Increase in mobile speed cameras from December


Mobile speed camera enforcement hours are set to increase in New South Wales from December

November 4, 2013

Mobile speed camera enforcement hours are set to increase in New South Wales from December.

The State Government will increase the current 900 hours per month to 7,000 hours per 10,000 people.

Mobile speed cameras are used far more extensively in NSW than in Victoria (16.8 hours per 10,000 people) and Queensland (14.9 hours per 10,000 people).

NSW Centre for Road Safety General Manager Marg Prendergast says the road toll has fallen by 19 per cent during the first year of mobile speed enforcement, with speeding reducing by six per cent in most speed zones.

"We don’t want to catch motorists speeding, we want them to slow down," Prendergast says.

"This is what reduces crashes, deaths and injuries."

Prendergast says the majority of drivers obey speed limits. She says more than 99 per cent of vehicles passing speed cameras do not receive an infringement.

"For those that speed, you are putting your life and the lives of other road users at risk, and these cameras are being increased to reduce risks," Prendergast says.

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