A CONTROVERSIAL fixed speed camera has been reinstalled on the Gold Coast today after receiving a digital upgrade.
The Queensland Police Service commenced the replacement plan, which will upgrade nine existing fixed analogue speed cameras across Queensland with new digital technology over the coming months.
The first site to receive the upgrade was the fixed camera along the Gold Coast Highway at Broadbeach.
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It follows the recent completion of roadworks associated with the Gold Coast light rail.
Inspector Allan Hales from the Traffic Camera Office said the Broadbeach camera would be operational from today.
“This speed camera is now back in operation on the Gold Coast Highway at Broadbeach and drivers detected speeding in the area should expect an infringement in the mail,” Inspector Allan Hales said.
“The speed camera was still monitoring vehicle speeds while being upgraded and police are concerned that many motorists are still not complying with the 60 km/h speed limit in the area.
“With speed being a contributing factor to around one in five serious traffic crashes in Queensland, the QPS is committed to reducing drivers exceeding the speed limit on our roads.”
The remaining eight fixed speed camera sites across the state are scheduled for an upgrade over the coming months.
The new digital system no longer requires a white flash for illuminating speeding vehicles, instead utilises infra-red flash technology, improving night image quality and eliminating the impact on residents or drivers.