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Speed Camera Slam

By gooterz 21 March 2014 25

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-speed-cameras-slammed-in-report-20140320-355a7.html

In the biggest surprise od the century turns out our speed cameras are rather defective, useless at reducing speed, unplanned and only designed around the budget and not safety.

Its the hospital waiting times on wheels.


“There is no strategic basis for making decisions for integrating the use of the ACT’s four speed camera systems as the ACT Government does not have a speed camera strategy and its draft ACT road safety camera strategy is not a strategy,” Dr Cooper said.

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shirty_bear 2:33 pm 25 Mar 14

EvanJames said :

Tooks said :

EvanJames said :

house_husband said :

Nearly half of our accidents are nose to tail crashes but how many people are fined for following too closely? Or how many are issued tickets when they actually cause a rear end crash? Not many I suspect.

Exactly. They cluster like ants over things that are so easy to prove, a machine can be left to do it. The rampant aggressive driving and tailgating in the ACT, forget it. Too hard. And yet when you cruise by a crash, it’s evident that someone’s nose got crumpled into someone else’s backside.

What a load of crap. Tailgaters are frequently fined, especially if they cause a prang.

Ha ha, you mean that because the person who crashed into someone’s rear gets a ticket, therefore tailgaters are fined?

does anyone here know of anyone ever being pinged for tailgating, without being in an accident? I bet they don’t. Another one in the too hard basket for our invisible “police”.

Well, surely said act of tailgating would have to be directly observed by the plod in order to attract any sort of disciplinary response? So … no.

I think we’ve all grown weary of agreeing that the only real deterrent to bad/unsafe/illegal driving is a visible Police presence on the roads. Until that happens, carry on.

(Amusingly, nowadays whenever one does see a rozzer on the road, they’re just mobile tripods for other cameras – the RAPID units, which, for mine, are an excellent start.)

Oh, and best you don’t say anything critical of the Police while Tooks is watching – he doesn’t like it one iota.

goggles13 7:10 am 24 Mar 14

bigred said :

Face facts. Speed cameras are in place because plod refuses to enforce the speed limits, or any other road rules.

not true.

they are in place because they are a source of revenue for lazy governments who lack the imagination and balls to implement proper driver education and active enforcement of road rules.

milkman 6:49 am 24 Mar 14

EvanJames said :

Tooks said :

EvanJames said :

house_husband said :

Nearly half of our accidents are nose to tail crashes but how many people are fined for following too closely? Or how many are issued tickets when they actually cause a rear end crash? Not many I suspect.

Exactly. They cluster like ants over things that are so easy to prove, a machine can be left to do it. The rampant aggressive driving and tailgating in the ACT, forget it. Too hard. And yet when you cruise by a crash, it’s evident that someone’s nose got crumpled into someone else’s backside.

What a load of crap. Tailgaters are frequently fined, especially if they cause a prang.

Ha ha, you mean that because the person who crashed into someone’s rear gets a ticket, therefore tailgaters are fined?

does anyone here know of anyone ever being pinged for tailgating, without being in an accident? I bet they don’t. Another one in the too hard basket for our invisible “police”.

If tailgating and lane hogging were being enforced in any way at all then I don’t think we’d see so much of it. It is very common.

bigred 10:45 pm 23 Mar 14

Face facts. Speed cameras are in place because plod refuses to enforce the speed limits, or any other road rules.

house_husband 9:01 pm 23 Mar 14

EvanJames said :

Ha ha, you mean that because the person who crashed into someone’s rear gets a ticket, therefore tailgaters are fined?

does anyone here know of anyone ever being pinged for tailgating, without being in an accident? I bet they don’t. Another one in the too hard basket for our invisible “police”.

I know for sure the person who ran into the back of my car a few years back causing several thousand dollars damage never received a ticket. She admitted fault, there were photos and a police report.

Since then I’ve heard a lot of similar stories. If police attend the accident you might get a ticket but anything reported directly to them appears to be discretionary.

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