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Transurban talks load restraint

Toll operator, Transurban, is reminding heavy vehicle operators and other road users to lock down their loads.

Last year there were reportedly 1,500 lost load incidents (approx. four incidents a day).

Traffic control operators – according to Transurban General Assets Manager, Angelo Lambrinos – are seeing loads from a variety of vehicles becoming loose and are encouraging people not to risk their lives in retrieving any lost items.

“We know it can be tempting to get out of your car to retrieve something that’s fallen onto the road but this only puts your life and the lives of other drivers in more danger,” said Lambrinos. “Please, leave it to the experts.”

He said the same applies for debris and ensures that if spotted on the motorway, their team of operators will likely already be on their way to the site to deal with the situation.

“We’re all about getting drivers where they want to go quickly and safely, and we have more than 1,500 CCTV cameras on our Queensland roads,” said Lambrinos.

“This means we always have eyes on the road, looking out for drivers in need of help. We also have systems to automatically detect stopped vehicles, and a fleet of rapid incident response officers to clear debris from the road.”

In other news, the New South Wales Government has revealed details regarding the upgrade of an intersection on the Mitchell Highway.

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