Trucks To Be Banned From The Right-Hand Lane Of The Monash Freeway In Nine-Month Trial

Starts in Feb

Trucks To Be Banned From The Right-Hand Lane Of The Monash Freeway In Nine-Month Trial Image: Getty

Trucks are set to be banned from the right-hand lane of the Monash Freeway in a nine-month trial for safety.

Starting from February 5th, the ban will be enforced in both directions from Huntingdale Road in Mt Waverley to Jacksons Road, Noble Park.

The ban may become permanent at the trial’s end.

Acting Premier Tim Pallas said that the trial is an effort to improve safety levels for all drivers on the Monash.

“We know that the most common cause of crashes on the Monash involve lane changes and side swipes,” Pallas said.

“We want to see this reduced and that’s what this trial is all about.”

Roads Minister Luke Donnellan said there won’t be punishments handed out.

"There won't be fines, this is a trial," he said.

"This is very much about trying to change driver behaviour both for trucks and drivers."

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