Freeway works not speed target

On Tuesday and Wednesday, staff from the Weekender spotted motorbike officers with radar guns conducting morning checks through the reduced speed area near the Whitfords Avenue on-ramp.

Traffic Enforcement Group boss Paul Gale said there had been no directive to target motorists travelling through the roadworks.

He suggested they might have been ‘off-the-cuff’ checks, given the works had only recently begun to take shape.

‘I’d say it would have been spur of the moment,’ he said.

‘A case of ‘there’s new road works, let’s see what the traffic’s doing’. But it’s not something that we’re targeting and certainly not something that we’re being asked to do.’

He said there had been no formal complaint made to the Traffic Enforcement Group about speeding vehicles through the expansion works.