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Normal drivers caught as chronic speeder in Tuggeranong Pkwy

By IntimidatedDriver - 30 October 2007 104

I have serious concerns over the speed camera/s installed near/under the bridge of
Cotter road overpass on Tuggeranong Parkway. It appears to be a notorious speed camera that detects regular gentle commuters as traffic speed offenders!

I have heard of a number of people receiving 5-7 speeding tickets issued on offences (ranging from 110 Km/h to 120+ Km/h with fines and demerit points) detected by this particular camera  only to normal law abiding commuters/drivers who travel through a number of other traffic cameras on their daily travel/commuting without any problems. In all cases they were supposedly caught by this particular camera only!! And in most cases the offences caught by this camera being the only traffic offences they have supposedly committed in their entire driving life! 

This raises a question on the accuracy of this camera. I strongly believe we (all sufferers of this notorious camera) MUST make representations to relevant authorities or Ministers to look at this issue.

What’s Your opinion?


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Normal drivers caught as chronic speeder in Tuggeranong Pkwy
el ......VNBerlinaV8 2:26 pm 30 Oct 07

Were they speeding though?

IntimidatedDriver 2:18 pm 30 Oct 07

Probably you are right RAGD. But the fines were issued to one person I know five times within the span of 10 days in late August…without any warning after the first notice! Poor thing…I feel so sorry fopr the person who I know is normally almost tail gated by others due to being ‘slower’ than normal…and copped 5 fines at once!!.

RAGD 2:14 pm 30 Oct 07

I don’t really think it matters anymore whether they are revenue raising or ‘safety’ devices. The fact is that the cameras have been there for a quite a while now. Everyone knows they are there, there is signage telling you so. If you get caught speeding there then it’s no one else’s fault but your own.

Thumper 2:12 pm 30 Oct 07

‘a tax on the stupid.’

hehe

fnaah 2:12 pm 30 Oct 07

FB, I argued that the limit should be changed in a comment a few months back. Nobody listened, really. I guess nobody thought I was being serious, or thought that anybody would even *consider* the notion of raising the limit…

Mr Evil 2:10 pm 30 Oct 07

CONSPIRACY THEORY #46982: speed cameras booking people not speeding.

Take a pill and have a lie down.

Growling Ferret 2:09 pm 30 Oct 07

Note to one trick/one post ponies – random sprays because you are too stupid to slow down for a speed camera does not endear you to other Riot Act posters.

And yes, even though it is revenue raising blah blah blah, its also a tax on the stupid.

FB 1:52 pm 30 Oct 07

I have also gone through the camera at an indicated 100k’s and have never been fined. I suspect that the persons spedo is out or they are just pissed they got caught.

The whole revenue raising issue annoys me. It’s a bullshit argument. It’s simple don’t speed and you won’t get caught. Those cameras are expensive to buy/install & maintain so if they didn’t think they were going to catch people then they wouldn’t put it in that spot.

Granted it may not be a black spot and travelling slightly over the limit is no more dangerous then at 100k’s, but who cares, the posted limit is 100k’s. If you exceed that then you are breaking the law. If you have an issue with that then your problem shouldn’t be with the camera but the limit. I don’t hear anybody arguing that the limit should be changed to 110.

Pandy 1:42 pm 30 Oct 07

It needs the Gatso treatment

fnaah 1:36 pm 30 Oct 07

I’ll add to the chorus of “never had a problem” posts, and I go past twice a day, every weekday. It’s the only spot on the parkway where I’m doing the speed limit, usually…

Thumper 1:24 pm 30 Oct 07

I still think it’s completely revenue raising and nothing more.

But I often drive past it, 4-6 times a week, and have never been pinged.

Oh, that would be because I stick to the speed limit…

el ......VNBerlinaV8 1:19 pm 30 Oct 07

Complete and utter crap.

Like Joe Canberran, I pass these cameras daily, sitting at 100km/h.

Yet *another* particularly uninspiring troll regarding OMG EVIL SPEED CAMERAZ!!1!!1!1! Perhaps stricter moderation of brand new user’s and their ‘articles’ might be needed?

Ingeegoodbee 1:16 pm 30 Oct 07

I’m with you GF. I’d say the reason they’ve never been done by the other ones is because they know where they are.

That said, this spot is becomming a bit of an enigma. One the one hand we have cars slowing to 80km/h in the camera zone (and I have actually experienced this), then we have people doing a 120 clicks through the same spot!

Growling Ferret 1:10 pm 30 Oct 07

these people = themselves pissed off that they were too stupid to slow down for the required 100m’s

Joe Canberran 1:00 pm 30 Oct 07

I drive past those cameras twice a day 4-5 times a week ever since they were installed, regularly pass them doing 103-105 on my speedo and have never got a ticket. They seem to work fine to me.

I must admit it is an easy area to have speedo creep (almost found myself doing 110 past there the other day but caught myself just in time) but that’s probably one of the reasons that the cameras were installed there.

Who are these “people” you have heard about?

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