Queensland roads could soon become safer for riders with the implementation of standards for non-slip road surfaces and better maintenance.
A recent industry forum heard that the Transport and Main Roads Department is lifting the standard and requirements for contractors that lay coloured surfaces on their roads such as in bus lanes and bike lanes.
Painted road surfaces are a hazard for two-wheeled motorists, especially when wet.
TMR is now moving to ban some types of painted products and require independent assessment and approval by the Australian Road Research Board for any product they do use.
Queensland Councils are also signatories to the process and will adopt it.