim of an accident or injury that you believe is the fault of another individual or company, we can help you pursue a motor vehicle accident claim to fight for the compensation you may be entitled to.

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