The announcement of a trial increase in the dynamic speed limit cap on the Tullamarine Freeway to 100 km/h is a win for RACV – which has been lobbying hard for the trial on a road that has recently been made safer.
“In December last year, RACV called on the State Government to initiate a dynamic speed trial capped at 100 km/h – similar to the successful Monash Freeway trial – once the full Tullamarine works were complete. RACV is pleased to see the State Government taking our advice on board and implementing this trial” said Bryce Prosser, RACV’s General Manager of Public Policy and Corporate Affairs.
The Tullamarine Freeway has recently gone through major upgrade works, with capacity increased from six lanes to eight; as well as the addition of dynamic speed limits and advanced lane controls. Dynamic speed limits as well as lane use management systems allow for speed limits to be reduced or lanes to be closed when a crash occurs, and therefore can provide enhanced safety when emergency lanes do not otherwise exist.
“The technological enhancements made as part of the Tullamarine Upgrade works have made the Tullamarine Freeway safer, allowing for the speed limit cap to be increased to 100 km/h where appropriate without compromising safety”, Mr Prosser said.