Speed limit projector trial to protect workers

The Victorian Government is trialling the use of on-road speed limit projectors to warn drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit through construction zones.The Victorian Government is trialling the use of on-road speed limit projectors to warn drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit through construction zones.

The trial, delivered by VicRoads and the TAC, is being undertaken on the road worksite at the Thompsons Road and Western Port Highway intersection upgrade in Cranbourne.

Radar sensors detect drivers travelling over the speed limit and trigger a warning message to be projected on the road in front of the vehicle until they slow down.

The message is projected onto the road 10 to 15 metres in front of the driver, stating ‘Caution, Slow Down’.

The state government said the radar sensors do not record a driver’s speed and cannot be used to issue speeding infringements.

If the trial is successful, the government said the technology may be rolled out at other locations across Victoria.

The project is being delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.4 billion Towards Zero Action Plan which aims to reduce the number of lives lost on the state’s roads to 200 or fewer by 2020.


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