17 October 2014
A Community Information Session on Saturday 25 October follows the recent industry forum aimed at improving heavy vehicle safety on the South Eastern Freeway.
The State Government has introduced a number of new initiatives to improve safety on the freeway since a tragic incident in August, including reducing speed limits from Crafers to 60 km/hr for trucks and buses over 4.5 tonnes, and 90 km/hr for other vehicles.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has also amended signage to remind truck and bus drivers of the legal requirement to use low gear for the full length of the descent.
The industry forum on 10 October brought together Ministers, senior government officials, truck drivers, trucking companies, the South Australian Police and industry leaders to consider a range of options to improve road safety and enhance heavy vehicle safety, standards and operations.
Possible measures being considered include:
The Community Information Session will be held:
DPTI staff will be on hand to answer questions and community members can drop in any time to find out more about the South Eastern Freeway safety review and provide their feedback on the proposed options.
For more information visit the South Eastern Freeway community consultation webpage.
Additional vehicles registered in South Australia have now been identified as having been fitted with a “critical” Takata airbag, and will be refused registration to ensure the safety of all road users.
As part of the Regency Road to Pym Street Project there will be a temporary partial closure of the South Road and Regency Road intersection from 5am Monday, 4 January, to 5am Monday, 11 January, weather permitting.
As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.
Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.