Camera revenue to go into road safety programs


Money raised from speed camera offences in New South Wales will now be funnelled into road safety initiatives

September 19, 2012

Money raised from speed camera offences in New South Wales will now be funnelled into road safety initiatives after new legislation passed State Parliament.

Politicians passed a law to create the Community Road Safety Fund, which will allow revenue to be used for road safety programs.

It is the first time that all speed camera and red light camera revenue will fund programs. The Government announced the scheme on June 1 as part of its speed camera strategy.

The Department of Transport will work with Treasury to ensure the fund is fully operational by the start of July next year.

"The effect of this fund is simple – drivers who ignore the law and put other road users at risk will be paying for road safety improvements in NSW," Roads Minister Duncan Gay says.

"We have listened to the community who have asked for the use of speed cameras to be transparent. This fund and the recent annual review of speed cameras are important steps in achieving that transparency."

Contents of the fund will cover delivery of state-funded road safety programs, including enhanced enforcement conducted by NSW Police, road safety engineering works, public education campaigns and road safety education programs.

The Government is currently finalising the strategy which will highlight road safety priorities for the next 10 years and determine how road safety funds are spent into the future.

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