19 June 2020

Nominate a mobile road safety camera location

| My Gungahlin
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Canberrans can go online and nominate locations where mobile road safety cameras could be used to help address speeding and improve road safety.

The ‘nominate a mobile camera location’ is a feature of a new road safety cameras website, which was launched by Minister for Road, Safety Shane Rattenbury.

Mr Rattenbury said the website aims to better engage the community in the ACT road safety camera program by inviting participation, input and feedback on the use of the ACT’s cameras.

“You can use this new website to submit your suggestion for additional mobile camera sites in the ACT. All nominations will be reviewed by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate and if the site is suitable, it will be added to the list of mobile camera locations,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The website is based on the Government’s successful ‘Fix My Street’ web form which links public requests directly to the relevant staff within Government.

“Last year the ACT Government announced it would expand the number of locations where mobile speed vans could be located, with a commitment to adding an additional 100 sites per year. This new website will provide a mechanism for the public to be directly involved in identifying the new sites.”

The use of mobile cameras at any location is subject to the site satisfying a range of technical and health and safety criteria. To meet the criteria for mobile camera enforcement, the site must:

  • be at least 200 metres from a change of speed limit (this criterion does not apply if the site is a school zone, work site or other reduced speed limit area);
  • be clear of merging lanes, changes of road alignment and/or road width, and any other changes to traffic conditions on either side of the proposed location; and
  • not cause any obstruction, line-of-sight issues or interruption to traffic flow.

Another key feature of the new website is enhanced information on the purpose, performance and effectiveness of the camera program, including statistical information about infringements issued at each of the camera locations.

“The statistics and evaluations section of the website provides easy access to the 2014 evaluation by the University of New South Wales. You can also download an Excel document which contains data on all infringements issued over a 12 month period.

“This section of the website will be enhanced over time to include a map showing the locations of all cameras. You will be able to click on any of those locations and download statistical information about that camera.

“I’m hoping that by being even more open and transparent with the publication of road safety data, infringement statistics and evaluations, that we can start to break down perceptions about speed cameras being used to ‘raise revenue’ and understand their important role in improving road safety,” Mr Rattenbury said.

The new website can be accessed at www.act.gov.au/road-safety-camera-program

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