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Point-to-point speed cameras on Perth's Forrest Highway set to cost speeding motorists millions

POINT-TO-POINT speed cameras will go live on Forrest Highway from September 6, with millions of dollars in fines each year expected to be generated by the technology.

Extensive testing of the cameras began last October and found almost one-third of 500,000 drivers monitored over three months were speeding.

About 10 per cent of them - 16,500 - were speeding by more than 10km/h. The cameras are on both sides of a 27km stretch between Lake Clifton and Binningup.

They capture the registration details and times that vehicles enter and leave the zone.

The data is used to calculate the vehicle's average speed.



Crude, dangerous and bad for the environment: speed humps must go

They seem like an eternal obstacle, but speed bumps have only been around since the 1970s. And in some parts of the world they may be about to go again. Research from the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence suggests that speed bumps are environmentally unfriendly. When drivers speed up after having to slow down for a bump, they contribute more to air pollution than they would if they were driving smoothly.

While speed bumps save lives by slowing cars down on dangerous patches of the road, air pollution is deadly too. The road toll in Australia was around 1300 last year whereas air pollution contributes to over 3000 deaths each year, according to an Environment Justice Australia report. The idea of scrapping them has been floated in the UK, as it should here.



Tired of Being Jammed?

LASER jammers are small, electronic devices attached to a vehicle that reduce or eliminate the ability for police speed measurement LIDAR to obtain a reading. Jammers can be found in a few different sizes depending upon where they are meant to be mounted. Since license plates are a primary target for LIDAR operators, one form of jammer is a slim, rectangular shape so that it can be installed using the license plate mounting screws. Other jammers range in size from about three-inches(75mm) wide to as narrow as one and a half-inches(35mm). These smaller, individual-head jammers are usually found in pairs on the front of the vehicle. You will find them within close proximity to the headlights of the vehicle.

LASER jammers use either infrared LEDs or LASERs in the same 900nm spectrum as police LIDAR. Generally, most LED-equipped jammers are not as powerful as jammers with actual LASER diodes and will have more limited effective range. All jammers use a dark red plastic lens that is designed to block visible light and allow infrared light to pass through. These lenses are usually convex in shape over part or all of the jammer head. This shape helps direct incoming LASER energy to the jammer's IR sensor



WA Government increasing fines for hoon drivers

POLICE are catching an average of 52 drivers a month speeding by more than 40km/h, prompting a crackdown on the "reckless" behaviour.

Fines will increase from next Tuesday, with the State Government believing penalties need to be severe to deter motorists from risking lives on WA roads.

Drivers caught speeding by more than 40km/h will be fined $1200, up from $1000.

Heavy-vehicle drivers will be fined $1500 for the same offence. Penalties will increase from $850 to $1200 for heavy-vehicle drivers speeding by between 30km/h and 40km/h.