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NHVR begins heavy vehicle camera trial

From this Monday (May 9), Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will be used to detect passing heavy vehicles in various locations across Tasmania, as part of a three-month trial by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

The NHVR branded mobile ANPR cameras will also to be deployed in Victoria and South Australia.

“These cameras will help us to obtain information to enhance our safety and compliance officers’ activities and focus on high risk operators and increase efficiency for compliant heavy vehicle drivers and make roads safer,” said the NHVR.

During the trial, the NHVR will be using five mobile ANPR cameras on two roadside trailers, two mounted on vehicles and one drone.

Following the trial, the NHVR says the cameras may be used by its safety and compliance officers, with the regulator not ruling out investing in additional mobile cameras in the future.

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