Looks like Gold Coast motorists might need to brush up on their road rules when it comes to who has the right of way when two lanes become one.
According to RACQ insurance claim data from the last three years, Southport is the fourth worst suburb in Queensland for merging related crashes.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton believes people get confused by the two different types of merging lanes.
"If you are on the road and the lanes are marked you must give way to any traffic in the lane that you want to move into," she said.
"If you're travelling on a road and two lanes suddenly become one and there are no lanes marked, then you must give way to any vehicle in front of you, kind of like a zipper".
Here are the top 10 location for crashes caused by poor merging, with the number of merging-related incidents in each area from January 2015 to April this year:
- Brisbane City – 246
- Fortitude Valley – 114
- Toowoomba – 109
- Southport – 89
- Mount Gravatt – 89
- Woolloongabba – 79
- Eight Mile Plains – 66
- Milton – 65
- Indooroopilly – 63
- Rockhampton – 57.