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In a call that some would describe as stating the bleeding obvious, Victoria’s State Opposition Roads Spokesperson Terry Mulder has claimed that the Victorian Government is using its mobile speed camera network as little more than a revenue-raising program. Referring to figures obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act, Mr Mulder said that around 150,225 [...]

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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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Ballarat’s speeding fine windfall

The Victorian Government reaped more than $700,000 from speeding Ballarat region motorists in the first three months of this financial year, new figures reveal. Department of Justice statistics show a 92 per cent jump in the number of fines issued by mobile speed cameras in police region 2, division 3, between July and September this [...]

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REDFLEX Traffic Systems has been awarded a further contract to install Redflex red-light and speed systems at a total of 25 intersections around Victoria. According to Redflex, it will supply install and maintain the camera systems under a contract worth around $4.5m and $7m over the next year, depending on options selected by Victoria’s Department [...]

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