Ten more speed cameras to be ripped out

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today announced another ten speed cameras were ready to be removed across NSW.

Mr Gay said the NSW Liberals & Nationals had promised in Opposition to remove any speed camera without a proven road safety benefit and were continuing to deliver on that commitment.

“I am delighted today to personally help remove the first of ten speed cameras to come out in the next few weeks across NSW,” Mr Gay said.

“Before we remove any camera we carry out safety works such as additional signage, barriers and markings and that work has been finished at the following locations:

  • Delhi Road, Macquarie Park
  • General Holmes Drive, Botany
  • Hume Highway, Burwood
  • M4 Motorway, Wentworthville
  • Sherwood Road, Merrylands West
  • Woy Woy Road, Kariong
  • Manns Road, West Gosford
  • Newcastle Road, Lambton
  • New England Highway, Murrurundi
  • Blackwall Road, Woy Woy North

 “Today we’ve also released this year’s annual Speed Camera Performance Review which was another NSW Government commitment to ensure we audit all speed cameras annually.

“34 cameras have been switched off and now one more will be switched off at Sandgate on the Pacific Highway once safety works are carried out.

“The Review has recommended another two be further investigated and considered for removal at Richmond Road, Berkshire Park and Great Western Highway, Hartley.

“This year’s annual audit has delivered significant results, finding that fixed speed cameras have saved 53 lives and prevented 919 people from being injured in the last five years.

“We’ve recorded a 90 per cent drop in deaths and a 40 per cent drop in injuries at these sites.

“The former Labor government installed these speed cameras and washed their hands of them, now in NSW we can be sure that every speed camera is saving lives.

“I thank the NRMA for campaigning for these audits in 2011, before we came to office.

"As part of another first for NSW, we direct 100 per cent of fines to the NSW Community Road Safety Fund to pay for road safety initiatives such as the rollout of flashing lights,” Mr Gay said.

MEDIA: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976 Emma Higginson 0467 743 192

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