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Speed camera revenue doubles

As always, it is not just Victorian motorists that are getting screwed over by revenue raising cameras. As the following story shows, it is also happening to QLD motorists as well and it is about to get a lot worse for them too.

This video details that speed camera revenue has doubled in QLD in the past 12 months and is going to get worse, as more cameras are introduced. You can see it for yourself here – http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/queensland/watch/c74c9d52-21e5-323b-b94f-aff6a4829dee/speed-cam-revenue-doubles/

The message is clear and is stated perfectly in this story – “cops save lives, not cameras”. If the State governments are serious about road safety and their insistence that cameras are not about revenue raising then they need to divert all the money they intend to spend on cameras to employing more police and putting them on the street. They will make far less money but the roads will be a lot safer because, as we keep trying to explain to people, a speed camera can’t stop someone at the moment that they are driving dangerously, a cop can!

Instead of introducing seven times more cameras – that will have zero impact on the road toll – instead, employ seven times more traffic cops and direct them to only pull over people who are actually driving dangerously, irrespective of speed they are actually doing. That is the sort of thing – combined with better driver education and government funded advanced driver training courses – that will ultimately make our roads safer.

Finally, as per the section above, we urge all QLD motorists to write and phone Duncan Gay and ask him to justify the introduction of all these additional cameras when the road toll continues to increase – clearly proving that the cameras are simply about revenue raising and have nothing at all to do with road safety. And, while you’re at it, ask him to provide you with some proof that all the money raised from speed cameras is being funneled into road safety, as he suggests. Oh, and ask him how they are paying for all those new cameras too – we’re pretty sure that you can put 2 and 2 together and see what is really going on here.

Again, with all due respect, we have to be blunt and tell you that if you don’t take a few minutes out to challenge Duncan Gay and object to the horrendous increase in revenue that has occurred over the past 12 months -and is predicted to rise again – then you only have yourselves to blame.

We, The People, are the strongest force in this country and we have to power to make changes – the thing is that you have to actually exercise the power that you have and fight back!