Information obtained by the Canberra Liberals shows the ACT Labor Government’s fixed speed cameras are failing to reduce accidents, with accident rates actually increasing at most of the camera locations. ACT Shadow Urban Services Minister Alistair Coe said today this is evidence of the government’s flawed speed camera strategy, which priorities revenue over safety.
“Overall, accidents have increased by 40 per cent at fixed speed camera sites, while revenue continues to rise in the millions of dollars,” Mr Coe said.“It’s clear that instead of installing fixed speed cameras in places that will raise the most revenue, the government should be taking an evidence-based approach to road safety.
“While fixed speed cameras may have a place, they cannot be robustly deployed like mobile speed cameras.
“I urge the government to review these figures and their placement of fixed speed cameras.
“These cameras should be installed for genuine road safety reasons, not to make up for ACT Labor’s inability to manage the Budget,” Mr Coe concluded.