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A NEW generation of fixed speed cameras in unconventional roadside locations will target speeding motorists in a major rethink on road safety strategies. The first hi-tech camera will start snapping motorists in a trial next month. Up to 20 will be deployed across the state if that is successful. For the first time, the cameras [...]

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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 LIBERAL Party candidate has been banned from driving for travelling at 54km/h over the speed limit – and a road safety group says he should not be allowed to contest the March elections. The Pedestrian Council of Australia’s call came after Peter Treloar, candidate for the West Coast seat of Flinders, vowed to continue [...]

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A MT Barker magistrate has challenged police to prove a speed camera offence – without the photograph. South Australian Magistrate Clynt Johansen yesterday dismissed the photographic evidence showing Mt Barker resident Kenneth Bulgin was speeding, ruling the reflection from a fence could have caused an inaccurate reading. In a South Australian first, the burden of [...]

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source: news.com.au/adelaidenow/ ANGRY motorists – some armed with bricks and rocks – are attacking speed camera operators in increasing numbers leading to calls for better police protection. The public servants are demanding police upgrade their cars with reinforced glass to prevent windows shattering in the event of a missile attack. It comes after a rash [...]

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