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Road Safety Policy fact sheets

Transport and Main Roads has produced a series of fact sheets, which are designed to assist project managers, engineers and designers to implement 13 interim safety standards, in accordance with Queensland's Road Safety Policy (2018).

The safety standards are default requirements, on the state-controlled road network across Queensland, unless justification is documented in a planning report or design exception.

They address key safety issues on Queensland's road network with proven countermeasures that are considered good practice in the design and construction of safer road infrastructure to proactively reduce the risk of fatal and serious injury crashes.

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[The following table is reproduced, with amendment, from Road Safety Policy Appendix A: Safety Intervention and Improvement Guidelines]

Safety Issue Safety Standards Factsheet No. Factsheet
Motorcyclists All new installations of road safety barriers (including terminals) shall be fitted with motorcyclist injury countermeasures, such as rubrail,  suitable to the barrier type, taking into consideration fauna movements. 1

RSP Fact Sheet_01_Motorcyclists


Vulnerable users In all urban environments, and where demand exists or may develop in a rural environment, ensure appropriate speed limits provisions for people who walk, ride, use a mobility device or live with a disability.  2  RSP Fact Sheet_02_Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable users

Intersection - Signalised - Pedestrian crossings Pedestrian crossings shall be provided on all approaches at signalised intersections. Pedestrian protection shall also be provided. 3  RSP Fact Sheet_03_Intersection - Pedestrian - Pedestrian Crossings

Intersection - Signalised - Pedestrian crossings

Intersection - Pedestrian - Slip lanes Left-turn slip lanes should be avoided at intersections. 4  RSP Fact Sheet_04_Intersection - Pedestrian - Slip Lanes

Intersection - Pedestrian - Slip lanes

Intersection - Signalised - Filter turns New and upgraded signalised intersections shall have protected right-turn lanes on the major road. Right turns shall be fully controlled unless justified through a risk assessment. 5  RSP Fact Sheet_05_Intersection - Urban - Filter Right Turns

Intersection - Signalised - Filter turns

Intersection - Rural - Channelised right turns Auxiliary Right Turn Lanes (AUR) shall be replaced with at least a short Channelised Right Turn Lanes [CHR(s)]. 6  RSP Fact Sheet_06_Intersection - Rural - Channelised Right Turns

Intersection - Rural - Channelised right turns

Intersection - Rural - Left turn lanes

Where a high volume of left turning traffic is present on high speed rural roads, sight lines shall not be obscured for traffic entering from the minor road. This may require repositioning or channelising the left turn lanes or bringing forward the Stop/Give way lines.

7  RSP Fact Sheet_07_Intersection - Rural - Left Turn Lanes

Intersection - Rural - Left turn lanes

Head on - Rural Rural roads with Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) greater than 4,000 vehicles per day, shall have a Wide Centre Line Treatment (WCLT) and Audible Tactile Line Marking (ATLM). 8  RSP Fact Sheet_08_Head on - Rural

Head on - Rural

Head on - All divided roads

For all divided roads with posted speed greater than or equal to 80 kilometres per hour, medians shall be clear of all hazards unless shielded by median road safety barrier.

For all divided roads with posted speed greater than or equal to 80 kilometres per hour, with Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) greater than 10,000 vehicle per day, physical separation by median road safety barrier shall be required.

9  RSP Fact Sheet_09_Head on - All Roads

Head on - All divided roads

Run off road - Rural Audible Tactile Line Markings (ATLM) shall be installed on edge lines and centre lines on all rural roads with sealed shoulders greater than 0.5 metres. 10  RSP Fact Sheet_10_Run off road - Rural

Run off road - Rural

Line marking - All roads All new permanent line marking should be cold applied plastic. 11  RSP Fact Sheet_11_Line marking - All Roads 

Line marking - All roads

Fatigue crash risk - Rural On rural roads, stopping places shall be provided every 30 kilometres and rest areas shall be provided every 80 kilometres. 12  RSP Fact Sheet_12_Rest Areas and Stopping Bays

Fatigue crash risk - Rural


On all motorway upgrades, provision shall be made for speed enforcement. In particular, the works shall be designed to accommodate:

  • point-to-point camera infrastructure, including provision of footings with associated structures and electrical supply, suitably placed for enforcement during operation.
  • provide for the construction of enforcement pads/bays for use by enforcement cameras encompassing electrical power supply with concrete base at appropriate locations during and at the completion of construction.
13  RSP Fact Sheet_13_Enforcement



Last updated
20 July 2022