GOLD Coast drivers are racking up millions of dollars in fines annually, with thousands being snapped by speed cameras deployed across the city.
Figures obtained by The Bulletin reveal Ashmore’s Wardoo Street is paved with gold when it comes to lining government coffers.
In one four-hour speed camera stint, almost 400 drivers were caught exceeding the 60km/h limit.
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Police have released the speed camera sites that netted the highest number of lead-footed drivers during the past three months.
The road works on the M1 at Robina continue to be a prime moneymaker, with almost 1000 drivers nabbed speeding through the construction zone on three separate days, despite repeated police warnings.
However, the list of speeding hot spots is rounded out by suburban streets that have reduced speed limits.
Gold Coast road policing boss Senior Sergeant Bradyn Murphy said drivers seemed to have slowed down on the M1.
“High visibility patrols on the M1 have been obviously been effective, but it is frustrating the people continue to ignore the road works and continue to drive through the area at speed,” he said.
The results show that drivers are continuing to ignore speed limits through the suburban areas.
Original article written by Robyn Wuth, To read it in full, head to the Gold Coast Bulletin website.