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Old 03-03-2003, 21:13   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down New speed cameras in melbourne

From my friends ......IF YOU'RE INTERESTED OF COURSE....

New permanent speed cameras in Melbourne.
On the Monash Freeway, 600m before entering the tunnel heading towards the city. It's hidden behind an overhead road sign.(80kph). Even though this one is openly publicised by the media and the state government, it continues to catch over 700 drivers per day!

Westgate Freeway - Princes Highway.
On the top of the Westgate Bridge.
Hoppers Crossing overpass
At the first Werribee exit.
At the Little River exit.
Point Cook overpass.
At Point Wilson overpass.
At Corio
Just before you arrive at the Waterslide in Geelong. (Norlane)

Note: These are elapsed time trigger cameras, they estimate your
average driving speed between checkpoints. So slowing down before each overpass will not fool them.
All these cameras are positioned in both the inbound and outbound lanes and are tricky to see.

If you did 10kph over the speed limit all the way from Melbourne
to Geelong, you can expect up to $125 fine on each one and the
loss of 1 demerit point.
Each camera is able to book cars doing even 5k's over the limit.

Western Ring Road.
Boundary Road - Laverton North.
Western Highway - Ardeer.
Calder Freeway - Keilor East
Tullamarine Freeway - Tullamarine.
Pascoe Vale Road - Glenroy.
Widford Street - Glenroy
High Street - Thomastown.

COMING SOON !!!
Eastern Freeway - 5 more cameras.
Monash - 5 more.
Calder Freeway - 9 more cameras, from Keilor to Kyneton.
Hume Highway to Albury - 11 cameras.
Other Highways on the proposed list are as follows;
western Highway - Ardeer to Ballarat.
South Gippsland Highway - Dandenong to Phillip Island.
Goulburn Valley Highway - Seymour to Shepparton.
Princes Highway - Pakenham to Traralgon.
Also being considered are Mount Alexander Road, Nepean Highway,
Dandenong Road, Burwood Highway, Sydney Road, Springvale Road and FerntreeGully Road.




This is the latest list from my freinds at the traffic department
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Old 03-03-2003, 21:25   #2 (permalink)
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Scammin pricks! Sure it saves lives and gets the government money but the real answer is getting the idiots on our roads to drive properly!

Thanks anyway Brute, i use those roads quite a lot
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When did these cameras commence operation?

Good to see that they have targeted high incident areas as opposed to areas of high traffic volume for issuing tickets.

Then they will see a drop in the road toll (its going down isn't it?)

Bring on an election.
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Cheers for that 250 Pursuit.

Have to comment though , that looking at that list begs one to ask the question.... where will it end..? I know my opinion wont be agreed with by everyone, and it's probably been discussed to death already , and while i agree some kind of speeding deterrents have to be put in place , there also has to be some degree of leniency without the almost zero tolerance attitude.

There are other ways to make the roads safer
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thanx 250 PURSUIT that info is invaluable to me and a few mates, we travel those roads constantly.
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ive never seen the ones on high st, i always look, but dont know where they are.
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I Dont Belive it!

Hi 250 pursuit im not dissing your post and its great you posted it but!

I definatly dont belive it. The reason is the extact report of what you have i read about 8 months ago and i travel that road each day. Without a fine. I too belived this report and it was in circulation from emails around july last year which didnt make any sense becuase the road (Geelong Road ) Was not yet finished.

I then read in the Geelong news around 3 weeks ago that the cameras are not installed and they wont Be installed and operational until they fix the problems they are having with cameras on the Western Ring Road.

They expected a release time of JULY 03 for the cameras to be installed and fully operational. Along with signage and they also have to tell the public im sure with fixed cameras. I think the email was produced in house ( Police maybee Vic Roads) to make people slow down and was sorta recirculated around The XMAS period.

I also did read that if you are doing anywhere over 3 km over the limit once they are installed you will be nabbed.

All traffic on that road every morning to work travel around 110 - 115 and there are people still going faster than that.

Its strange that the email you pasted is the exact same email that i got word for word and that was months ago.

Hope this helps guys. This is just my opinion


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Road safety my arse, it's all about revenue!! This zero tolerance is crazy. I'm driving with one eye on the speedo at the expense of concentrating on other cars, pedestrians and other objects.

After a rash of "demands with menace" to contribute to the Bracks Tax (64 on a 60 zone....pffft) I now drive like an old mole, I am a mobile road block because I no longer move with the natural flow of traffic. I no longer enjoy my driving. May as well sell my XR6 and drive a shoebox!!

I hate the concept of these but at least the old tolerance were realistic. Now, one minor lapse and that's it.

Which way is the road toll heading? Not down, that's for sure.

If all this revenue was put back into roads, driver training and education it may redress the situation a bit but no, it's all consolidated revenue.

Big brother/social engineering at it's worst.
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