Wulkuraka Maintenance Centre wins national award

The $4.4 billion New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project has won a national award for the design and construction of the project’s Maintenance Centre at Wulkuraka. The project won the Smart Infrastructure Award at the IPA National Infrastructure Awards ceremony in Sydney overnight. The Queensland Government project is being delivered under an Availability Public Private Partnership … Read more

Graduated licences: saving lives

It has long been recognised that young drivers are one of our most at-risk road user groups, due to the combination of age, inexperience and risk-taking behaviour. Statistics show that crashes during the learner (supervised) stage are low, but this immediately increases after the transition to unsupervised/solo driving once a provisional licence is gained. One … Read more

Target zero – the role of autonomous vehicles in improving road safety

Queensland – and Australia more broadly – has a rich history of safety innovation that has significantly contributed to a reduction in fatal crashes – speed limits, roundabouts, seatbelts, and drink-driving enforcement to name a few. In 2015, however, the national road toll went up for the first time in 3 years. Official figures show the … Read more

Autonomous Vehicles

Here at the Department of Transport and Main Roads we are putting a lot of thought into what transport is going to look like in the future, to make sure we make good planning and policy decisions for the State. To manage the risks and capture the benefits of emerging vehicle technologies, we are looking … Read more

A salute to the dry driver

On 14 December 2015 the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads launched our Christmas road safety campaign, dry drivers, we salute you. Despite huge changes in attitudes to drinking and driving in past decades, we know from our research that drink driving is still a factor in 1 in 5 fatalities on Queensland roads, and … Read more