Speed cameras get the flick at two NSW locations

Speed cameras will be removed from two locations after review finds the units are not providing a road safety benefit

April 16, 2013

Speed cameras will be removed from two locations in New South Wales following findings the units are not providing a road safety benefit.

Roads Minister Duncan Gay announced the move today, saying the two cameras on Cowpasture Road at Green Valley and the New England Highway at Kootingal will be switched off.

The changes stem from the State’s 2012 review of speed cameras.

"We have said repeatedly that speed cameras will be used only where there is a proven road safety benefit," Gay says.

"The inaugural NSW Speed Camera Performance Review found that fixed speed cameras throughout NSW reduced fatalities at their locations by a massive 87 percent, but there were a handful of cameras where further investigations were necessary."

Gay says cameras reviewed at Northern Distributor, Corrimal; New South Head Road, Edgecliff; Pacific Highway, Hungry Head; and New England Highway, Lochinvar will remain.

He says additional investigation of crash data, issues identified at a site inspection, changes in traffic volumes and community feedback led to the decision to retain the cameras.

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