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Australia SA's highest-earning speed camera moved to catch out more motorists

14:53  10 july  2018
14:53  10 july  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Mobile speed cameras typically work out of parked vans, however, they can still catch motorists from a moving vehicle. Can a mobile camera detect your speed on the opposite side of FIND OUT : What other motorway cameras can catch you speeding ?

Image: 9News South Australia’ s highest - earning velocity digicam is being upgraded to catch much more motorists . “It is simply excessive I reckon,” one truck driver informed 9News. “We’re all the time the goal, we’re all the time made out to be the dangerous individuals and we’re not.”

a sign on the side of the street: The new speed camera is set to sting many more drivers. Picture: 9News© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The new speed camera is set to sting many more drivers. Picture: 9News South Australia's highest-earning speed camera is being upgraded to catch even more motorists.

The fixed camera on the South Eastern Freeway at Leawood Gardens is being relocated a short distance up the hill and a high-tech replacement installed, specifically aimed at detecting speeding trucks and buses.

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Mobile speed cameras typically work out of parked vans, however, they can still catch motorists from a moving vehicle. Can a mobile camera detect your speed on the opposite side of FIND OUT : What other motorway cameras can catch you speeding ? How can I find where speed cameras are located?

Old model four-wheel-drives, vans and unmarked station wagons are common vehicles being used to catch unsuspecting motorists speeding . A single mobile speed camera has handed out over 18,000 tickets resulting in more than million in fines in just a year.

Work at the site is underway, with the foundations currently being ripped up.

But the upgrade has infuriated motorists.

The State Government says the move will enable the camera to catch more speeding trucks and buses.

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IF you thought speed cameras were only there to catch out drivers who go too fast, think again. The bright yellow devices can pick up on a lot more than Between August and November in 2015, nearly 700 motorists in the north east were nobbled by the yellow boxes for offences other than speeding .

New speed camera being rolled out across Victoria will have the ability to catch a lot more drivers with new high -tech tools keeping a closer eye on motorists . 9NEWS can exclusively reveal the 100 new cameras can be placed where old cameras couldn’t before.

"It's just over the top I reckon," one truck driver told 9News.

"We're always the target, we're always made out to be the bad people and we're not."

a group of men riding on the back of a truck: The camera raked in a mammoth $4 million in fines last year. Picture: 9NEWS© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The camera raked in a mammoth $4 million in fines last year. Picture: 9NEWS Last year, the camera raked in nearly $4 million in fines, equating to around $11,000 a day, but the State Government insists the upgrade is not about revenue raising.

"We know that's a notorious intersection, obviously, and this is a safety operation to make sure that trucks and buses are detected," Police Minister Corey Wingard says.

Questions as to why the camera didn't already detect speeding buses and trucks have been put to the Transport Department, which is yet to respond.

It's also unclear when the new camera will start operating.


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