The result was more than twice the revenue from speeding fines compared to the previous financial year, despite 274 road fatalities between September 2021-2022 – a tragic 21 more than the year prior.
The NSW government listened to backlash against hidden cameras. As of April 2022 changes were made to aid visibility, starting with signs on top of mobile cameras being reinstated.
In September 2022, the NSW government introduced new guidelines to prevent mobile speed cameras from ‘hiding’ behind trees, poles, or parked cars.
“We have had a number of instances where mobile speed cameras have parked behind trees or poles, making it difficult for drivers to be alert to a mobile speed camera operating in the area,” Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway said.
“I want motorists to slow down, drive to the speed limit and get home to their families safely.
“These additional warning signs will help educate drivers in real time, giving them advanced warning to slow down at these high-risk points of our road network.
NSW will continue with its hidden phone detection cameras.
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