Speed the target as new cams switch on
A NEW type of speed camera that will measure the average speed of motorists on the Toowoomba Bypass has been switched on.
The point to point speed cameras work by timing a vehicle’s journey between fixed points on the Second Range Crossing to calculate the average speed of the vehicle, which is then compared to the posted speed limit.
When a vehicle is recorded to be travelling more than the posted speed limit, the images will be adjudicated and an infringement notice issued to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Darling Downs Police District Country Highway Patrol and Support Services Acting Inspector Kim Hill said the Toowoomba Bypass was chosen as the site of the average speed cameras because it was a critical part of the road network.
“Part of the road safety strategy the Queensland Government employs is camera detection technology, and the point to point camera technology has proven worldwide to reduce road trauma in high risk locations as well as improve traffic flow,” Acting Inspector Hill said.
“There have been reported traffic crashes along that stretch of road, but the critical part of it is also that it’s a significant piece of road infrastructure for the Darling Downs and for Queensland.”
Acting Inspector Hill said with the road death toll for Queensland now at 206 so far this year, and a long weekend increasing traffic on our roads, motorists needed to take care while behind the wheel and on the roads.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads with the Queensland Police Service were progressing the installation of more point to point camera systems at the Gateway Motorway and the M1 between Logan and the Gold Coast.
The Queensland Camera Detected Offence Program is focused on providing safer roads.