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Police targeting roadwork speeding

By johnboy - 19 July 2012 34

ACT Policing will continue to target dangerous driving around 40kmh work zones after Traffic Operations issued 78 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) on Barry Drive yesterday.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said it was important that drivers practised safe driving habits around work zones.

“Speeding through work zones is extremely dangerous and risks the lives of those workers in the area,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“Police would encourage drivers to be mindful of the reduced speed limits through work zones and the increase of traffic flow in and around those areas.”

“It is particularly concerning that 78 TINs that were issued on Barry Drive yesterday despite the presence of highly visible marked police vehicles.”

“Police will continue to enforce speed limits in work zones to ensure the safety of all workers.”

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Police targeting roadwork speeding
Mr Gillespie 4:10 pm 19 Jul 12

c_c said :

Yes, road workers have you ignorant sod…..

I beg your pardon??

I ask a simple question and you jump down my throat with YOU IGNORANT SOD.

Mysteryman 3:58 pm 19 Jul 12

“Speeding through work zones is extremely dangerous and risks the lives of those workers in the area,” Sergeant Anderson said.

Very true… during the 4 hours a day when there is somebody working in the area.

I drive at the correct speed through roadworks all the time. I think roadwork speed limits are a sensible idea. I do have an issue with the “set up all the equipment and signpost 40kmh but don’t commence any work for a month or so” system that seems to be the norm in the ACT. Even the simplest of jobs take a very long time to complete. It seems that Cord Civil get all the contracts – are the spread too thin?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:58 pm 19 Jul 12

Excellent news. Sick of seeing bell ends speeding through work zones.

HenryBG 3:45 pm 19 Jul 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Just as a quick sidepoint, has a roadworker ever actually been killed at a worksite due to cars speeding?

Yes. It’s a very dangerous workplace. Much more dangerous than shining a seat all day.

c_c 3:45 pm 19 Jul 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Just as a quick sidepoint, has a roadworker ever actually been killed at a worksite due to cars speeding?

Yes, road workers have you ignorant sod.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/road-worker-killed-by-passing-car-at-night-roadworks-in-cairns/story-e6freoof-1226071423632

Mr Gillespie 3:35 pm 19 Jul 12

Just as a quick sidepoint, has a roadworker ever actually been killed at a worksite due to cars speeding?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 3:34 pm 19 Jul 12

poetix said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Call me a troll but 40km/h is ridiculously slow for straight stretches of road that are normally twice that limit, no?

No. Not if someone might be killed. I think it’s sensible to put people’s safety ahead of a couple of minutes extra in the car.

Why might someone be killed? Are you concerned about the road workers here?

poetix 3:29 pm 19 Jul 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Call me a troll but 40km/h is ridiculously slow for straight stretches of road that are normally twice that limit, no?

No. Not if someone might be killed. I think it’s sensible to put people’s safety ahead of a couple of minutes extra in the car.

c_c 3:17 pm 19 Jul 12

Road workers should get their act together too though.

On Drakeford Dr through Kambah for two days, the workers had covered their own road work speed signs up, and left the normal speed signs covered. They were all covered! Not the first time I’d seen i around Canberra.

So what was the speed limit?

Legally, 50km/h if no other speed is shown.

Mr Gillespie 3:14 pm 19 Jul 12

Call me a troll but 40km/h is ridiculously slow for straight stretches of road that are normally twice that limit, no?

beeshive 3:03 pm 19 Jul 12

I hope the police also target roadwork speed signs as well. There is some dismal signage around town at the moment (including examples of signs for roadworks where none exist, and plenty of half-covered signs where it is unclear if they should be obeyed). Of particular note, coming off Tuggeranong Parkway onto Parkes Way the speed changes no less than 5 times in the distance of about 400m. At one point there is about 10m between an increase in speed for end of one lot of roadworks and a decrease in speed for commencement of new roadworks.

p1 1:56 pm 19 Jul 12

About time the police did something about how slow road works get completed in this city.

EvanJames 1:42 pm 19 Jul 12

I wonder if the plod also did something to the people tailgating those who were obeying the limit? The quote from the cops suggests not, they just did the easy thing, speed, which is measured with a machine.

colourful sydney rac 1:40 pm 19 Jul 12

JC said :

Good to see. This is the roadworks I had raised an issue with a few weeks back with most people ignoring the limit and harranging those that make an effort to drive at or below the limit.

+ eleventy billion.

JC 1:31 pm 19 Jul 12

Good to see. This is the roadworks I had raised an issue with a few weeks back with most people ignoring the limit and harranging those that make an effort to drive at or below the limit.

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