Queensland targets transit lane cheats


Queensland begins six month blitz on drivers illegally using transit lanes as part of moves to cut congestion

May 10, 2010

Queensland traffic inspectors will begin a six month blitz on drivers illegally using transit lanes as part of moves to cut congestion.

Beginning today, the campaign is designed to ensure the lanes set up for buses and vehicles with multiple passengers are not abused during peak hour times.

Acting Transport Minister Craig Wallace says eliminating drivers misusing the lanes will help tackle congestion.

"There is nothing more frustrating than being held up by selfish motorists who sneak into the transit lane," Wallace says.

Transport inspectors have the power to stop private vehicles. Motorists caught wrongly using the lanes can be fined $100.

The move coincides with the release of more than 50 new web-linked cameras to be rolled out across South East Queensland.

The cameras stream live vision to Queensland Transport’s traffic website, alerting motorists to potential hazards, traffic snarls, accidents and delays on the road.

The new cameras will be installed in locations on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.


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