RACV Redspot Survey 2012

The 2012 RACV Redspot survey, in conjunction with Leader Community Newspapers, urged frustrated road users 'seeing red’ over congestion to nominate the state's worst Redspots.

The survey is held every two years to find out about congested road locations across Victoria and it has proven effective at getting Redspots fixed.

The public used the 2010 Redspot Survey to voice frustration with gridlock at many locations; but in particular at four railway level crossings. That frustration is growing, with six of the Top 10 Redspots in the 2012 survey now being at or near railway level crossings. This affects car drivers, bus and tram passengers and deliveries for local businesses, with more time spent sitting in traffic and less time with our families or being productive at work. 


Independent market research carried out for RACV reveals that 85% of motorists believe congestion in Victoria has worsened over the past 5 years and almost 90% expect congestion to become worse in five years time.

RACV's transport engineering experts have analysed the nominations and discussed the key findings with VicRoads, which are the first steps towards fixing the congestion issues raised by you. The results for the 2012 Redspot Survey are now available.

Find out more about funding for the removal of railway level crossings and projects to address past Redspots.