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Where are Canberra’s covert speeding cameras?

By Bundah_Bloke - 15 May 2009 58

I just got stung again with an infringement speeding ticket, again through a set of lights.

I must have missed this years ago when announced but are all Red light cameras also functioning as speed cameras?

If not is there a list available that shows which ones are “dual” purpose (=double revenue)?

Why is it that when a mobile radar unit is set up on the road they’re required to put up a sign stating your speed has been recorded but for these fixed Red light/speeding cameras no such warning is required?

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Where are Canberra’s covert speeding cameras?
Hercsie 11:57 am 15 May 09

I have a photo somewhere that I took of a mobile speed camera van parked on the median strip on Ellenborough st between the 2 Cossignton Smith intersections , with the advisory signs above it saying your speed has been checked……….only problem was they had 80Kph on display when Ellenborough st is signposted at 60 Kph!

I guess the operators are human after all.

Reprobate 11:52 am 15 May 09

dvaey said :

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/vehicles/traffic_and_parking_infringements/red_light_cameras
Amazing what google can find when you google for redlight cameras in Canberra.

shutterbug said :

The vehicle based speed camera have been trying a sneaky tactic along Northbourne and the Monaro Highway in recent weeks.
They park around 200m down the road from one of the many fixed speed cameras on these roads, no doubt catching speeding motarists a second time for the same single offence.

Under the regulations that speed cameras are allowed to operate, they must be located at least 2km from another camera site. There are also many other regulations which I often see the cameras in breach of. Now that Ive gone looking for it though, they seem to have made it difficult to find.

Dvaey – I thought it was 1km, but like you am having trouble finding the reference on either the ACT or AFP websites. I recall seeing a camera van at night on the Monaro highway northbound a few weeks ago, just before the Long Gully Rd lights, and (in the reverse direction) it was 1.1km from the fixed camera for the same direction.

screaming banshee 11:47 am 15 May 09

I just got stung again with an infringement speeding ticket, again through a set of lights.

I must have missed this years ago when announced but are all Red light cameras also functioning as speed cameras?

Did you also miss the first time you received an infringement for speeding through a set of lights?

farnarkler 11:43 am 15 May 09

One day someone’s going to follow the actions of the Dutch group and destroy one or two of them.

Jim Jones 11:30 am 15 May 09

shutterbug said :

The vehicle based speed camera have been trying a sneaky tactic along Northbourne and the Monaro Highway in recent weeks.
They park around 200m down the road from one of the many fixed speed cameras on these roads, no doubt catching speeding motarists a second time for the same single offence.
I would suggest anyone caught by these could get one of the tickets overturned as someone successfully sued the RTA for this double booking rubbish.

If they’re 200 metres down the road, then what they’re doing is actually catching people who slow down through the signposted speed camera and then go back to speeding afterwards.

dvaey 11:30 am 15 May 09

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/vehicles/traffic_and_parking_infringements/red_light_cameras
Amazing what google can find when you google for redlight cameras in Canberra.

shutterbug said :

The vehicle based speed camera have been trying a sneaky tactic along Northbourne and the Monaro Highway in recent weeks.
They park around 200m down the road from one of the many fixed speed cameras on these roads, no doubt catching speeding motarists a second time for the same single offence.

Under the regulations that speed cameras are allowed to operate, they must be located at least 2km from another camera site. There are also many other regulations which I often see the cameras in breach of. Now that Ive gone looking for it though, they seem to have made it difficult to find.

folkie 11:28 am 15 May 09

You could try not speeding, then you would have nothing to complain about.
I speed and yes one day I will probably get caught but that is my own fault for choosing to do so.

Hercsie 11:26 am 15 May 09
Clown Killer 11:25 am 15 May 09

the red light / speed cameras are sign posted – just not as obviously as the fixed speed cameras. Take it as a lesson learned.

RandomPoster 11:24 am 15 May 09

I agree with caf, they all have signs.

Which one got you?

shutterbug 11:23 am 15 May 09

The vehicle based speed camera have been trying a sneaky tactic along Northbourne and the Monaro Highway in recent weeks.
They park around 200m down the road from one of the many fixed speed cameras on these roads, no doubt catching speeding motarists a second time for the same single offence.
I would suggest anyone caught by these could get one of the tickets overturned as someone successfully sued the RTA for this double booking rubbish.

Spideydog 11:22 am 15 May 09

It’s only double revenue when people speed and run red lights. Don’t speed and run red lights = no revenue. Pretty simple really.

niftydog 11:17 am 15 May 09

From the TAMS site:
“Advance warning signage advises motorists where cameras are in operation. These consist of signs reading “Red light and speed camera ahead” on all roads approaching a red light speed camera.”

As far as I know, none of them are ‘covert’. In fact, they all seem quite overt!

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:15 am 15 May 09

I’m pretty sure that red light cameras are also speed cameras, meaning you have to be very careful when gunning it through an amber…

caf 11:14 am 15 May 09

They’ll all speed cameras, and they all have signs before the intersection, too.

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