VicRoads feedback call on Monash truck restrictions

Trial of right lane ban on new freeway section starts

VicRoads feedback call on Monash truck restrictions
The Monash Freeway

VicRoads is moving in to the second stage of its Monash Freeway traffic management trial.

From this morning, trucks of more than 4.5 tonnes will be restricted from using the far right lane on the Monash Freeway in both directions between Huntingdale Road and Jacksons Road.

"Truck lane restrictions can improve safety by reducing the number of lane changes undertaken by cars and trucks," the Victorian roads authority says.

This trial will run for nine months, provided that safety is not being compromised as a result of the trial.

Normal enforcement procedures will be followed by Victoria Police and Transport Safety Services (TSS) officers.

VicRoads will use cameras to monitor the trial.

"These will not be used for fining truck drivers. VicRoads will use these cameras to follow up with truck drivers and operators that may breach the ban," it says.

"Success of the trial will be evaluated through the collection of real time data that will analyse the number of crashes and incidents, the level of tailgating and travel efficiency.

"VicRoads would like to hear from you as this trial progresses.

"We are particularly interested in your experiences in relation to tailgating, unsafe lane changes, compliance with the ban and your individual travel experiences."

Those wishing to participate can have their say here.


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