New speed cameras in place on Pacific Motorway

RACQ has warned drivers new trailer speed cameras would be in place in sections of the Pacific Motorway in a bid to curb dangerous driving in work zones and protect vulnerable roadside workers.

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From Monday 7 January the trailers would be deployed on road works sites between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said roadside workers had a right to feel safe on the job.

“This area along the motorway carries up to 80,000 vehicles a day, but it only takes one going too fast to cause a tragedy,” Mr Spalding said.

“We always, and will continue to, look closely at proposed speed camera sites to ensure there’s a road safety benefit around their deployment, so we’d urge drivers to take care, drive safe and stick to the speed limit.”

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Mr Spalding said the Club also wanted to see a more visible police presence patrolling that stretch of road.

“Our members tell us this is more effective in reminding them to travel at safe speeds, so we’d always prefer to see more police on the roads,” he said.

“The road works will have a great impact on the state of the motorway and will provide benefits for drivers into the future, so a little pain and patience while travelling it will be worth it in the end.”

The road works were expected to continue until mid-2020.