High­way cam­eras in ac­tion

South Western Times - - News - Ash­wini Saseedaran

SPEED­ING driv­ers on Forrest High­way be­tween Lake Clifton and Bin­ningup can now ex­pect fines after the av­er­age speed safety cam­eras were switched on yes­ter­day.

Driv­ers were given am­ple warn­ing with weeks of tele­vi­sion, dig­i­tal, ra­dio and bill­board cam­paigns in­form­ing road-users of the changes.

Act­ing Road Safety Com­mis­sioner Iain Cameron said the av­er­age speed safety cam­era zone on Forrest High­way is an­other tool WA po­lice have to slow down driv­ers.

“It’s get­ting harder for driv­ers to de­lib­er­ately speed and get away with it,” Mr Cameron said.

Po­lice and Road Safety Min­is­ter Michelle Roberts said the State Gov­ern­ment was com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing road trauma on WA roads, and speed was a sig­nif­i­cant factor in fatal and se­ri­ous in­jury crashes in WA.

The six-month test pe­riod prior to is­su­ing speed­ing driv­ers with in­fringe­ments found a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in high-level speeds within the Forrest High­way zone.

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