ANOTHER fixed speed camera could be rolled out to deter offenders from one of the Gold Coast’s worst speeding hot spots following calls from concerned residents.
Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas MP is lobbying for a fixed speed camera to be introduced on Hinkler Drive at Worongary to allay residents’ fears of a serious accident.
“Residents have told me they’re worried about speeding motorists on Hinkler Drive who often use the road to avoid the Pacific Motorway,” Mr Douglas said.
“I’ve asked the Police and Emergency Services Minister to urgently consider a camera to deter speeding motorists.
“Gold Coast City Councillor Glenn Tozer also shared his concerns with me, particularly given the volume of offences recorded on the road.
“I’ve heard that residents in the area have been the target of aggressive drivers who break the 50 km speed zones and put the lives of others at risk constantly.
Mr Douglas said residents were also concerned about the number of heavy vehicles using Hinkler Drive as a bypass to the motorway, causing a large amount of carbon monoxide in the local neighbourhood.
“The area has been described by the local media as the city’s worst speeding hot spot since it opened in 2007.
“I am also seeking the assistance of Nerang Police for increased speed monitoring and enforcement in the area.”