Simon Corbell announced today that Canberra’s road safety camera program is to be evaluated in order to assess what its impact exactly has been on crash and speeding rates in the ACT.
Proposals will be sought by the end of the year with evaluatin taking place over the first half of 2014.
“The ACT’s Road Safety Camera Program is one component of managing speed crash risks on ACT roads, along with police enforcement and community education and awareness. It is important that we understand how effectively the cameras are contributing to road safety outcomes,” said Mr Corbell.
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“The camera program has evolved over more than a decade and now includes mobile, red light and speed, fixed speed only and point to point cameras. With a decade of operation now established, it is appropriate to evaluate the performance of the program as a whole
“An evaluation of the program will assist the Government to identify any opportunities to gain improved road safety effectiveness from the existing program and help ensure that any future changes are as well informed as possible.
“The evaluation will look at the impact of the road safety camera program as well as the governance of the program.”