A majority say yes to cameras
LAST week’s article about Gin Gin wanting fixed speed cameras installed was a huge draw card on social media. An online poll was conducted and the results revealed 57 percent said Yes to having cameras installed. Online comments:
Richard Soley: Lol. Speed cameras don’t do anything. Just a revenue raiser. Put signs up saying 24hr speed camera ahead and a letter box on a pole. It’s a lot cheaper.
Speed cameras aren’t a deterrent as most drivers on a national highway probably won’t come back through to remember to slow down.
Steve Howard: All you need is a picture of a cop car on a billboard...... I reckon 98% of people would
instantly check their speed when they seen that! Most people don’t notice fixed cameras until they get the pic in the mail, which has no effect on their speed at the time!
David Ace Chambers :It should be a no brainer that if it’s a safety issue and a notorious blackspot then put in fixed cameras.
Lots cheaper than paying some plod to sit there in their car eating donuts and pointing the gun. Let them go catch some real criminals.
That’s how I’d prefer to have my tax money spent.
I don’t know why there are not more highly visible cameras with lots of signs. Its pretty much guaranteed to fix the issue.
I do think our local QLD plod prefer to be hiding in the bushes or behind bins pointing their cameras every so often though...
Merryn Ridout: People get use to where cameras are. They slow down for them then speed again when they have gone through
Karyn Anne Wastie: About time they took our safety seriously. Thumbs up.
Kelly N Blakey: I don’t see what the big deal is about having them. Those who don’t speed through town won’t have a problem with it
Luke Watson: It’s the national highway 50kmh is a joke they should bypass the town
Candice Faul: Trucks are the biggest worry! They bore through town doing at least 70 in 50 zone.
FIXED CAMERAS: Gin Gin residents support the idea of installing cameras to slow drivers down.