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News.com.au: Victorian Speed cameras revealed

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by glipschitz, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Source: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18910236-421,00.html

    April 24, 2006

    VICTORIA Police today revealed the locations of all speed cameras in the state.

    A list of all fixed speed cameras and the locations where mobile speed cameras are regularly placed has been posted on the internet, police said.
    Victoria Police: Speed camera page
    Locations: Mobile speed cameras
    Full list: Fixed camera sites

    Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner for Traffic, Noel Ashby, and Police Minister Tim Holding made the announcement which will publicise hundreds of sites.

    Mr Ashby said police were prepared to take any reasonable measure needed in order to slow motorists down on Victorian roads to reduce the road toll.

    "On the one hand this is about ensuring Victoria Police is open and transparent with the Victorian community, while on the other we are prepared to do whatever it takes to stop people killing themselves and others on the roads," he said.

    "If just one motorist logs onto the internet, takes a mental note of a speed camera location and makes the choice to slow down: that's potentially one life saved."
    The speed-camera program has been credited, in part, with a dramatic reduction in Victoria's road toll since 1990.

    But a series of legislative changes, including the use of hidden, fixed cameras and reduction of speed tolerances before police issue speeding fines, have been unpopular with motorists.