Police Covert speed camera

Is covert speed detection a deterrent?

Most motorists hate covert speed detection by police, yet they seem to be finding more and more sneaky ways to cover themselves while operation radar units and speed cameras. Gold Coast rider Gary Lynn confronted the cop photographed in the bushes above on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd last Sunday. “Don’t they realise their presence on the …

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Red light cameras

Are more red light cameras welcome?

While many riders hate covert speed cameras that are turning us into a nation of speedo gazers, they should welcome more red light traffic cameras. Lane filtering now puts us at the front of the traffic light queue, so when the light changes to green we have a duty to get away quickly to avoid …

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Gerard Chee challenges impossible speed fine Harley-Davidson XR1200 trailer

Rider challenges impossible speeding fine

A rider is challenging a speeding fine he says is impossible because it claims he was doing 150% of the posted speed when he was riding uphill around a corner towing an 120kg trailer. Gerard Chee, 61, of Bribie Island, says he can’t remember the last time he copped a speeding fine. The incident was caught …

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Average speed cameras attack

Vigilantes attack speed cameras

Public opinion polls on speed cameras consistently find they are revenue-raisers, prompting motorists to attack them or take unusual, sometimes illegal, measures to avoid them. There are many reports from around the world of speed cameras being attacked and many websites that sell “proven methods” for avoiding them. Attack methods In a recent attack spree …

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Speed camera fines ‘not affected’ by virus

The “WannaCry” ransomware virus that affected 110 Victorian speed cameras in June 2017 and disrupted organisations including the British National Health Service, Russian Interior Ministry and Deutsche Bahn railways did not corrupt speed and red-light fines, a report has found. Police withdrew 600 fines and suspended 55,000 infringements pending the investigation by Victorian Road Safety Camera Commissioner …

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Set rural speed at 70km/h, says world study

Rural roads without a median barrier should have a 70km/h speed limit, according to new report by the International Transport Forum that studied data from 10 countries including Australia. The report found in all 10 cases that crashes, injuries and fatalities decreased when speed limits were dropped and speed camera use increased. According to a …

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Monash University conducts speed survey

A new Monash University survey is asking the public about speed limits, point-to-point speed cameras and a proposal for a 40km/h suburban limit in the ACT. While it may seem a progressive move, the research will be compiled by the Monash University Accident Research Centre which is known for its bias towards decrease speeds, more …

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Mt Mee downhill

Police defend covert downhill speed cameras

Police have defended their use of a covert Trucam mobile speed camera unit at the bottom of a 7.9km downhill section of the rider-popular Mt Mee Rd, northwest of Brisbane. This follows a call earlier this month from the Queensland Police Union for an immediate end to the use of unmarked and covert speed cameras, …

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Average speed cameras

Are average speed cameras fairer?

Average speed or point-to-point cameras continue to increase their presence on our roads, but are they actually fairer than multiple speed cameras? Some of these cameras are front facing, so motorcyclists evade detection, but most are rear facing. The cameras are used in all states. However, in NSW (above photo near Inverell) they are only …

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Rear facing speed camera

‘First’ rear facing speed cameras?

Western Australia police claim they have the first rear facing mobile speed camera in Australia for the specific purpose of catching speeding motorcyclists. However, we checked other police services throughout the country and they say their mobile speed camera vans can scan across multiple lanes and capture vehicles approaching on one side of the road …

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