Baillieu defends speed cameras; more enforcement to come


Activation of 32 speed and red-light cameras across Victoria is not about raising revenue, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says

By Ruza Zivkusic | October 12, 2011

The activation of 32 speed and red-light cameras across Victoria is not about raising revenue, Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says.

Speaking to ABC Radio recently, Baillieu says he believes speed cameras "do their job" in metropolitan areas and the government, together with Victoria Police, increase road enforcement efforts in regional Victoria to improve safety.

"You can’t have a camera on every intersection on every road but I think Victoria Police are indicating, and I’m indicating, that they’re going to step up their efforts and there will be greater detection," he says.

"The Auditor-General has recently released his report and he’s concluded quite clearly that they’re not about revenue-raising."

Eight cameras were turned on last week in the wake of the findings earlier this year from the Auditor-General validating the road safety camera program. The government will gradually switch on the cameras and they will be phased in on a weekly basis over the next few months.




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