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13Jun, 12

Spokane Weigh Station Grand Opening was Held June 13th, 2012

Saskatoon, SK June 13, 2012 - International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD) has been working with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to support delivery of a customized weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection solution which integrates vehicle identification, credential screening and data collection for the Spokane Port-of-Entry (POE) Weigh Station on I-90. The station’s Grand Opening was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the POE which is located on Interstate 90 one mile west of the Washington/Idaho border.

IRD supplied and integrated their world-leading Single Load Cell and IRD-PAT Bending Plate® Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Scales, AVI (Automatic Vehicle Identification), Tracking Sensors, Over-height Detection, Variable Message Signs (VMS), Changeable Message Signs (CMS), Side View Enforcement Cameras, and Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). All of the equipment is interfaced with IRD’s state-of-the-art iSINC® Controller Electronics. IRD provides WIM vehicle data that is used for the Washington State DOT Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN). This is the 12th weight enforcement site in Washington for which IRD has supplied components and systems.

“This technology gives our Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers the ability to focus on companies who try and dodge the rules and not maintain their trucks,” said Washington State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste. “Companies with solid track records of compliance will be allowed to continue on their way, with very little delay.

Mr. Terry Bergan, IRD’s President and CEO stated: “IRD continues to be the systems leader for Commercial Vehicles Enforcement in the United States and worldwide, offering highly customized solutions for Weigh-in-Motion and Credential Screening. At busy times, weigh stations are often overloaded, and are forced to close while a back-log of trucks is cleared. By combining vehicle weight and dimensions, as measured by IRD’s Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) systems, in conjunction with credential information such as the Washington State DOT CVISN data, the weigh station can focus on high risk vehicles, allowing carriers with good safety records and weight compliant trucks to bypass the weigh station. Not only does this greatly improve the operation of the weigh station, but it is of considerable benefit to the trucking industry, reducing wait times at weigh stations for reputable carriers and cutting fuel bills and emissions in the process.”

Mr. Peter Fedechko, Director of Field Operations, attended the opening on IRD’s behalf. Any questions regarding IRD’s contributions to the project may be directed to Mr. Fedechko at peter.fedechko@irdinc.com or via telephone at 306-653-6600. IRD would like to thank Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Patrol, Selland Construction, and Aztech Electric Inc. for the opportunity to participate in this project. A joint press release was also issued by Washington State Patrol. To review please click on the following link: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/information/releases/2012_archive/mr061312.htm

IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specializing in supplying products and systems to the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) industry. IRD is a North American company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada with sales and service offices throughout the United States and overseas. Private corporations, transportation agencies and highway authorities around the world use IRD's products and advanced systems to manage and protect their highway infrastructures.

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The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IRD.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Terry Bergan
President & CEO
Phone: (306) 653-6600
U.S. (303) 355-5998

Francine Senecal-Lepage
Investor Relations
Phone: (306) 653-6603
Fax: (306) 653-1454
Email: irdir@irdinc.com

IRD is listed on the TSX - trading symbol - IRD
www.irdinc.com

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