Point-to-point cameras debut in Queensland

Fixed speed cameras upgraded on northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway between Beerburrum and Landsborough

December 21, 2011

Queensland’s experience with point-to-point cameras begins today on the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway between Beerburrum and Landsborough.

The cameras had been operating as fixed speed cameras since early August while further testing of the point-to-point enforcement system was undertaken, according to Police Minister Neil Roberts says.

An additional camera had been installed at the southern end of the enforcement area to catch motorists trying to avoid the cameras by using a nearby off-ramp.

"We hope that together, the mix of cameras and a heavy police presence will encourage all road users to ‘think before you drive’ this Christmas," Queensland Police Service State Traffic Support Branch Chief Superintendent Bob Gee says.

The use of such cameras have been contentious in NSW and Victoria, with the NSW branch of the Australian Trucking Association earlier this year calling for them to be used for cars as well as trucks, claims that they are used for revenue-raising purposes and question marks over the accuracy of Victorian cameras on the Hume Freeway

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