NRMA president Alan Evans has blasted the ACT Government over speed cameras, saying they were “ineffective and ill-conceived and calling them “revenue raisers”.
According to this article in The Canberra Times in the last financial year mobile, fixed speed and red light cameras generated $7.9 million in revenue, up from $6.4million for the previous period.
In a related article in The Chronicle there are some statistics regarding road accidents. According to the article the number of on-road (as opposed to off-road??) crashes in the ACT for the 12 months ending July 07 was 6535. That figure 100 more than for the same period last year.
The greed cameras obviously aren’t working, people are too busy driving along watching their speedo rather than the road and so are having more accidents. I thought road safety was supposed to be the whole purpose of these cameras?
Solution is of course is to get more of these cameras, that is bound to fix the problem…