How to report unsafe vehicles

Unsafe and unroadworthy vehicles put the lives of other road users in danger. Simply driving with one headlight out or a broken indicator may cause a serious accident resulting in extensive damage and injury.

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Queensland vehicles are only required to be inspected for roadworthiness when being sold. Therefore, unless they are pulled up for a random inspection by police, unsafe vehicles may fly under the radar for years, continuing to drive on Queensland roads, placing other road users at risk.

So what can you do if you encounter a vehicle with missing parts, no brake lights or defective indicators or headlights?

How to report an unsafe vehicle

Queensland Transport and Main Roads handle complaints about unsafe vehicles and can investigate allegations about vehicles with questionable safety standards.

Complaints can be made:

Report unsafe Queensland vehicles by phone
  • online
  • by downloading and completing a complaint form
  • by phoning 13 23 80
  • by writing to:

Compliments & Complaints

GPO Box 1412

Brisbane Qld 4001

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Last update on:
May 29, 2018
Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For expert advice call 1800 266 801 or chat via live chat to arrange free initial advice with our Principal lawyer, Greg Smith.


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