Changes to road safety laws and mobile speed cameras
Wednesday, 16 November 2020
Speed camera enforcement is one of the most effective, evidence-based and low-cost measures to reduce speeding, save lives and prevent injuries.
Research shows that best practice mobile speed camera programs can deliver consistent, network wide 20-30 per cent reductions in casualty crashes. This is because they generate an anywhere-anytime expectation of detection, and maximise deterrence of speeding behaviour across the road network, not just at camera locations.
On 19 November 2020, Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole announced changes to NSW's mobile speed camera program, which include increased enforcement hours, as well as a reduction in livery on vehicles and the removal of warning signs. These changes bring NSW into line with current practice in other Australian jurisdictions, as recommended by the NSW Auditor General.
Independent modelling from Monash University Accident Research Centre identified that these enhancements to the NSW mobile speed camera program may save between 34 and 43 lives and prevent around 600 serious injuries in NSW each year.
Find out more about speed cameras here on the NSW Centre for Road Safety website