Fixed speed and CCTV cameras on the South-Eastern Freeway. Picture: Matt Turner
Fixed speed and CCTV cameras on the South-Eastern Freeway. Picture: Matt Turner

Speeding truckies dodged freeway fines for years

SPEEDING truckies on the deadly downhill stretch of the South Eastern Freeway have escaped fines for the past four years because of an out-of-date traffic camera.

Investigations by The Advertiser have revealed the maximum 60km/h speed limit on trucks, recommended by the Deputy State Corner after a series of deaths, has not been properly enforced by the camera near the Heysen Tunnels.

The camera's technical capabilities means it has only been able to identify large trucks - those with five axles or more - flouting the downhill speed limit.

That is despite the thousands of smaller trucks that travel the route being included in the 60km/h (or lower when signposted) limit set in 2014.

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