Mobile speed cameras back in NSW by July

Out with the old technology and in with the new

The NSW Government will put its faith in technology and re-introduce mobile speed cameras as part of a $170 million road safety campaign.

The announcement by the minister for transport and roads, David Campbell, comes after 100 fatalities on NSW roads since the beginning of the year.

The changes mark the return of mobile speed cameras, which were shelved as the technology aged. But new digital cameras will be back on the roads from 19 July and the speed camera function at digital red-light safety camera sites will be turned on as the cameras are installed.

The NSW Centre for Road Safety in consultation with NSW Police will determine the locations of the mobile cameras and the RTA will list their location on its website every three months.

The RTA will begin operating six cameras initially. A one-month grace period applies, during which motorists caught speeding by a mobile speed camera receive a warning and no infringement.

Both Victoria and South Australia have already replaced the old wet film red light cameras with digital red light safety cameras that enforce speeding at all locations.

The program will also pilot electronic work diaries with other states to further improve heavy vehicle fatigue management and speed compliance.

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