http://www.news.com.au/breaking-new...ed-speed-cameras/story-e6frfku0-1225839651224 Inquiry announced for fixed speed cameras * From: AAP * March 11, 2010 4:23PM THE role of fixed speed cameras in cutting the road toll will be the subject of a new Queensland Parliamentary inquiry. The police union has accused the Government of focusing too much effort on speed cameras at the expense of putting officers on the road enforcing traffic regulations. They say fixed cameras in particular are merely revenue raisers and not impacting on the road toll. But Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson has argued cameras are effective and the $50 million a year raised from them goes back into road safety programs. Chair of the Parliamentary Economic Development Committee Evan Moorhead said the inquiry would look into the placement, effectiveness and efficiency of all new and existing fixed cameras. "In 2008, 72,178 fixed speed camera infringements were issued in Queensland," Mr Moorehead said. "This number may dramatically increase in 2010 with the introduction of digital technology and an increase in the total number of fixed speed cameras." He said the committee was interested to hear the public's view on the issue. Comments are sought by April 30.