The Government is committed to ensuring our road network operates as efficiently as possible.
To that end, I am advised by the Department of State Growth that temporary number-plate recognition traffic monitors have been installed at various locations around Launceston to collect information about commuter travel patterns.
This is contemporary traffic management planning activity that has been underway for some time in the south using Bluetooth recognition technology and is only used by the Department for traffic management, not for any other purpose.
The cameras will allow the Department to assess the impact of major developments and to update long term traffic network modelling, resulting in a more efficient traffic network to the benefit of everyone who uses the Launceston road network.
The cameras will remain in place until Thursday.