The NSW Government will reinstate warning signs at mobile speed camera locations from January 1, 2023. As before the Covid-19 pandemic, any mobile speed camera will be required to have a warning sign placed before and after the vehicle as well as roof-mounted signage. The decision is in response to communities and motorists about the optics of hidden mobile speed cameras that have been present in NSW since 2010, though have recently been a subject of contention.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, warning signs both ahead of the speed camera locations and on the car’s roofs were removed and some entirely unmarked MG ZS small SUVs were spotted on the roads. The threshold for low-level speeding fines also dropped during that time.
Taxi industry bigwigs will meet in a bid to work out how to crackdown on drivers refusing to turn on their meters and forcing passengers to negotiate a set fare before letting them in their vehicles.
Martin Rogers, the CEO of the NSW Taxi Council, told The Daily Telegraph he would organise an urgent meeting with representatives from across the state’s taxi networks in a bid to restrict the illegal practice, saying that drivers would also be hit with suspensions and fines amid a concerning rise in incidents.
Weary travellers catching cabs at Brisbane Airport are being overcharged by dodgy taxi drivers who refuse to use or honour their meters.
The illegal behaviour is known across party precincts in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. A safety advocacy group for Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley also raised concerns about drunken revellers sparking violence if they cannot get home.
Frequent flyer Mina Dunstan has lived in Hong Kong for 17 years, but regularly travels to Brisbane and did so on October 15.