Despite having a great many speed cameras around the ACT; Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s started working on a strategy for them.
“The development of the ACT Road Safety Camera Strategy will include the consideration of the role and use of cameras in speed enforcement, site selection criteria, the process for considering expansion of the existing safety camera network, as well as an evaluation of the cameras,” the Chief Minister said.
“It is important in making future investments in the use of safety camera technology that the ACT is clear about the role that different types of cameras – fixed, mobile and point to point, can play in achieving the road safety outcomes they are intended for.
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“Being able to measure those outcomes is important to ensure that the community is able to see that its investment in this technology is an important component of the ACT Road Safety Strategy, and speed management approach, in particular.
One can’t help but think that this recent blossoming of strategies (last week we did freight) might be a cunning way of deterring angry voters in the lead up to an election this October.
“Yes we hear your concerns, we’re working on a strategy, we’ll tell you all about it after you return us to office”.