Speed cameras won't be switched back on


Victoria Police has no plans to reactivate speed cameras on Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge that have switched off for six years

Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | May 2, 2012

Victoria Police has no plans to reactivate speed cameras on Melbourne’s Westgate Bridge that have been out of operation for the past six years.

Acting Senior Media Officer Cath Allen says the cameras were deactivated under police instruction in 2006, with police introducing other enforcement methods on the bridge.

"We know the mere presence of the camera infrastructure is a strong deterrent for any motorist who might choose to do the wrong thing, regardless of whether the camera is active or not," Allen says.

"This means that the road safety benefits of the camera were still valid over the past five years."

Victorian motoring group RACV called on the government last week to make up its mind about cameras. It says 160,000 vehicles use the bridge each day.





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