Integrated speed and red-light cameras have cut serious crashes 72 per cent, changed driver behaviour and saved the community at least $2.2 million, a review has found.
Authorities have installed the cameras at 30 busy metropolitan intersections since July 2010 and the Curtin-Monash Accident Research Centre has evaluated the effect of the devices at 11 sites upgraded from red-light cameras.
Visible highway patrols are more effective in reducing the road toll than speed cameras, according to a recent NRMA motorist survey.
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ALMOST 20,000 motorists were secretly snapped speeding past the Hume Freeway point-to-point cameras in a 60-day period when they thought they were still turned off.
NSW Police has taken delivery of the most powerful highway patrol car ever to police Australian roads.
LEADFOOTS are being warned to slow down or risk falling victim to one of 10 new speed cameras to be rolled out across the state.
MORE than 9400 motorists will have their red-light camera fines reviewed after a bungle at Melbourne airport was exposed.
Police Commissioner Karl O'Callaghan believes a big rise in the number of cars monitored by speed cameras is changing driver behaviour, with new figures showing a significant fall in the percentage of motorists caught speeding.
Figures in the latest WA Police annual report show 22.9 million cars were monitored by speed cameras in the 2011-12 financial year - a rise of more than 66 per cent on the 2010-11 year when 13.7 million cars passed the devices.
YOU know if 80 per cent of people are disobeying a law, it's probably the law that needs fixing rather than the people. But in these illiberal times, we ramp up the punishment.
QUEENSLANDERS will be able to see where speed cameras are located in real time, on a new state government website overseen by a new assistant minister.
The rollout of point-to-point speed cameras in South Australia's regions has been delayed until the middle of next year.
The transport department says technical problems are to blame.
The Police Department wants to ensure officers are back behind the cameras, after sacking civilian operators earlier this year to save money.
TASMANIA Police has deemed its speed camera trailer a resounding success after a three-month trial showed it was more effective than the civilian speed camera operators it replaced.
The NSW Centre for Road Safety has just released a report claiming that speed cameras - fixed, red light and mobile - have a positive outcome on state's vehicle accident statistics.
Fixed speed cameras on Perth's freeways are a waste of money and should be replaced with devices that measure average speed over a distance, the State Government's speed enforcement adviser warned yesterday.
“In light of recent media interest in Point to Point speed cameras in WA, it is important for the public to know that the Road Safety Council has recommended the use of Point to Point cameras in WA, at this time the WA Government has not proceeded as yet.
There's one thing all motorists and road users want: fewer accidents and fatalities on our roads. But there is a thing all drivers do not want: to get caught by the police for speeding.
Statistics released by the Department of the Attorney-General from the Fines Enforcement Registry to June 30 this year show the amount owed in court fines and infringement notices has increased by $11 million since December 31, 2011.
POLICE are powerless to shut down a Facebook site that notifies drivers of speed cameras, random breath-testing stations and potential crime scenes on Australian roads.
The road safety camera network is an integral part of the Government's road safety strategy, which helps to ensure that Victorian roads are safe for all road users.
Victoria's new number plate slogan urges people to "stay alert, stay alive".
A MOUNT Gambier funeral director has labelled a speed camera on Jubilee Highway West in the centre of the city yesterday morning as a blatant cash grab.
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Speed cameras could be used on suburban streets in a joint effort by police and local councils to target hoons who terrorise Perth neighbourhoods.
Fines are being reduced for some speeding motorists in South Australia but demerits points will double, under changes announced by the SA Government.
The number of mobile and fixed speed cameras across the state will jump sharply in a major upgrade announced by the NSW government today.
There will be a massive increase in the number of mobile speed cameras on New South Wales roads but more warnings for motorists, under an overhaul announced today by the State Government.
NEW speed cameras for South Australian roads will be able to catch motorists driving faster than the speed limit on average during a journey - instead of just at a single point.
Police say a guilty verdict in the trial of a motorcyclist caught driving 58km/h over the speed limit proves the accuracy of digital speed cameras.
Fixed speed cameras are not reducing the number of nearby car crashes, new data shows.
ACT government crash statistics, provided to the opposition, show accidents at the site of nine fixed speed camera sites have not been reduced since the cameras were activated in 2007 and 2008.
The ACT Opposition has highlighted new figures showing a 40 per cent increase in the number of accidents happening at intersections where fixed speed cameras are installed.
POINT-to-point speed cameras earmarked for a site on the Mid-Western Highway between Blayney and Bathurst will not be installed, Roads and Maritime Services (formerly the RTA) has confirmed.
Paying drivers not to speed could be the next step in the war against the road toll, a US study has concluded.
Ever get the impression the last thing governments want is for drivers to slow down? Politicians are getting good at convincing us that the increase in the number of speed cameras and the increase in the fines themselves is all about saving our lives.
Comment | With fatalities on our roads still high, are we getting the right safety messages?
Road safety is in the spotlight - and rightfully so, following a horrific start to the year. As of this week, the Victorian road toll was up almost 50 per cent on the same period last year.
A new era of technology will hit the roads later this year, with the introduction of 48 new police cars which can scan up to 1200 number plates an hour.
The State Government has promised to spend almost 90 million dollars on road safety.
The money will come from the Road Trauma Trust Account, which is partly funded by speed camera revenue.
FOUR more fixed cameras will be installed on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways and Roe Highway to catch leadfoots.
The Sunday Times can reveal that new cameras will be on Kwinana Freeway at Como and Success, as well as one on Roe Highway at Willetton and another along the Mitchell Freeway in Stirling.
A driver taking the law, and his life, into his own hands has trailed a speeding motorcycle officer for 25 kilometres, filming him all the way.
A Queensland radar expert claims thousands of drivers have paid millions of dollars in fines, they didn't need to. He warns there are State Government digital speed camera systems operating in Brisbane that aren't legal, but senior police have rejected his claim.
Victorian drivers who should be off the roads will be targeted by new police technology allowing them to lock down whole suburbs to track them down.
Victorian police say the system will be used on a scale never seen before across the state, beginning this month.
A hoon driver who fought a reckless driving charge after being caught doing 105km/h over the limit has been convicted in the first legal test of the new speed cameras.
The Morley man was one of two drivers charged with reckless driving after a speed camera recorded his Ford Falcon GT sedan doing 195km/h and a Ford Focus sedan doing 207km/h in a 90km/h zone on Tonkin Highway in Embleton last year.