Heywood likely site for trucking compliance cameras
HEAVY vehicles travelling through Heywood may come under closer scrutiny in the future with VicRoads evaluating a site on the Princes Hwy to install compliance monitoring cameras.
The cameras were mentioned briefly by VicRoads transport safety section team leader for western Victoria Bernie Phelan at the Victorian Transport Association’s regional forum in Portland on Tuesday.
VicRoads heavy vehicle services director Eric Henderson said the proposed camera site shown on a map at the VTA forum was yet to be evaluated and yet to be funded.
“Heavy vehicle monitoring cameras provide data for evaluating the level of compliance, they are not used to generate traffic infringement notices for speeding or overloading,” Mr Henderson said.
“There are currently eight heavy vehicle camera sites operating in Victoria – the number of cameras at a monitoring site is usually one per lane in each direction and a gantry is not usually required.”
He said the Heywood location on the Princes Hwy had been identified as a proposed camera site as it was an important link in Victoria’s freight network, and was close to the Port of Portland.