New heavy vehicle monitoring for ACT

Cameras on Federal Highway rolled out for NCIS

New heavy vehicle monitoring for ACT
Six new automatic number plate recognition cameras will monitor the Federal Highway


New heavy vehicle monitoring cameras have been activated on both sides of the Federal Highway near the NSW border as part of the National Compliance and Information System (NCIS).

The six new automatic number plate recognition cameras will monitor the two lanes and emergency stopping lane in each direction on the Federal Highway.

The cameras will take a photo of the front of each heavy vehicle that passes by with the date, time and number plate recorded.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) provided $300,000 as part of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), supported by the federal government.

Read about the original trials in ACT of this program from 2016, here

"These cameras will help to ensure drivers of heavy vehicles comply with load limit regulations and avoid deadly driver fatigue," ACT roads minister Chris Steel says.

"In conjunction with the NHVR, these cameras will integrate with others placed at key points across the nation to help ensure safety is maintained for all road users."

Data from the cameras in the ACT will feed into the NCIS to collect real-time monitoring and compliance data.

"The high-tech monitoring cameras have been rolled out in states across Australia over the past two years to encourage safer driving practices," NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto says.

"They allow authorities to better detect risky behaviour and unsafe practice on our roads which helps narrow our focus for compliance and enforcement efforts."

The NHVR says it is currently working with state and territory road transport authorities to identify additional camera sites which are located within the busiest freight routes to maximise heavy vehicle monitoring capability.


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