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Published: May 11, 2021

Our hard-working truck drivers travel long distances on Queensland roads. Ensuring they arrive safely to their destination is paramount.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is currently installing new Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies at six rest areas along the Bruce Highway in Queensland, to help drivers better plan and manage fatigue.

Truckies will benefit from advanced warning signage showing real-time parking availability, smart-energy powered lighting and CCTV cameras to increase safety and security, and automatic number plate recognition cameras to monitor traffic usage.

ITS technologies were installed and became operational in late 2020 at the Ogmore rest area in Central Queensland. The technologies will also be available at the Gin Gin, Miriam Vale, Waverly Creek, Christmas Creek and Helens Hill rest areas in the coming months.

Fatigue is one of the top five factors contributing to road crashes—remember to plan your journey and use rest areas as a safe place to take a break.

The TMR team look forward to seeing you at stand 22 on the foyer level, where this technology will be on display.  Come for a visit and find out more.

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