Bruce Hwy gives drivers no room for error

EDITORIAL: The nature of being human is that we all make mistakes.

This goes for every aspect of life, including driving.

When you're driving and you make a mistake, it can have drastic consequences.

But if the road conditions are reasonable, chances are you will get away with it.

It has been estimated that each year drivers make an average of seven mistakes that could lead to an accident.

Obviously most of the time, we are lucky and get away with our error.

On a road like the Bruce Hwy, however, the odds of getting a second chance are reduced.

Parts of the highway near Maryborough have been named among the most dangerous in the nation.

RACQ executive manager for public policy Michael Roth was the one who stated a poignant fact, the truth of which has been made clear too many times: The Bruce Hwy is very unforgiving of driver errors.

Mr Roth also said the road had a lack of safety features; it needed intersection improvements, safety barriers and removal of roadside hazards.

Of course we all need to do as much as we can to try to ensure we leave as little room for error as possible when driving.

We need to ensure we are not speeding, never drink and drive and take regular breaks to ensure our concentration is all it should be.

But inevitably mistakes happen.

Improvements need to be made immediately to that road.



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