ADELAIDE - HALF the locations where mobile speed cameras were positioned across Adelaide in the past two years had 10 or fewer casualty crashes, figures show.
State government data provided to The Advertiser by Independent MP Bob Such has prompted claims police are only putting the cameras in areas to raise revenue, rather than improve road safety.
Police say mobile speed cameras are used to target speeding motorists - including those who are inattentive, high-risk or non-deliberate speeders - and that crashes are given a much greater weighting than any other factor when determining camera locations.
Of the 388 metropolitan mobile speed camera locations listed in The Advertiser from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012, 192 locations - or 49.5 per cent - had 10 or fewer casualty crashes. A casualty crash is any crash where someone suffers an injury or is killed.
Mr Such said police were targeting unfortunate drivers by taking advantage of poor road signage and placing mobile speed cameras in areas where speed limits were not consistent.
"A lot of these (mobile speed) cameras are really a form of entrapment. They are designed and placed where people who are not deliberate speedsters, who are not a threat to anyone, are being caught with very heavy penalties," he said.
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Police in most states are making use of high resolution video cameras linked to ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) mobile computers which in turn are linked to police licensing databases via moblie internet services. No longer are drivers required to put licence stickers on vehicle window, because they are not obsolete.
POLISCAN SPEED - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - PERTH -THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE WA POLICE AND STATE GOVERNMENT - UNTIL NOW!
EXCLUSIVE - WA POLICE TOP SECRETS REVEALED - EXCLUSIVE
Infringement photo from a WA Police PoliscanSpeed camera with incorrect template watermark check. This infringement was unknowingly paid by it's driver. How many tickets have you paid in false speeding fines?
By PoliceSpeedCameras.info EXCLUSIVE
It is a corrupt system of government that willfully keeps it's citizens ignorant of the "hidden rules" in order to maximise revenue and control over it's citizens while funnelling them into a legal "meat grinder" designed to do one thing only - To extort a predetermined amount of money in the quickest and least costly way (without court delays) under the threat of imprisonment, for trivial speeding offences there-by criminialising it's citizens and for what?
What you need to know:
The "white box" graphical template =on PoliscanSpeed Camera infringements is a double check, automatically generated by the speed camera and placed in the photo as a means of double checking that the camera captured the correct speed reading for the vehicle. If the white box is in the wrong spot, the infringement is worthless in court as evidence and should be put in the bin.
The questions that we are asking are:
1) Why is the template "white box" double check information being kept from the general public?
2) Why did the WA Government sign a 20 year non-disclosure agreement to keep it hidden from the general public?
3) How many of these FALSE infringements are being handed out for drivers to pay?
In my opinion, there are a significant number of these "false tickets" escaping review amounting to many thousands of dollars worth of ill gotten gains for the WA Government.
Don't bother getting out your magnifying glass and trying to view the white box template on your infringement notice. The photo is so small you will not see it clearly, if you can see it at all. Look for the link on the infringement that will allow you to view the high resolution camera photo online. This is the only way you will know the exact position of the white box.
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POLICE are investigating 24 mobile speed camera sites that may have been used to wrongly fine thousands of Victorian motorists for years.
Speed camera watchdog Gordon Lewis provided police with a list of suspect sites, most of which were on downhill stretches.
The list follows Mr Lewis's appeal through the Herald Sun for motorists to dob in dodgy speed camera sites.
It came after Mr Lewis exposed a shonky mobile camera site in Warrigal Rd, Surrey Hills, which was wrongly set up over the brow of a hill to snap motorists going down a steep slope.
Speeding fines issued from the site had to be scrapped after the discovery that the speed camera operator had not followed Victoria Police guidelines, which ban cameras being set up on a downhill slope unless the site had a significant speed-related collision record.
Mr Lewis said he would not identify the 24 camera sites until after police had confirmed whether they breached the guidelines. But the Herald Sun has discovered one site under investigation is in Humphries Rd, Frankston South.
Resident Jo Lane, a nurse, 47, said mobile speed cameras were regularly located on Humphries Rd between Bareena Drive and Darvell Lane.
"That is unfair as there is quite a slope there and it is easy to go just over the limit," Ms Lane said.
"It is not an area that is subjected to a lot of speeding and it certainly isn't an accident blackspot. Putting mobile cameras there smacks of revenue raising to me."
Victoria Police spokeswoman Catherine Allen defended the use of mobile speed cameras in Humphries Rd, despite it being at the bottom of a hill, saying it had been chosen because "it was identified by police to be a speed-related problem site".
However, since August 2002, only seven people have been caught exceeding the speed limit in Humphries Rd by more than 25km/h and of the 1757 motorists busted there in the past 10 years, 1336 were doing less than 10km/h over the 60km/h limit.
Mr Lewis said his plea to Herald Sun readers to dob in dodgy speed camera sites had produced a large number of responses.
"The complaints my office received were predominantly based on concerns that the road safety camera vehicles were sited on downhill gradients, within 300m of the bottom of a hill, or on a bend," he said.
"Victoria Police guidelines provide for circumstances where a regional traffic inspector can authorise the siting of a mobile safety camera on a downhill gradient, although this is not the norm."Add a comment