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Speed cameras really are expanding

By johnboy - 10 February 2011 24

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On 2 February we warned that speed cameras were going to be spreading out to smaller roads.

This morning I sighted this one on David St in O’Connor.

One wonders what the yeilds are like compared to the bigger roads?

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Tooks 1:10 pm 26 Feb 11

The problem in suburbs is where there is no clear defining reasoning to what the speed limit is. I know that the rule is 50km/hr unless otherwise signposted, but there are many irregularities out there, where such as in my case, I have just recieved a speeding fine for doing 60km/hr in what I have for the past few years believed was a 60km/hr zone, turns out to be a 50km zone.

You said yourself: the rule is 50kmh unless otherwise signposted. The fact that you believed it was 60kmh for years is whose fault?

OK, I was booked for exceeding the limit, but I observe most vehicles doing 70,80+km/hr along this road in Banks, and to be booked in circumstances like I was, I believe is picky and nasty.

So not giving you over 20% leeway is picky and nasty? The fact other cars go even faster is irrelevent; they’ll just cop larger fines and more points when they’re caught. If you look at any form of local media, you’d know police were running a speed blitz for the month of February. No excuses.

The funny thing is (and this is why I believe the road I was booked on was/is actually a 60km road), that this so called 50km/h street that is not signposted, has a side street (also with centre line markings) running off it. This side street has a 50km/hr signpost, I am guessing so that people know that just because it has lines, it isnt a 60km road at all. Go figure!

Again, the street you were on has no sign post, therefore it is 50kmh. You know the rules as you explained in the second sentence of your post. How about you take responsibility for your actions?

I will be contesting the fine anyway!

Based on what? Your own ignorance?

You made a genuine mistake, but a mistake none the less. Learn from it and move on.

screaming banshee 11:54 am 26 Feb 11

Ceej1973 said :

The problem in suburbs is where there is no clear defining reasoning to what the speed limit is. I know that the rule is 50km/hr unless otherwise signposted, but there are many irregularities out there, where such as in my case, I have just recieved a speeding fine for doing 60km/hr in what I have for the past few years believed was a 60km/hr zone, turns out to be a 50km zone. OK, I was booked for exceeding the limit, but I observe most vehicles doing 70,80+km/hr along this road in Banks, and to be booked in circumstances like I was, I believe is picky and nasty. Its not really catching just the high end offenders, but others who have made a genuinne mistake, like me. The funny thing is (and this is why I believe the road I was booked on was/is actually a 60km road), that this so called 50km/h street that is not signposted, has a side street (also with centre line markings) running off it. This side street has a 50km/hr signpost, I am guessing so that people know that just because it has lines, it isnt a 60km road at all. Go figure! I will be contesting the fine anyway!

A couple of things to highlight to you ceej,

– 60kph is 20% faster than 50kph
– You have acknowledged that you are aware that the limit is 50kph in that area unless signposted otherwise, and that there was no signposted limit.
– Genuine mistake? By your own admission you have been treating the road as 60kph for a number of years. You lack of attention to the traffic laws while travelling through what I presume is your local neighbourhood is exactly why you have received a fine. The fact that other people go faster doesn’t mean you shouldn’t receive a penalty, but when caught they will receive a higher penalty.

Now you are aware I presume/hope that you will change your attitude. If you truly feel that the road is deserving of a 60kph limit then lobby the appropriate dept to have the speed limit changed.

Ceej1973 11:58 pm 25 Feb 11

The problem in suburbs is where there is no clear defining reasoning to what the speed limit is. I know that the rule is 50km/hr unless otherwise signposted, but there are many irregularities out there, where such as in my case, I have just recieved a speeding fine for doing 60km/hr in what I have for the past few years believed was a 60km/hr zone, turns out to be a 50km zone. OK, I was booked for exceeding the limit, but I observe most vehicles doing 70,80+km/hr along this road in Banks, and to be booked in circumstances like I was, I believe is picky and nasty. Its not really catching just the high end offenders, but others who have made a genuinne mistake, like me. The funny thing is (and this is why I believe the road I was booked on was/is actually a 60km road), that this so called 50km/h street that is not signposted, has a side street (also with centre line markings) running off it. This side street has a 50km/hr signpost, I am guessing so that people know that just because it has lines, it isnt a 60km road at all. Go figure! I will be contesting the fine anyway!

Androyd 11:24 am 11 Feb 11

Two police with a speed gun on Antill St last night near Fed Hwy at about 6pm – haven’t seen them there in last few months.

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