More speed camera removal in New South Wales

Ten more speed cameras are ready to be removed from the roads of New South Wales, the government said, as road safety takes a different track.

The NSW government's transport division said some cameras were providing little benefit to improving road safety in their respective areas. This week, Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay said those cameras that were proven to be ineffective were being removed in favour of a different tact.

In an October 1 media release, Mr Gay said: "I am delighted today to personally help remove the first of 10 speed cameras to come out in the next few weeks across NSW.

"Before we remove any camera we carry out safety works such as additional signage, barriers and markings and that work has been finished [across several] locations."

The latest roads to have their speed cameras snapped up are:

  • Woy Woy Road, Kariong
  • Manns Road, West Gosford
  • Newcastle Road, Lambton
  • New England Highway, Murrurundi
  • Blackwall Road, Woy Woy North
  • Delhi Road, Macquarie Park
  • General Holmes Drive, Botany
  • Hume Highway, Burwood
  • M4 Motorway, Wentworthville
  • Sherwood Road, Merrylands West

Fleet services

Fleet managers will be aware of the risks that can come from breaches of road safety, with companies in some states liable to receive the fines of their drivers.

Balancing a road safety program that offers a company and its employees physical and financial security can be a challenge to fleet services.

To this end, managing a fleet and observing its characteristics with analytical data has been one way many fleet managers have improved their company's commitment to road safety.

Speed Cameras: Good or Bad?

Despite being infamous across Australia, Mr Gay went on to say that speed cameras have had a positive effect on improving road safety.

"This year's annual audit has delivered significant results, finding that fixed speed cameras have saved 53 lives and prevented 919 people from being injured in the last five years," he said.

"We've recorded a 90 per cent drop in deaths and a 40 per cent drop in injuries at these sites."

Those who want to improve their company's road safety can find advice on the benefits of software for fleet management and how reporting can provide a holistic way to organise and secure your fleet.