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The spread of the mobile speed cameras

By johnboy - 2 February 2011 66

Chiefly Stanhope is informing us that he’s throwing the mobile speed camera net ever wider:

Road safety will be further improved through an increase to the number of sites where Canberra’s mobile speed cameras can operate from, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, said today.

“Improving road safety is a major focus of this Government and expanding the number of mobile speed camera sites will help make our roads a safer place,” Mr Stanhope said.

“This move follows input from members of the community who have raised concerns about speeding on certain roads. As a result, the Government has assessed sections of 67 roads of which 61 new sections of road have been assessed as suitable for mobile speed camera operation.

“These additional locations bring the total number to 177 and will allow us to use the five mobile speed cameras in a greater variety of strategic to address road safety concerns.”

I feel safer already! Do you?

What’s Your opinion?


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66 Responses to
The spread of the mobile speed cameras
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Swaggie 10:53 am
02 Feb 11
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a what? “in a greater variety of strategic to address road safety concerns”

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Erg0 11:29 am
02 Feb 11
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Erg0 11:46 am
02 Feb 11
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…and sadly it now includes two streets from my regular rat run, neither of which I’ve ever seen an accident on in 500+ trips. Still, must get everyone under that magic number!

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Mysteryman 12:14 pm
02 Feb 11
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“REVENUE will be further INCREASED through an increase to the number of sites where Canberra’s mobile speed cameras can operate from, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, said today.”

Call it what it is, Stanhopeless. You won’t make anything safer with more speed cameras. Stop lying to us.

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la mente torbida 12:22 pm
02 Feb 11
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If you don’t speed, it’s not an issue.

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Tooks 12:34 pm
02 Feb 11
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Of course they’re going to keep increasing the numbers of mobile speed cameras. As long as dimwits keep speeding through them and volunteering their hard-earned to the Govt, they’d be stupid not to.

If you are caught by a speed camera, then you’re driving with your head up your arse. To me, that’s more of a concern than the speeding itself.

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Lin 1:23 pm
02 Feb 11
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Hear, hear to the last 2 comments!

I wish they would use those cameras more in 50kph residential streets. I don’t care that much if someone wants to go 200kph on the highway, but if they speed through our local streets where kids and pets get a false sense of security, I start foaming at the mouth.

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Thoroughly Smashed 2:32 pm
02 Feb 11
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Tooks said :

Of course they’re going to keep increasing the numbers of mobile speed cameras. As long as dimwits keep speeding through them and volunteering their hard-earned to the Govt, they’d be stupid not to.

If you are caught by a speed camera, then you’re driving with your head up your arse. To me, that’s more of a concern than the speeding itself.

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Braddon Boy 3:10 pm
02 Feb 11
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Think of it as an idiot tax. If you get caught speeding by cameras, you must be an idiot. Therefore you should pay more tax.

For too long my taxes have gone to support stupid people through public liability and everything being dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Or lately, building homes on flood plains that my government then pays for. It’s about time they gave something back.

The speed cameras also serve a secondary purpose. You can tell who these idiots are!!! Because they are the ones that complain the loudest. They don’t seem to realise that the more that other people pay to the government, especially for consolidated revenue, means more services for them for no additional cost.

** I’m not saying that all people who live on flood plains get caught by speed cameras. Nor am I saying that all those who get caught by speed cameras live on flood plains. What I am saying is, both groups are idiots. Therefore for the sake of the argument they are all tared with the same brush.

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colourful sydney rac 3:19 pm
02 Feb 11
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la mente torbida said :

If you don’t speed, it’s not an issue.

Tooks said :

Of course they’re going to keep increasing the numbers of mobile speed cameras. As long as dimwits keep speeding through them and volunteering their hard-earned to the Govt, they’d be stupid not to.

If you are caught by a speed camera, then you’re driving with your head up your arse. To me, that’s more of a concern than the speeding itself.

exactly.

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Erg0 3:43 pm
02 Feb 11
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Indeed, it is basically a penalty for lack of situational awareness. My annoyance has more to do with the likelihood of getting stuck behind morons who sit 10km/h under the limit at all times because they’re terrified of getting a fine. The net effect on my own driving will be pretty minimal.

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Felix 4:16 pm
02 Feb 11
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It’s all a bit depressingly obvious isn’t it – much as Braddon Boy suggests.

I’d be open to an argument that there may be too many different speed zones in the ACT (50, 60, 70, 80 and 100 k I know of, but there may be more I’ve missed) – possibly some danger that you spend too much time looking at the speedo and too little on the actual road – might be case for simplifying things a bit, but there is absolutely no case for any sympathy towards anyone dim enough to get caught by this very open system…

Bring on the extra revenue. Maybe we could use some of it to establish a decent public transport system?

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Solidarity 4:25 pm
02 Feb 11
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Are all vans operational, or are some just ornamental? I’ve had many “oh sh*t” moments when passing a speed van, but have never been pinged by one…

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john87_no1 4:33 pm
02 Feb 11
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I hate this place.

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john87_no1 4:38 pm
02 Feb 11
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It doesn’t even list how they came to the conclusion that all those areas are speed camera worthy.

I would like to see evidence on what research was completed?

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