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The spread of the mobile speed cameras

By johnboy - 2 February 2011 66

Chiefly Stanhope is informing us that he’s throwing the mobile speed camera net ever wider:

Road safety will be further improved through an increase to the number of sites where Canberra’s mobile speed cameras can operate from, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, said today.

“Improving road safety is a major focus of this Government and expanding the number of mobile speed camera sites will help make our roads a safer place,” Mr Stanhope said.

“This move follows input from members of the community who have raised concerns about speeding on certain roads. As a result, the Government has assessed sections of 67 roads of which 61 new sections of road have been assessed as suitable for mobile speed camera operation.

“These additional locations bring the total number to 177 and will allow us to use the five mobile speed cameras in a greater variety of strategic to address road safety concerns.”

I feel safer already! Do you?

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buzz819 3:33 pm 27 Sep 11

freeus said :

I saw a mobile van speed camera with hazard lights on this morning at Hindmarsh Dr near MuggaLane and I was wondering what this hazard lights for? Are they taking speed with the hazard lights on? Can someone educate me?

Every time I see them with their hazard lights on, they are either setting up or getting ready to leave.

But you never know, maybe it was a disgruntled worker who didn’t feel like catching anyone speeding today?

Solidarity 3:30 pm 27 Sep 11

They have those lights on when they’re packing or setting up.

Fine to blaze by them when they’re on.

freeus 3:20 pm 27 Sep 11

I saw a mobile van speed camera with hazard lights on this morning at Hindmarsh Dr near MuggaLane and I was wondering what this hazard lights for? Are they taking speed with the hazard lights on? Can someone educate me?

dvaey 4:40 pm 04 Feb 11

Keijidosha said :

Mr Gillespie said :

it’s the mobile speed camera vans that have a habit of lurking around corners and over hills that are the problem. As soon as you see one, you have to slam on your brakes and PRAY for the next God knows how long you never get a ticket.

If you have to slam on your brakes at the sight of a mobile camera van then you clearly have a habit of travelling faster than the posted speed limit. I’m not in touch with the big man upstairs, but I reckon he’d have better things to do than answer the prayers of speeding motorists.

Just because someone in the ACT is worried about being pinged by a speed camera, it means as you say they sometimes travel faster than the posted speed limit. That doesnt mean that person travels at an unsafe speed, only that theyre travelling faster than a speed which is above a speed someone decided once was a safe speed in some certain condition once long ago, or because they didnt even look at the road condition and left it under a general speed limit instead.

My one and only fine from a camera was travelling down Spofforth St at 59km/hr, almost 10 years ago, but thats because (like most drivers I suspect) I now drive below the speed limit and in areas I know speed cameras are likely to be, I generally watch my speedo more than the road. But, if Jon thinks that makes everyone safer, taking their eyes off the road to watch their speedo and protect their wallet, then good for him.

georgesgenitals 4:00 pm 04 Feb 11

shadow boxer said :

I think it’s fairly well known the ACT vans have a very short range, as I understand it they also need to hold the car for 3 seconds making jumping on the brakes hard when you see them a very effective way of avoiding a fine.

Absolutely.

shadow boxer 2:50 pm 04 Feb 11

I think it’s fairly well known the ACT vans have a very short range, as I understand it they also need to hold the car for 3 seconds making jumping on the brakes hard when you see them a very effective way of avoiding a fine.

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