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Point to point cameras go live in 10 days time

By johnboy - 17 February 2012 185

hindmarsh drive p2p cameras

Justice and Community Safety want the word to know that the Hindmarsh Drive point to point cameras are commencing operations from 27 February 2012:

During the testing of the point to point cameras, speed measurements taken by the camera system indicated approximately800 motorists a day are speeding along the stretch of road where the cameras will shortly commence operating. 
 
“Unfortunately it appears that many ACT motorists continue to speed, in spite of the risks that this behaviour presents to them, their passengers and other road users,” Ms Greenland said. 
 
The point to point system uses cameras equipped with Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology and scans photographs to identify vehicle numberplates.   
 
The system takes time-stamped photographs of vehicles as they pass two places (detection points) set at a known distance apart.  It then matches images, calculates the time difference and determines the vehicle’s average speed between those points.  If the average speed exceeds the average speed limit between those points, an infringement notice for a speeding offence may be issued. 
 
“Strong safeguards to protect personal information have been incorporated in the road transport legislation, including explicit restrictions on access to and use of these images.  The images from the point to point cameras are not capable of identifying vehicle occupants and images that do not show offences will be destroyed after 14 days,” Ms Greenland said.   
 
The location of the first point to point cameras on Hindmarsh Drive was determined following an assessment of sites suitable for these cameras taking into account road safety and traffic considerations.   
 
“Hindmarsh Drive was the highest ranked site against the relevant criteria, which included crash history,” Ms Greenland said. 
 
“During the period 2004 to 2008 there were 538 crashes, including 17 injury crashes, on the Hindmarsh Drive corridor where the cameras are located.”

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Dilandach 9:05 am 06 Jun 12

Eppo said :

gkcasey said :

One of my clients was taken out by a drunk driver – end of her life as she knew it. Because she was brain injured she needs 24 hour support, will never work again, 2 young kids effectively lost their mother etc. So when I hear its al about revenue raising etc – get over it its about people’s lives.

Well, then I guess it’s a good thing P2P cameras are able to stop drink drivers then.

Oh, wait…

So wrong. Red light cameras stop drink drivers.

Oh, wait…

Eppo 8:25 am 06 Jun 12

gkcasey said :

One of my clients was taken out by a drunk driver – end of her life as she knew it. Because she was brain injured she needs 24 hour support, will never work again, 2 young kids effectively lost their mother etc. So when I hear its al about revenue raising etc – get over it its about people’s lives.

Well, then I guess it’s a good thing P2P cameras are able to stop drink drivers then.

Oh, wait…

rawprawn 7:38 am 06 Jun 12

Now that PTP cameras have been operating for a while … has anyone being fined and for how much over the limit… is it merely a camera on a pole … if thats the case its been very effective.

gkcasey 5:04 pm 16 Mar 12

I used Hindmarsh drive for the first time since the P2P cameras were installed. What bliss – drivers were obeying the road rules. Not speeding, not dangerously weaving in and out, no tailgating drivers who have the gall to follow the speed limits etc etc

It is becoming anarchy out on the roads – most days I see horrific acts of stupidity, wonton disregard for safety and arrogance just because being in a car is somehow an exemption to following rules.

Its not about personal choice to be an idiot – it is about breaking the law.

I report people now, get their numbers, take a video – I let the police know via their website. Once they get enough intel on people they will act. It is an act of social justice to somehow get people to take responsibility for their actions.

One of my clients was taken out by a drunk driver – end of her life as she knew it. Because she was brain injured she needs 24 hour support, will never work again, 2 young kids effectively lost their mother etc. So when I hear its al about revenue raising etc – get over it its about people’s lives.

legal 8:12 pm 05 Mar 12

Looks like JETHRO and JONO are serail tag team opinion fundamentalists.

I said “Take your eyes off the road for the 2 seconds it takes to check your speed and you travel 50-60 metres – while driving blind’

Jethro and Jono were quick to make multiple out of context trolling of this science based and researched arguement – this is road safety rules as they are TAUGHT to road users, and supported by road safety studies. Just becuase you think you are not taking 2 seconds to focus your attention back on the road doesn’t mean its not hapenning. (if you read the comment you would see I prefaced that with much more info. That 2 seconds is what they call the safety margin – lose just one factor of saftey margins are you are due for an accident (speed/fatique/folllow too closely etc)

And the white elephant $30 million two lane bridge could have been built for $5million as an underpass and function better, and Jono you fat assed pubic servant I drive through Russel four times a day or more, and at peak hours (BTW the asshole in the grey mx5 was you? learn how to merge you fwit)

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