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Locations of New Fixed Speed Cameras

By Deano 17 May 2007 53

The locations of the new fixed speed cameras are rumoured to be:

— Federal highway, southbound, approaching Antill St roundabout.
— Federal Highway, northbound, approaching Antill St roundabout.
— Tuggeranong Parkway, both directions, near Cotter Road overpass.
— Tuggeranong Parkway, both directions, near Hindmarsh drive overpass.
— Barton Highway, both directions, between Curran Drive and Gold Creek Road.
— Barton Highway, both directions, between Gungahlin Drive and Ellenborough Street.
— Monaro Highway, both directions, near Hindmarsh drive overpass.
— Monaro Highway, northbound, between Lanyon Drive and Sheppard Street.
— Monaro Highway, southbound, between Mugga Lane and Isabella Drive.


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bonfire 4:04 pm 21 May 07

i agree.

the best way to rid oneself of a bad law is to follow it to the letter.

The best option would be for every person who gets a speeding fine to elect to have the matter heard in court. A few hundred thousand court appointments might change some minds about the effectiveness of these things!

bonfire 10:36 am 21 May 07

apparently the good people of victortia owe a billion dollars in unpaid fines.

it was 20 mil a few years ago.

thsi has been attributed to the rise in speed cameras and associated fines.

some commentators are calling the unpaid fines an act of civic rebellion.

Thumper 10:06 am 21 May 07

Deano,

after just getting back from the UK and driving around on the motorways for ten days all over the place, I can tell you that no-one even worries about speed cameras.

Speed limit there is 70mph. Most cars do about 80mph. others 90-100 mph.

And there is a distinct lack of police on the roads.

Genie 10:03 am 21 May 07

Jemmy – is that actually true ?? that a speed camera cant be fixed within 200m of a speed change ? I think alot of speed camera’s out there are actually within that distance.. does that mean we have just found another loop hole to get out of fines ?

Al 9:21 am 21 May 07

Apples with apples VY – was clearly comparing it with cars of the same era.
And the type of road obviously makes a difference.
And maybe the driver… 🙂

Hey El, the difference between a Falc turbo and Holden V8 is small in terms of performance, and depends more on the driver and the day than anything else. I really like the Falc turbo, but wouldn’t buy one because of it’s reliability issues (as you mentioned).

astrojax 8:07 pm 20 May 07

or johnboy on a red bicycle (they do go faster…)

or, of course, many if not most motor cycles, whose engine capacity is usually under a litre, but they move! bikes are vehicles, too, and many neither high priced nor exotica. i know you know that, but not including it here reinforces them ‘not’ being vehicles and so ‘not’ being seen on the road…

el 3:42 pm 20 May 07

Except maybe a Falcon Turbo 6 VY (provided the clutch/gearbox holds together for long enough…)

“VY I have a 1.5 litre normally aspirated Paseo that can compete with most V8s due to the very attractive power-to-weight ratio.”

Any credibility you had just went straight out the window, mate. Modern V8’s will be beaten by VERY few vehicles of smaller engine capacity, excepting ultra high priced exotica.

el 6:12 pm 18 May 07

In slightly related news, I just heard that in a 4 day period *2000* people were pinged by fixed and signposted speed cameras in the new Lane Cove tunnel in Sydney. Goes to show people just *don’t* pay attention and the Government will get their expected windfall.

Accident rate/severity likely won’t change.

shauno 5:49 pm 18 May 07

Yeah its about 1850 mph from memory just a tad faster then current technology allows cars to travel at.

Deano 5:19 pm 18 May 07

Unfortunately our speed cameras only take one photo (UK ones take two and use markings on the road to prove your speed). Research from the even more esteemed Mythbusters showed that it didn’t matter how fast you went, you couldn’t avoid being photographed.

bigred 4:55 pm 18 May 07

Research by that esteemed BBC program (Top Gear) showed that a speed camera can be beaten if one travels fast enough to be out of the frame before the second sbaphot is taken. From memory, the speed required was a bit over 170 mph (not km/h).

Deano 4:42 pm 18 May 07

There is research from the UK (which I can’t put my finger on at the moment) that shows that speed cameras actually make traffic worse because they encourage all drivers to travel at the same speed which results in traffic bunching up. Without speed cameras, speeds are spread around the legal limit and results in the traffic being better distributed along the road.

bigred 4:29 pm 18 May 07

Al, yes there is something special about the flesh on your cheeks bunching around your ears, and exceeding every speed limit in the country with rpm left and 4 gears to go!

astrojax 4:00 pm 18 May 07

umm, but if you only ever drive at a speed below the limit*, what is the problem?

what’s the rush?

(i know everyone will laugh at me and think me woosy, all that… but really, if everyone drove smoothly and calmly, no-one would get uptight at the ‘slow’ car in front of them and everyone wins. isn’t it a no-brainer?)

* unless you get a lend of a ducati and get on a low-traffic twisty road…

Al 3:33 pm 18 May 07

Yeah – had a ZZR bigred – wasn’t riding – more like matter transfer. But got wiped out from behind someone with eyes wide shut.

When able to straddle a bike again, got a thumping big shiny noisy cruiser that said “keep the F*** away from me” – life got a whole lot simpler…

bigred 2:33 pm 18 May 07

Exactly Al, anyone who had seriously tried one of those little gems knows exactly what is possible. And if you want to experience really serious performance try one of 1,000 cc sport bikes.

jemmy 1:43 pm 18 May 07

It doesn’t make sense to have cameras on the approaches to the Federal Hwy/Antill St roundabout because you’re already slowing down.* On the southbound side, the speed limit changes 100 to 80 then it’s the roundabout, and you’re not supposed to have cameras within 200m of a speed change, so that one would definitely be a weird location.

I wonder if they’ll be on the departure side where people speed up. Would make more sense to me.

* putting a camera before a location where you *have* to slow down to physically proceed? How can anyone justify it on safety grounds? Must be revenue.

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