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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

If You're Driving In Oz, Smile at the Camera

NEW South Wales' nastiest speed trap has caught out 71,288 motorists and raised millions for a Government which loves revenue from fines.

Two cameras pointing each way on one pole at Cleveland St, in Sydney's Moore Park, netted more than $7 million from June 2008 to June this year.

It is the biggest revenue haul of any set of cameras at a time when revenue has dropped by more than $17 million across the state compared with the same time last year, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Angry motorists believe the haul was increased by officials dropping the speed limit on the stretch of road from 60km/h to 50km/h on the day the cameras were installed in 2007.

"The day the camera came on line I drove out the gate and the camera went off, I thought, 'I am only doing 60' and I looked up and there was a 50km/h sign. It was the first day I saw that sign," a worker at the Moore Park driving range said yesterday.

link: Two speed cameras net $7 million a year for NSW Government | Top stories |


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