I have been reading hansard from the NSW Parliament, with special reference to traffic black spots. Guess the common denominator? In all the ones I've read a black spot has been defined as a place where THE ROAD provides the risk, not the road users, (see this example, http://snipurl.com/j52o) So, why are there $100,000 cameras at black spots instead of the money being spent on FIXING the road problem??? Sydney riders remember the infamous Miranda roundabout. Heaps of accidents there, for many years, and a renowned black spot. So what did they do? They removed the roundabout, put in lights, and suddenly, no accidents. The same motorists use it, at the same sorts of speeds. So why is it now no longer a black spot? Because the ROAD has been fixed.