Speed cam­eras un­der fire

NewsMail - - NEWS -

THE LNP has ac­cused La­bor of us­ing speed cam­eras to rev­enue-raise in­stead of sav­ing lives.

LNP deputy leader Tim Man­der said in 2015 the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment re­moved the re­quire­ment for mo­bile speed cam­eras to dis­play a “speed cam­era in use” sign.

“The Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment are plan­ning a wind­fall 46 per cent in­crease in speed cam­era fines with rev­enue raised by speed cam­eras to reach $194 mil­lion by 2020/2021,” he said.

“La­bor are treat­ing Queens­lan­ders like cash cows and should abol­ish covert speed cam­eras.”

But Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mike Keating said un­marked mo­bile speed cam­eras were just one of the mea­sures em­ployed by QPS that aimed to re­duce the state’s road toll.

“Dur­ing the 2016-17 fi­nan­cial year, there were 106,741 no­tices is­sued by un­marked mo­bile speed cam­eras in Queens­land and 163,176 no­tices is­sued by marked mo­bile speed cam­eras,” he said.

“The QPS has no plan to phase out the use of un­marked mo­bile speed cam­eras.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.