Cam­eras’ neg­a­tive im­pacts


WARN­ING signs telling Aussie mo­torists there are speed cam­eras ahead are hav­ing a pro­foundly neg­a­tive im­pact on our road safety, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port.

But truck­ies don’t be­lieve it will be enough to help save lives.

Brian Cre­bert said it wouldn’t change “hu­man na­ture, which con­tin­ues to be the big­gest killer on our roads”.

Grant Early said if it was truly about road safety, then the gov­ern­ments must en­sure that peo­ple could ac­tu­ally drive a ve­hi­cle and not just have the abil­ity to pass a test.

“Stop the ‘corn flakes’ li­cens­ing now,” he said.

Burce Skelton said it was “all about rev­enue, noth­ing about road safety but two marked cars or bikes and ev­ery­one slows down and drives safely”.

“If you know where cam­eras are, you speed to that point then slow down,” he said.

“Gov­ern­ments just want more fines as it’s more in their cof­fers now that they have sold all their mon­ey­mak­ing de­part­ments.”

Len Wel­bourn agreed with his fel­low truck­ies.

“A greater po­lice pres­ence on the road would be a bet­ter idea,” he said.

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