The Liberals’ Alistair Coe has announced findings from his research into speed cameras:
Through answers to questions on notice, the Opposition has obtained information about the number of accidents taking place at the sites of mid-block speed cameras [fixed cameras not featuring red light cameras] since 2002.
The cameras analysed were installed between June 2007 and August 2008. Crash data obtained for the period between 2002 and 2009 shows that there has been an increase in the rate of accidents occurring at these locations, not a decrease since the cameras were installed.
The number of accidents at sites with speed cameras increased by 16% from 58.7 per year before the cameras was installed to 67.9 accidents after the installation of the fixed speed cameras.
Since 2002, there have been no fatalities at the sites of the 8 sets of cameras analysed.
Off you all go then.