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[QLD] QLD Police Union take stance that speed cameras are revenue raisers

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by Takamii, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. 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.
  2. nothings going to change.
  3. They must want a pay-rise.

    Police only disagree with the party line when they aren't getting something they want.
  4. One thing will. Those responsible for this outburst of truth will quickly and quietly disappear.
    As Paul Keating once said, "You never stand between a State Premier and a bucket of money."
  5. Have to agree, there's nothing motorist-friendly about this stance.
  6. They want mobile speed cameras, not fixed ones as they are not staffed by police on overtime.