Motorists urged to flag blackspots

THE Coffs Coast is a hotspot when it comes to road blackspots.

Motorists don’t have to venture too far from Coffs Harbour to see some shocking sections of the Pacific Highway in urgent need of upgrade.

But it’s not just the highway which is causing grief – there are plenty of local roads which are cause for concern as well.

The NRMA is urging drivers to take part in a survey which will highlight the worst section of road in NSW by ‘red-flagging’ a local intersection or a section of major highway which causes them to see red.

“It could be a series of pot holes, a problematic pedestrian crossing or confusing road signs,” said NRMA motoring and services director Wendy Machin.

“The survey closes on January 25 and the findings will be released in February to kick-off the NRMA’s campaign for the March 26 NSW election.

“The red flag survey will give frustrated motorists a chance to tell both sides of politics what needs to be fixed on our roads.

“With only a week to go before the survey closes, we encourage all motorists to have their say on the roads that frustrate them the most.

“Make sure you complete our survey so we can make a stand against tragically under-funded, unsafe and congested roads in NSW.”

To fill out the survey, go to

Entrants will go into the draw to win one of five iPads.

As well as telling the NRMA, let us know what you think the worst section of a local road is. You can contact us at

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