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Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am
 
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...

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Reply #1 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.

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Reply #2 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:22am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.




Don't want to get busted DUI? Don't drink and drive.
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Reply #3 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:23am
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:22am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.




Don't want to get busted DUI? Don't drink and drive.


Exactly.

Where's the problem?

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Reply #4 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.






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Reply #5 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:29am
 
Gordon wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.



No excuse.

You should be aware of your speed at all times.

If that's too difficult, hand in your licence - you don't belong on the road.


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Reply #6 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:29am
 
Gordon wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
Quote:
QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.









I can buy that, and police should be saying ok if you're say 5 km/h over and can argue the circumstance thats fine, but the Victorian 1 kph over is a bit much.


What is the bigger problem is inappropriate speed for the road.
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Reply #7 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:32am
 
Gordon wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.





In Massachusetts they took this to court and had speed cameras abolished, they argued having more highway patrol cars on the roads was far more effective. It's funny how people slow down when they see a cop car.

The police union admits speed cameras do nothing to save lives, is the government telling us lies when they claim they're for road safety?


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Reply #8 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:33am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:29am:
Gordon wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
Quote:
QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.



No excuse.

You should be aware of your speed at all times.

If that's too difficult, hand in your licence - you don't belong on the road.




In the real world safe drivers nudge over the speed limit from time to time and the world doesn't come to an end.

All driving experts agree that creeping over the speed limit momentarily is harmless. It's only the police and Govt who relentlessly persecute it. 

Point to point speed cameras on a highway catch the really dangerous drivers.
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Reply #9 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:33am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



I often drive past the biggest revenue raiser in NSW possible the country. The camera just before Spit Bridge.
Since they introduced the camera accidents have gone up due to people panic breaking when they see the camera.

On the counter side the one in the harbour tunnel is heavily advertised but averages 32 or so infringements per day !

Mixed views on it personally its a bit hypocritical speeding and complaining about being caught !
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Reply #10 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:34am
 
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:33am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



I often drive past the biggest revenue raiser in NSW possible the country. The camera just before Spit Bridge.
Since they introduced the camera accidents have gone up due to people panic breaking when they see the camera.

On the counter side the one in the harbour tunnel is heavily advertise but averages 32 or so infringements per day !

Mixed views on it personally its a bit hypocritical speeding and complaining about being caught !



Why panic brake if you werent speeding in the first place?
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Reply #11 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:38am
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:34am:
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:33am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



I often drive past the biggest revenue raiser in NSW possible the country. The camera just before Spit Bridge.
Since they introduced the camera accidents have gone up due to people panic breaking when they see the camera.

On the counter side the one in the harbour tunnel is heavily advertise but averages 32 or so infringements per day !

Mixed views on it personally its a bit hypocritical speeding and complaining about being caught !



Why panic brake if you werent speeding in the first place?


The Spit bridge camera is at the bottom on a very steep hill.


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Reply #12 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:39am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:38am:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:34am:
RightSaidFred wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:33am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
Quote:
QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



I often drive past the biggest revenue raiser in NSW possible the country. The camera just before Spit Bridge.
Since they introduced the camera accidents have gone up due to people panic breaking when they see the camera.

On the counter side the one in the harbour tunnel is heavily advertise but averages 32 or so infringements per day !

Mixed views on it personally its a bit hypocritical speeding and complaining about being caught !



Why panic brake if you werent speeding in the first place?


The Spit bridge camera is at the bottom on a very steep hill.




Do the vehicles there not have breaks, or gearboxes?

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Reply #13 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:40am
 
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:32am:
Gordon wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:25am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
Quote:
QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.



Actually speed cameras are not fair as are frequently set up in places at the bottom of a hill where unless you're staring at the speedo it's very easy to creep a few KMs enough over to get a ticket.

What's a lot fairer is point to point speed detectors.





In Massachusetts they took this to court and had speed cameras abolished, they argued having more highway patrol cars on the roads was far more effective. It's funny how people slow down when they see a cop car.

The police union admits speed cameras do nothing to save lives, is the government telling us lies when they claim they're for road safety?




I did heaps of driving on the last holidays and very few cars were speeding, but lots of people were driving like cnts.

So many people sitting 2m behind another car at freeway speeds, changing lanes aggressively etc etc. That is what gets people killed, not creeping to 110 at the bottom of a hill on a 3 lane Hwy.

I reckon dashcams should be installed in 1000s of cars of people who are 'deputised' as dashcam operators.

Whenever they witness a dickhead on the road, they head for their nearest copshop and the dashcam footage is used to ping them.
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Re: Police union- speed cameras are revenue raisers
Reply #14 - Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:41am
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:23am:
Bojack Horseman wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:22am:
greggerypeccary wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:21am:
Baronvonrort wrote on Feb 9th, 2018 at 10:15am:
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QLD police union: hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’; don’t save lives


The head of the Queensland Police Union (QPU) has publically acknowledged that covert and hidden speed cameras do not save lives and are indeed nothing more than revenue raisers for the state government.

Confirming the public’s perception that hidden camera vans and trailers have no effect in reducing the road toll, the president of the Queensland Police Union, Ian Levers, told CarAdvice it’s time for a change.
“They are revenue raisers pure and simple, we all know it,” Levers said.

“With any other organisation if you try something and it doesn’t work, you try something different. However, with these covert speed cameras, even though we know they don’t work, rather than try something different senior police simply roll out more? It doesn’t make sense.”

Having made the comments regarding the covert speed cameras earlier this month, CarAdvice got in contact with Mr Levers with a series of questions regarding whether the whole concept of speed enforcement required a rethink.

“All forms of mobile, covert and unmarked speed cameras including speed camera trailers do nothing to affect the road toll.”

http://www.caradvice.com.au/616161/qld-police-hidden-speed-cameras-are-revenue-r...



"hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ "

Good.

The Police and State Governemnt should have plenty of revenue.

If you don't want to contribute - don't speed.

It couldn't be simpler, or fairer.




Don't want to get busted DUI? Don't drink and drive.


Exactly.

Where's the problem?



The main issue is they claim they improve road safety which is hit and miss .... as soon as people are out of sight of the fixed camera they again speed up. I think all fixed cameras should be removed all should be mobile.

The practical problems with speed cameras is often there are black spots which are not suitable for camera / radar usage due to many reasons. Large metal signs and other structures can create false readings.

My preference is for more patrol cares picking up other issues that I see regularly the big one is right hand lane hogging ..... another one is roundabouts about 30% of drivers seem clueless about them !
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