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Victorian Speed camers revenue up 80%

New speed camera figures show an 80-per-cent increase in fines issued in some parts of Victoria. The figures obtained by the Opposition show motorists were booked more than 155,000 times in the last three months of 2009. The Opposition’s roads spokesman, Terry Mulder, says the figures were forecast in last year’s state budget. He says [...]

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A Road safety expert bodly states that a crackdown on speeding is NOT the answer to reducing the road toll in Australia. The vice-president of safety development for Mercedes-Benz, Ulrich Mellinghoff, says crash-avoidance systems, better roads and more roundabouts would do more to cut the road toll than tougher speeding laws. The approach is in [...]

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Queensland’s Police Union president Ian Leavers questions whether an increase in the number of speed cameras is anything more than a revenue-raising exercise. At last – someone else is finally stepping up and calling the speed camera program for what it is…collecting more state revenue under a  masquerade of road safety. Last year police clocked [...]

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A lawyer for independent MP Bob Such has told Adelaide Magistrates Court he wants a hand-held laser made available for independent testing to verify if they are capable of giving incorrect speed readings. Mr Such is on trial charged with speeding after a motorbike patrol police officer used a hand-held laser gun to clock him [...]

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A man from Nottingham has been caught ‘driving’ at 0 km/h by a speed camera not once but twice. Jeff Buck, aged 55, has received two speeding fines in the post and letters of intended prosection for the offences. His parked car had been snapped by a speed camera on his street, apparently as other [...]

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