Driving Shock: NSW Gets Rid Of 10 Speed Cameras As Review Singles Out Ineffective Locations

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The NSW Government is doing its bit to demonstrate that speed cameras aren’t just the revenue raisers many suspect they are. Fresh from making Sydney’s CBD slow down to 40km/h roads minister Duncan Gay is ditching 10 more speed cameras across NSW.

The announcement comes in the wake of Transport for NSW’s annual speed camera performance review, a which this year reviewed 95 cameras and found 93 were doing the job intended, almost halving the number of crashes and injuries overall, with deaths down 90%.

However, speed cameras at Richmond Road, Berkshire Park and on the Great Western Highway at Hartley were found to be less effective and the review recommended they be further investigated and considered for removal.

You can read the full report here.

The cameras already going are:

    • Delhi Road, Macquarie Park
    • General Holmes Drive, Botany
    • Hume Highway, Burwood
    • M4 Motorway, Wentworthville
    • Sherwood Road, Merrylands West
    • Woy Woy Road, Kariong
    • Manns Road, West Gosford
    • Newcastle Road, Lambton
    • New England Highway, Murrurundi
    • Blackwall Road, Woy Woy North

The minister said all up, 34 cameras have been switched off since the reviews began adding that the camera at Sandgate on the Pacific Highway will also go once safety works are carried out.

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