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Speed Cameras don’t work according to Alistair Coe

By johnboy 23 August 2010 25

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe has announced findings from his research into speed cameras:

Through answers to questions on notice, the Opposition has obtained information about the number of accidents taking place at the sites of mid-block speed cameras [fixed cameras not featuring red light cameras] since 2002.

The cameras analysed were installed between June 2007 and August 2008. Crash data obtained for the period between 2002 and 2009 shows that there has been an increase in the rate of accidents occurring at these locations, not a decrease since the cameras were installed.

The number of accidents at sites with speed cameras increased by 16% from 58.7 per year before the cameras was installed to 67.9 accidents after the installation of the fixed speed cameras.

Since 2002, there have been no fatalities at the sites of the 8 sets of cameras analysed.

Off you all go then.

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Lin 4:28 pm 02 Feb 11

Fixed speed cameras are not there to fine people who like speeding, it’s there to fine blind people or those who get really distracted whilst driving. Either way, neither category should be on the road so they’re not doing any harm. Apart from the stepping on the brake issue, but it seems to me that Canberrans step on the brake for all kinds of silly reasons, like a ‘form one lane’ or an ‘oh shit, a roundabout!’.

Wraith 8:37 pm 24 Aug 10

I too miss the days when you could sail through red lights with gay abandon.

Not that there is anything wrong with that of course….

georgesgenitals 12:19 pm 24 Aug 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

(cue the Woody-bomb….)

Are you talking about me again? I already told you – I’m not interested, get a life.

I guess we’re all a little surpised you haven’t gone off on another big rant. History shows this is certainly one of your favoured topics for it!

Pork Hunt 11:53 am 24 Aug 10

Stop bickering all of you, Woody will tell us the truth…

p1 11:45 am 24 Aug 10

Things get cheaper as you buy more yes? So why doesn’t the gov buy a couple of hundred thousand small speed cameras, and mount them on every second light pole?

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