ROAD trains are to be barred from nearly all Darwin roads.
Red light and speed cameras will be installed at a notorious accident black spot. And the speed limit on a major road will be cut, NT News reports.
The recommendations are contained in a report of an investigation into the deaths of three people in two crashes at the intersection of Stuart Highway and Henning Rd at Coolalinga in 2009 and last year.
Road trains have been allowed on any Territory road. But from next year they will have access to Darwin only by the Stuart Highway, Tiger Brennan Drv and Coonawarra Rd.
They will be allowed to travel along the Stuart Highway until Hook Rd at Winnellie and Tiger Brennan Drv until Bowen St.
The road trains will have access to the industrial areas of Yarrawonga, Pinelands, Tivendale Rd, Berrimah Rd and Winnellie on defined routes. Drivers will be able to apply for permits to drive on other roads.
The red light and speed cameras will be installed at the Henning Rd lights next month.
The speed limit on about 6km of Arnhem Highway, between the Stuart Highway and the 100km/h zone near the Humpty Doo Tavern will be standardised to 80km/h.
Transport Minister Gerry McCarthy said the NT Government would create an education component about heavy vehicles for those going for a driver's licence as well as a broader community campaign.
The task force was set up following a motion in Parliament by independent MLA for Nelson Gerry Wood.
"I think it this a good start," he said yesterday.
Mr Wood said it was good to identify the city roads that would handle road trains but would have liked a recommendation to increase heavy vehicle inspector numbers on the road.
Mr McCarthy said restrictions on road trains would come into force next year.
NT Road Transport Association executive officer Louise Bilato said the report had been a very "inclusive process".
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