At the moment there is a lot of talk about the government removing the warning signs for fixed and mobile speed cameras.
Those for it say if people are unaware of the location they are more likely to behave themselves on the road and keep within speed limits.
Those against it claim it's simply a revenue-earner for a cash-strapped State government and will not alter driver habits.
My views are that all fixed speed cameras should be converted to average speed cameras, as used to monitor heavy vehicles only at the moment.
A fixed speed camera grabs you if you have drifted over the speed limit at a particular time - sometimes a simple mistake.
Wrong, I know, but humans are imperfect.
Average speed cameras set, say, a kilometre apart paint a much truer picture of a driver's behaviour.
Pinged by these cameras there can be no doubt the driver is speeding.
Currently average speed cameras do not affect smaller vehicles.
But maybe the time is at hand to overhaul the speed camera scheme totally.
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