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Concerns the removal of speed camera warning signs is a revenue raising exercise

Jim Wilson
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Speeding fines have skyrocketed due to warning signs being taken off speed cameras in NSW.

The decision is being put under the microscope by a Parliamentary Inquiry which will decide if this move is about saving lives or whether it is a revenue raising exercise.

Jo Haylen, Shadow Transport Minister, told Jim Wilson if the move was for safety we should have seen the amount of speeding fines decrease.

“Fines have increased from $2.3 million in 2019/2020 to $23.3 million in 2021. We need to have confidence in the system,” she said.

“This afternoon in this Parliamentary Inquiry we heard some sensible contributions from the former Minister for roads who said it was the wrong decision to remove the warning signs.

“What we want is people not speeding in the first place, for us it has been trying to prevent that, giving fair warning, slowing people down, preventing accidents rather than you getting a fine in the mail two to three weeks later, that doesn’t seem logical.”

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