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Contradiction in speed warning messages

In a blatant contradiction, NSW police have collected almost $500,000 in fines from motorists flashing their headlights over the same five years a NSW road safety ad claimed motorists’ lives would have been saved if they had known about a speed camera. The fines were imposed on motorists flashing their …

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Speed camera fines ‘not affected’ by virus

The “WannaCry” ransomware virus that affected 110 Victorian speed cameras in June 2017 and disrupted organisations including the British National Health Service, Russian Interior Ministry and Deutsche Bahn railways did not corrupt speed and red-light fines, a report has found. Police withdrew 600 fines and suspended 55,000 infringements pending the investigation by …

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Are there too many changes in speed zones?

Despite a 2014 Austroads report finding there are too many speed zones and the frequency of zone changes is too high, chances of authorities making any changes as a result of the report are minimal, an Austroads official admits. The 116-page “Model National Guidelines for Setting Speed Limits at High-Rick …

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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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