HEAVY TRAFFIC: Truckies are racing to keep to impossible schedules.
HEAVY TRAFFIC: Truckies are racing to keep to impossible schedules. Inga Williams

Heavy vehicles should have own lane

IN THE lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Pacific Highway's two left lanes south from Brisbane have been delegated to heavy vehicles, to allow swifter and safer movement of lighter traffic to and from the Games.

Why isn't this standard throughout the state?

Heavy vehicles hauling long loads on interstate and intrastate roads, especially in more regional and rural regions, cause delays and a safety threat to light traffic.

Those who take to highways along with these vehicles, take their lives in their hands, competing with trucks on a time limit.

It is a safety issue, as many of these "truckies" are racing to keep to impossible schedules, despite their 100kmh speed limit.

It makes sense to give them a wide berth and their own marked lanes.

We consistently don't get the safer road networks that we are asked to pay for.

E. ROWE

Marcoola



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