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Are average speed cameras fairer?

Average speed or point-to-point cameras continue to increase their presence on our roads, but are they actually fairer than multiple speed cameras? Some of these cameras are front facing, so motorcyclists evade detection, but most are rear facing. The cameras are used in all states. However, in NSW (above photo …

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‘First’ rear facing speed cameras?

Western Australia police are claim they have the first rear facing mobile speed camera in Australia for the specific purpose of catching speeding motorcyclists. However, we checked other police services throughout the country and they say their mobile speed camera vans can scan across multiple lanes and capture vehicles approaching …

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Are hidden speed cameras a hoax?

You may have seen the above image on social media with concerns that it is a covert speed camera hidden in a guardrail. However, it’s a hoax dating back to 2013. The image is claimed to be in all sorts of places and a recent Facebook post claims it was …

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Busted for multiple traffic offences

Have you ever been busted for the same traffic offence multiple times in the one ride? While it is a “dog act”, it is entirely legal. One rider recently told us about copping multiple tickets for the same offence from a police officer who followed his bike for several kilometres …

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Road designer explains speed limits

A former road designer says “safety has nothing to do” with reducing the speed limits and police and governments can change them with no good reason. The government official cannot be named for job security reasons, but he gave us an example of a recent speed reduction. “The latest one …

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Fines reissued despite camera virus

Thousands of speed and red-light infringements recorded while 110 Victorian were infected by a software virus have now been reissued. The fines were withdrawn or suspended pending an investigation by Road Safety Camera Commissioner John Voyage. Despite Motorbike Writer only receiving confirmation on Thursday that the investigation had started, it …

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Speed camera fines suspended, not cancelled

Victorian Police have suspended, not cancelled, fines recorded by 55 fixed speed and red light cameras infected by “WannaCry” ransomware virus from June 6-23. Acting Deputy Commissioner Ross Guenther said almost 600 fines had been “cancelled” and “withdrawn” to retain the public confidence in the system. However, we checked with …

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Are satellite speed cameras coming?

This photo of a “Sat-Cam” two-way fixed speed camera unit on a “speed trial” on Mt Mee Rd northwest of Brisbane has many riders perplexed. Satellite cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, can measure average speed over long distances. They have been trialled in the UK, …

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