Canberra expands speed camera operations

The ACT increases number of mobile speed camera sites to 177, claiming it is necessary to reduce speeding

February 2, 2011

Mobile speed camera operations across Canberra will almost double to 177 in an attempt to reduce speeding.

ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope says the Government has increased the number of roads suitable for mobile speed camera operations by 61.

He says members of the community have raised concerns about speeding on certain roads, prompting the Government to widen the operations of its five speed camera vans.

"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," Stanhope says.

"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."

Stanhope has indicated the Government will continue to expand mobile speed camera operations by saying the 650 arterial, major and minor roads will be assessed to see if they should be part of the mobile speed camera network.

The announcement comes as ACT Police begins its zero tolerance traffic enforcement campaign targeting serious offences.

Mr Stanhope said unlike other jurisdictions, the ACT adopted an overt approach to its use of speed cameras with clear signage displayed sending a simple message to motorists to slow down.

The ACT Government has a list of mobile speed camera sites here.

Motorists can also view a list of fixed speed cameras and red light cameras here.

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