MOTORISTS who refuse to slow down through new roadworks on the Pacific Motorway could now be nabbed by speed cameras.
Police have announced they will be using speed cameras to enforce a reduced 60km/hr speed zone between the Worongary and Mudgeeraba Interchanges while roadworks are underway.
Police said the reduced speed limit is required for the safety of road workers and road users as the highway has been realigned and lane widths reduced to cater for the road upgrade work.
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Acting Assistant Commissioner Keating said reduced speed limits were put in place at roadwork sites to ensure the safety of road workers as well as motorists.
“Often drivers don’t pay attention to speed limits and tragically this has resulted in the serious injury and death of road workers, occupants of vehicles and consequential road closures and traffic delays,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Keating said.
“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and although a reduced speed limit may cause minimal delays it is important to remember that in the long run the upgrades will improve the road network and everyones safety.”
The M1 roadworks are part of a $420 million interchange and upgrade project to improve safety, reduce travelling times and improve congestion along the Pacific Motorway corridor.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid-2014.