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Old 02-14-2002, 16:22   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Victorian Govt goes crazy with fixed speed cameras

I got this info from a good source.

I feel sick when I read the following list. I can see a lot of people driving unlicenced in the near future. Imagine poor people like couriers:

FIXED SPEED CAMERAS

Westgate Freeway - Princes Highway - Operational 07/02/02

1. Top of Westgate Bridge
2. Hoppers Crossing Overpass
3. Point Cook Overpass
4. Point Wilson Overpass
5. Little River Overpass
6. Corio
7. Norlane - ( just before the waterslide)

*please 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.

Western Ring Road - Operational 12/02/02

1. Boundary Road - Laverton North
2. Western Highway - Ardeer
3. Calder Freeway - Keilor East
4. Tullamarine Freeway - Tullamarine
5. Pascoe Vale Road - Glenroy
6. High Street - Thomastown
7. Plenty Road ( not operational @ 11/02/02)

The Eastern Freeway has been earmarked for 5 cameras, estimated
operational date 3rd May 2002

The Monash has been earmarked for a further 5 cameras in addition to
the one that has been operational since 28/12/01. This one is approximately
600 metres from the entrance to the Burnley Tunnel. Even though this one is
openly publicised by the media and the state government, it continues
to catch upwards of 700 drivers per day.

The Calder Freeway from Keilor Park Drive to Kyneton has been earmarked
for 9 cameras, estimated operational date to be advised.

The Hume Highway to Albury has been earmarked for 11 cameras, estimated
operational date 7th June 2002

Other Highways and main arterials on the proposed list are as follows;

HIGHWAYS

Western Highway - Ardeer to Ballarat
South Gippsland Highway - Dandenong to Phillip Island
Goulburn Valley Highway - Seymour to Shepparton
Princes Highway - Pakenham to Traralgon

ARTERIALS

Mount Alexander Road
Nepean Highway
Dandenong Road
Burwood Highway
Geelong Road
Sydney Road
Springvale Road
Ferntree Gully Road
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I wonder how many people are going to lose their licences by building up more than 12 demerit points before they even get the first infringement notice in the mail? You could do it one trip from Melbourne to Geelong. A steady speed of 120k past 7 cameras would give you 21 points.

For anyone that it happens to, there is a defence that it was just one offence i.e. the speed was exceeded continuously (the cameras might prove it!). If you drive for X distance at 15k above the speed limit it is only one offence. You can't be done for separate offences of exceeding it at arbitrary points on the journey. No doubt this is going to be tested in the not too distant future as it applies to speed cameras.
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FARKING BASTARDS!

so basically you can't get away from the big brother! i can't believe these people!

there has to be an Act which would make this illegal!
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there has to be an Act which would make this illegal!
Wouldn't matter.. the Govt could introduce legistation to over-ride any act they liked..

This is BS in the extreme. Speed cameras are one thing, but time elapse cameras? Gimme a break!

Watch the revenue go through the roof now!
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I wonder how many people are going to lose their licences by building up more than 12 demerit points before they even get the first infringement notice in the mail? You could do it one trip from Melbourne to Geelong. A steady speed of 120k past 7 cameras would give you 21 points.

You can only get booked once each day along the princes FWY to geelong. Some police commisioner was on TV the other night saying this. You may have your picture taken many times, but you will only be booked for the fastest speed of the day.
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Wouldn't matter.. the Govt could introduce legistation to over-ride any act they liked..

This is BS in the extreme. Speed cameras are one thing, but time elapse cameras? Gimme a break!

Watch the revenue go through the roof now!
And still they beleive that this wil make people better drivers...
or at least they make us think that, that is what they think, when really they just want the money and couldnt give a rats about anyone.


If they were trained properly in the first place, no way near as many people would crash due to 'excessive' speed.
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Well it looks like I have to sell the TE50 and buy a push bike, then i would guarantee that I would never go over 5kph!
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And still they beleive that this wil make people better drivers...
When you're driving along now.. are you going to be concentrating on what's around you or shyting yourself about your current speed? For my money accidents will go through the roof because people will be panicking about speeding too much..
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You can only get booked once each day along the princes FWY to geelong. Some police commisioner was on TV the other night saying this. You may have your picture taken many times, but you will only be booked for the fastest speed of the day.
I heard the chief traffic cop on radio within the last year or two saying they don't put speed cameras on freeways. That didn't last long, did it?

Why don't we just accept the fact that they want us to tool around in Ladas governed to 50km/h, until they decide that's too fast as well?
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When you're driving along now.. are you going to be concentrating on what's around you or shyting yourself about your current speed? For my money accidents will go through the roof because people will be panicking about speeding too much..
Thats a good point and I reckon you're right...we'll just have to wait and see.
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