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Report released showing serious crash reductions at Red Light Speed camera intersections

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.

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NRMA survey shows members want more police patrols and less 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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French police sabotage speed cameras

A GROUP of French traffic policemen, frustrated by speeding enforcement quotas, have taken to physically taping up speed cameras on their routes. Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/french-police-sabotage-speed-cameras/21821.html#ixzz2EFuz7EEU

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point to point and they are instantaneous as well!

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.

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Super car for the NSW Highway Patrol

NSW Police has taken delivery of the most powerful highway patrol car ever to police Australian roads.

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new trailer mounted laser cameras for Tasmania

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.

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error in red light speed camera sees fines reversed and demerit points reinstated

MORE than 9400 motorists will have their red-light camera fines reviewed after a bungle at Melbourne airport was exposed.

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Camera blitz slows motorists

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.

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Knee-jerk reaction to a non-problem of speed

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.

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Police to advise speed camera locations in Queensland

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.

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point to point speed camera introduction in SA delayed

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.

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police to man speed cameras on twice the pay

The Police Department wants to ensure officers are back behind the cameras, after sacking civilian operators earlier this year to save money.

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Speed trailer success

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.

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NSW confirms 500 new speed cameras

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.

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Call for smarter speed cameras

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.

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Office of Road Safety re Point to Point Cameras (politically motivated stuntery)

“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.

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Wheels magazine and Speed Cameras

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.

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WEST Australian offenders owe a staggering $257 million in unpaid fines

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.

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Police powerless to shut down Facebook site

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.

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Cameras saves lives

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.

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Speed-camera critic snaffles ‘stay alert’ domain

Victoria's new number plate slogan urges people to "stay alert, stay alive".

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speed camera setup riles motorist

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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android app for Fixed and mobile speed cameras in and around Perth

Just wanted to let you know about a little android app i wrote as it might be of use to some of you.

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speed cameras proposed for Perth suburban streets again

Speed cameras could be used on suburban streets in a joint effort by police and local councils to target hoons who terrorise Perth neighbourhoods.

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SA reduces fines but increases demerit points

Fines are being reduced for some speeding motorists in South Australia but demerits points will double, under changes announced by the SA Government.

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more speed cameras in NSW (SMH)

The number of mobile and fixed speed cameras across the state will jump sharply in a major upgrade announced by the NSW government today.

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More speed cameras NSW (ABC)

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.

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new point to point cameras for South Australia

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.

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Victory for speed cameras in WA

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.

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fixed speed cameras fail to cut crashes

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.

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more accidents at fixed camera locations

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.

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Point to point cameras cancelled

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.

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$25 not to speed

Paying drivers not to speed could be the next step in the war against the road toll, a US study has concluded.

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From the editor: Speed cameras

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.

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From the editor: Road safety – the sydney morning herald

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.

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Super police cars will scan thousands of cars – the sydney morning herald

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.

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Road safety blitz – Abc news

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.

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More fixed freeway speed cameras – perth now

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.

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Speeding cop caught out – today tonight

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.

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Illegal Queensland Speed Cameras Operating Through Brisbane

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.

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Unauthorised drivers targeted in Victoria – nine news

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.

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New speed camera wins over hoons – the west Australian

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.

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