They must have lost some money on the ring road and eastern freeway since the inception of the cheese graters down the middle of the hwyways since the police have trouble finding a place to sit with their radars. Havnt seen a cop in there usual hiding places for some time.
The perminate cameras do jack all, If you know where they are the u just speed between them. Spent a week in Sydney and would watch drivers speed past me at 130 plus only to suddenly hit the brakes. It was great for me as I just kept a eye out for the speeders to hit the brakes and low and behold a camera.
All though I do travel at ungodly hours so would be interested to so it they are operating radars on these roads during daylight?
One positive about cameras, if you dont get caught you pay less tax than the average Joe. Imaging how much tax we would pay without Speeding fines.:s5
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This level of revenue collection would not be viable if people took up their right to have the matters handled in court. Everytime you send in a payment my mail, you are conforming to their system.
Even if you go there and plead guilty, use up some time to tell the magistrate what you think. When everything clogs up they will have to rethink their attitude.
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Bad luck about the fines Brendan, lucky you weren't driving a new Falcon - you would of been going twice as fast... lol!!!
Unfortunately you are right, speed camera have very little, if anything to do with road safety. It is all about renvenue raising. You wouldn't mind so much if they put the money back into improving the roads so they might be safer but then how would the Pollies get all their perks...
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Originally posted by Falchoon Unfortunately you are right, speed camera have very little, if anything to do with road safety. It is all about renvenue raising. You wouldn't mind so much if they put the money back into improving the roads so they might be safer but then how would the Pollies get all their perks...
The only way a speed camera has any effect on road safety is when you put it in a marked car or on a bright yellow pole at a road safety black spot.
You then achieve 2 aims - you slow traffic, and you catch the speeders who don't give a crap - they are more likely to be in an accident.
Cameras are a dead set joke and are purely for revenue raising! I can't understand that the tolerance is so low considering what the tolerance is for a manually operated radar. Even the Australian Standar should be about 10% for the vehicle speedometer, even though in practice modern speedo's are accurate to within 2%.
I would certainly take it to Court - 105 in a 100 etc. Plead guilty and give an explanation. The idea being is that a magistrate is more likely to issue a Section 10 rather than increase the fine. If the speed indicated on the TIN is 5km over the limit you have an exceptionally good chance of having it proved/dismissed or recorded with no penalty no points.
This is the only way to reduce the effectiveness of these cameras........on the other hand if you are caught speeding whilst driving, you at least have the chance to try and talk your way out (good attitude costs nothing) see the speed if locked on, or get it reduced to a lower points range. At least you can try because HWP are human, and cameras are not.
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