Truck free­way ban

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Trucks have been ex­cluded from an­other sec­tion of Vic­to­ria’s free­way sys­tem. The Govern­ment in­tro­duced leg­is­la­tion ban­ning trucks of more than 4.5-tonnes from the right hand lane of the East­ern Free­way as of Oc­to­ber 19. The move is an­nounced in 46 signs along the 16km free­way from Spring­vale Rd to Hod­dle St. ‘‘This Govern­ment un­der­stands the com­mu­nity’s con­cerns about road shar­ing and is in­tro­duc­ing lane re­stric­tions for trucks to help cre­ate a safer and more ef­fi­cient driv­ing en­vi­ron­ment,’’ Vic­to­ria’s roads and ports min­is­ter Tim Pal­las says. ‘‘The new rules ap­ply 24-hours-a-day and truck driv­ers caught us­ing the re­stricted lane will be sub­ject to a penalty of up to $358.’’

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