Speed camera review to be unveiled next week


NSW Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat will unveil the findings of his review into speed cameras on July 27

July 22, 2011

NSW Auditor-General Peter Achterstraat will unveil the findings of his review into the state’s speed cameras next week.

Launched to address community concerns that mobile and fixed detection units were merely revenue raisers, the report will address if cameras are located in areas that have the greatest road safety risk and whether they reduce speeding and the severity of crashes.

The report, to be released on July 27, will examine crash data and speeding fines. It will not cover police speed enforcement measures, future speed camera initiatives, the accuracy of the units and other road safety measures.

Furthermore, the review will also exclude an analysis of point-to-point cameras. The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) says devices were installed in response to Achterstraat’s 2009 investigation into heavy vehicle safety.


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