RACQ says QLD drivers breaking the law to warn about speed cameras
New research from the RACQ about Queensland drivers reveals that almost 55% of motorists flash their headlights regularly to warn other drivers about speed cameras in an area.
RESEARCH FROM THE RACQ shows that up to 55% of Queensland motorists are willing to flash their headlights at other drivers to warn about speed cameras in their area. It’s an offence to flash your headlights to warn other motorists of a speed camera, but the number of Queenslanders willing to do it has risen 10% on figures released last year (2015).
“Many motorists may not realise flashing the high beam at approaching traffic is an offence and is dangerous,” RACQ Executive Manager Insurance Communications Mike Sopinski said.
“You may think you’re doing a good deed or even a community service by alerting others to an upcoming speed camera, but flashing your headlights can actually be quite dangerous.
“A momentary loss of concentration can have deadly consequences – especially when cars are being driven at highway speeds.”
RACQ research found the most common methods for locating speed camera sites:
- Radio reports of locations – 31.7%;
- Tip offs from family and friends – 19.2%;
- Social media sites – 12.8%;
- Mobile apps – 8.0%; and
- Radar-detecting devices – 7.4%.