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Australia The speed camera taking more than $7m a year from drivers

15:06  04 august  2020
15:06  04 august  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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The District issued more than 1 million speed - camera tickets last year , according to data released Wednesday, a record high for a city that has In Maryland, state law allows speed cameras within a half-mile of a school, and the hours of enforcement are limited to between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Drivers

Funding speed cameras from speeding tickets is now banned, and recent financing from council and police coffers At £100 a time, that number alone would raise more than £58million. The courses are voluntary and are offered to drivers caught exceeding the speed limit by speed cameras or by

There are calls for more signage in Sydney's major road tunnels after new data showed an increase in the number of motorists being fined for speeding.

There have been 22,000 drivers fined for breaking the speed limit inside the WestConnex M4 East tunnel, generating $7.1 million in penalties since September.

It's the state's most lucrative speed camera, but others aren't far behind.

a sign on a pole: Certain speed cameras are raking in millions for the NSW government. © 9News Certain speed cameras are raking in millions for the NSW government.

The Eastern Distributor has raised $5.5 million, followed by the Lane Cove tunnel ($3.9 million) and the M5 tunnel ($2.6 million).

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The UK's top 10 most lucrative speed cameras revealed - and they rake in £3 million a year from motorists. Are there more speed cameras on smart motorways? Also mounted on gantries are speed cameras which catch drivers straying over the speed limit. The AA estimates that a record 7

Speed cameras raked in more than £87million in a year but have failed to make a significant impact on road casualties. Peter Roberts, founder and chief executive of the Drivers ’ Alliance, said London generated the most from speed camera fines, taking nearly £6.3 million in 2008/09 alone.

The only roadside camera to make the top five is at Kogarah on the Princes Highway, with $2.5 million.

The NRMA is urging the state government to review speed limit signage to ensure drivers have no excuse for breaking the rules.

"Something's wrong in these tunnels," spokesman Peter Khoury said.

"The government needs to look at what they can do to make it safer."

Data obtained by 9News from Revenue NSW showed 445,252 drivers were penalised for speeding this financial year, up from 438,629 the previous one.

a street filled with lots of traffic: There are calls for change. © 9News There are calls for change.

And that's despite traffic volumes plummeting for two months due to COVID-19 restrictions.

There are 25 speed cameras across Sydney which each generate more than $1 million a year.

"Clearly we need to do more in these strategic locations," Mr Khoury said.

"They're the same locations every time this list comes up."

The $178 million-plus generated this year from speeding and red light offences is redirected into road safety upgrades and pedestrian crossings.

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