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Canberra Roads the most watched?

By johnboy 21 April 2009 61

The ever-shrinking content on the Canberra Times website warns us that the ACT’s drivers are the most observed in Australia when it comes to speed cameras.

    There are 22 fixed speed or speed and red-light cameras in the ACT one for every 15,700 territorians.

    That’s proportionately higher than NSW, with one for every 41,000; Victoria, with one for every 33,300; and South Australia, with one for every 23,300.

Firstly, and most importantly, when did we become “Territorians”? Surely we don’t have the crocodiles or cyclones to pull this off?

Secondly, if we must pay taxes why not take the money from those on our roads who can’t manage to drive at the right speed? Are revenue raising speed cameras a bad thing in any way?

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Clown Killer 9:03 pm 25 Apr 09

‘Cameras per capita’ is an entirely meaningless statistic, particularly when you’re comparing a vast geographical area like NSW, with its diverse mix of urban, regional and remote communities, with a single town.

Having just traversed NSW by road a couple of timesduring the holidays, I’d say theres a fair share of small NSW towns with speed cameras that have a population of less than 500 people – even accounting for through traffic, I’d say the people living in those towns are under the camera eye a lot more than us.

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