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Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Old Dec 6th 2007, 10:41 pm
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Will they reduce the death toll on our roads? Or are they just a money making scheme?

Given the examples of reckless driving I witness every single day - in and around town - I'm inclined to think there should be more of them.

What do you think? What's it like in other parts of Aus?

Do Queensland drivers need a wake-up call???
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

I approve of the one on the Story Bridge. It is just so scary driving over there with the speed that people go. You have to keep up with them or face having an accident.
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Originally Posted by Sue from Manchester View Post
I approve of the one on the Story Bridge. It is just so scary driving over there with the speed that people go. You have to keep up with them or face having an accident.
Can't be any worse than being back in the UK can it??

They are everywhere there.
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Old Dec 6th 2007, 11:27 pm
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

As these cameras are permanent fixtures they are most likely to be installed in areas where they are needed for saftey reasons. It's the handheld and Multanovas that are the revenue raisers.
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Originally Posted by tictac View Post
Will they reduce the death toll on our roads? Or are they just a money making scheme?
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/s...81-952,00.html

At $170 000 per hour, of course there will be more of them, and as the experts say, it will not cut the road toll.
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Originally Posted by wullieb1 View Post
Can't be any worse than being back in the UK can it??

They are everywhere there.
Which, speed cameras or speeding motorists?
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

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Which, speed cameras or speeding motorists?
Both i would say.
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Originally Posted by wullieb1 View Post
Both i would say.
Speeding
Tailgating
No indicators
Unroadworthy vehicles
Narrow, uneven roads
Banjo playing road-train drivers
Confusing (to some) signage

..and that's just in my street
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

I have an idea.
If the government/police are adamant that speed cameras of either sort are NOT about revenue raising, but improving road safety why don't they change the penalty system?
Say, each time you get causght, you lose demerit points as usual, but pay no fine. However, when you lose 6 points, you have to do 50 hours of community service.
Lose a further 6, and therefore having lost all 12, you do the same as now ie: either lose your licence for so many months, or drive on a good behaviour bond. You also have to do 100 hours of community service if you surrender your licence. Doubled to 200 if you lose it under the bond.
This way, it's not about revenue raising, there is more of a deterent (in my opinion) as I'd rather pay a $75 fine, than paint over graffitti or pick up rubbish all day, and the community benefits.
How about that for a plan?!
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Default Re: Fixed Speed Cameras in Brisbane - Good or Bad?

Australian drivers drive....

with the rules of the poms,
the cars of the yanks,
the arrogance of the french,
the emotions of the italians,
the skills of the asians,
and the blood alcohol of the greeks,

otherwise they're pretty good.
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