The M1 is already at capacity and needs an alternative to take on the congestion fast. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT
The M1 is already at capacity and needs an alternative to take on the congestion fast. Picture: NIGEL HALLETT

Teach driving skills, don’t add more tolls

"IF PEOPLE learnt how to drive, not sit side by side at 80km/h in a 110 zone, kept left and didn't wait until the last metre to change three lanes to exit, it would run smoothly."

Truckie Bruce Skelton shared his thoughts on traffic on the M2 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast after Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate called on the Queensland State Government to consider a private-public partnership for building a duplicate M1.

Cr Tate said a toll road option for a second motorway, described as "the Coomera Connector'', would prevent delays when it came to funding arguments between the State and Federal governments.

Bruce said the government should build a "high-speed rail and run more trains between the cities and cars wouldn't need to clog it (the highway) up."

Darrell Bailey said a cheaper idea would be to start booking idiots that don't know how to use a multi-lane carriage way.

"How there aren't more accidents on this road is beyond me."
 

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