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Roadworks on the Pacific Highway NSW - State of New South Wales

Roadworks on the Pacific Highway NSW

ROADWORKS ON THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY

The state of New South Wales is spending a lot of money upgrading the Pacific Highway to a four lane road. This should have been done years ago, I guess better late than never!

As there are roadworks everywhere, you will come across many slow speed limits ranging from 40kph. Do not speed as the Police love to target these areas! There are stop and go signs and traffic lights, all making the journey from Sydney to Brisbane, a lot longer than the estimated time.
Do take this into account until the road is finished, this will not be for quite a few years yet!

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  • Written Nov 25, 2013
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Caught behind a wide load - State of New South Wales

Caught behind a wide load

WIDE LOADS - Nth West NEW SOUTH WALES

HARVEST TIME IN N/W New South Wales

And you will most likely come across lots of wide loads on the road. These will be Harvesters, Rakes and other equipment used in harvesting the Crops.

When we were travelling, we were caught behind some of these, with little chance of passing as we were towing a caravan, but even with just a Car, you have to be careful because of the lack of room for passing.

Around the Narrabri area, when the cotton had been harvested, we were caught behind a convoy of 10 harvesters, heading back to their base in Narrabri. Cotton is harvested in this area in March - May.

Other crops grown in this area of N/Western N.S.W. are..........

Wheat, barley, canola, Oats, chick peas, field peas and Linseed, all planted in April to June, and harvested October to December.

Harvesting months for other crops are.................

Soya Beans............ Feb or Aprill
Sorghum................. Feb - May
Sunflowers............. Feb - May
Faba Beans............. End of October

so you can see, this is a busy area with harvesters on the road.

The Sunflower crops are pretty when in flower, they are planted in August to January.

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  • Updated Nov 25, 2013
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POLICE RADAR & DEMERIT POINTS - State of New South Wales
POLICE RADAR & DEMERIT POINTS

New South Wales has very harsh penalties for people caught speeding in their vehicles.

Travelling the Pacific Highway between Brisbane & Sydney you will see warnings of speed cameras, take heed of these as they ARE working all the time. In holiday periods, double demerit points are taken off your driving licence. They say the fixed speed cameras are used at high-risk locations and where severe crashes have been.
The Mobile speed cameras can be anywhere, sometimes a car beside the road with a sign after your have passed the vehicle, a Policeman hidden with a radar gun, or a Police car stopped.
Red-light speed cameras are installed to reduce crashes at high-risk intersections with traffic lights.

Point-to-point speed cameras measure the average speed of vehicles over long distances, point-to-point cameras in NSW are only used to monitor the speed of heavy vehicles

If your interested in knowing where the cameras are located, then check out the listed website.

Website: http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/current_speed_camera_locations.pdf

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