Department: VMS works
THE Department of Transport and Main Roads has refuted claims made to The Gympie Times by motorists that the Bruce Highway’s six Variable Message Signs (VMS) installed between Cooroy and Curra aren’t working.
Drivers have said the signs are a waste of money, are not working and displaying messages indicating they were tailgating, when there were no other cars on the road.
But a departmental spokesperson yesterday said all six safety measures, which cost about $2.8 million, were operating effectively and without faults.
The Gympie Times had asked why, a year after the intelligent signs were installed they were still not working properly.
“The six Variable Message Signs situated on the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra are used to display important road safety messages and traffic information to the motoring public,” the spokesperson said.
“TMR is currently trialling tailgating messaging technology on some of the signs.”