Speeding trucks to be targeted on South Eastern Freeway


The South Australian Government will soon install truck speed cameras on the South Eastern Freeway

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | February 1, 2012

The South Australian Government will soon install truck speed cameras on the South Eastern Freeway.

A Department of Transport spokeswoman says the government agency is working with South Australia Police and camera manufacturers to install an advanced system that will utilise "some of the latest technology".

The cameras will be installed near the Crafers on-ramp and the Mt Osmond interchange. The government is implementing the measure to ensure that all trucks reduce their speed when coming into Adelaide.

"We are installing safety cameras to enforce the lower speed limit for heavy vehicles with five or more axles," spokeswoman Alissa Smith says.

"In the majority of crashes involving heavy vehicles, a failure to select the low gear at the start of the descent has been a contributing factor.

Smith says the new detection units are a lot more advanced than standard speed cameras.

"To detect heavy vehicles with five or more axles, vehicle identification devices will need to be installed in the road near the cameras in addition to traditional detector loops to register the speed of vehicles and trigger the safety camera when a large heavy vehicle is identified," she says.

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