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(NSW) Speed cameras are just for revenue say opposition

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by waedwe, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8181563

    Interesting, but i see nothing there announcing they intend to remove them :-k
  2. Police have said it
    Journalists have said it
    Politicians have said it
    The public has said it
    Safety experts have said
    Motoring bodies have said it

    did it change anything - no
  3. A 44% reduction in casualties at the state's 10 highest profile camera locations . . . and yet no significant reduction in the state's road toll.

    How does that work?
  4. Does make the mind boggle, RoderickGI (?!!!)
  5. Captain obvious to the rescue!
  6. 1 fatality - 44% = 0.56 of a fatality and they round up? 8-[

    Seriously though, it does make you wonder. Without the actual numbers, rather than the percentage change, and without knowing exactly what way the "area" of a camera is calculated there's no real way of knowing how effective it was. The percentages by themselves mean sod all.
  7. the big thing now is not the fixed speed cameras but the so called "safety" cameras. For every fixed cam, there is now about 3 or 4 intersection photo booths.
  8. Zackly. The media have been letting the NSW opposition get away with this.