New point-to-point cameras on the South Eastern Freeway in South Australia are getting switched on to save lives, not gather revenue, the state’s Road Security Minister has said.
The new safety cameras will be activated on December 15 over a 13.five-kilometre stretch of highway, amongst Mount Barker Summit and Callington.
The cameras will detect the speed of vehicles travelling in both directions.
Transport Minister Tony Piccolo stated point-to-point cameras have currently helped lessen speeding on the Dukes Highway, Port Wakefield Road, Sturt Highway and Victor Harbor Road.
He mentioned the latest installation has nothing to do with collecting income from speeding drivers.
“I would choose that individuals just got the message and not sped and we did not have to collect the expiation notice,” Mr Piccolo mentioned.
“Simply because regrettably the reality is we commit a lot more cash than we collect in expiation repairing folks back to health as a outcome of car accidents and numerous lose their lives.”
One particular far more point-to-point camera on the Northern Expressway is nevertheless to be activated.
Eight fatalities on freeway more than 5 years
The cameras calculate the typical speed of a automobile in between the cameras, as well as the vehicle’s actual speed at each camera location.
Mr Piccolo stated cracking down on speeding could save lives.
“Fatalities and serious injuries in regional and rural communities continue to be an situation in South Australia,” he stated.
“Speed contributed to 31 per cent of regional and rural fatal crashes between 2010 and 2014.”
He stated data showed that from July 2010 until June 2015 there had been 156 casualty crashes resulting in eight fatalities, 28 serious injuries and 174 minor injuries on the South Eastern Freeway between the Old Toll Gate to Old Princes Highway intersection at Swanport.
Mr Piccolo said statistics also showed that up to 47,000 vehicles use the freeway on a day-to-day basis and about 13,000 cars use this certain stretch of the freeway enforced by the new cameras.
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