A NUMBER of new speed cameras, including a combined red light speed camera, have been installed in southeast Queensland in an effort to improve road safety.
The Queensland Police Service together with Transport and Main Roads (TMR) installed the combined red light speed camera on Kingston Road where it meets Muchow Road at Waterford West.
Police say the intersection has been identified as a high-risk intersection from road crash data analysis undertaken by TMR.
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Two additional point-to-point cameras have been installed in the southbound lanes of the Bruce Hwy between Landsborough and Elimbah and in both directions on the Mount Lindesay Hwy between Jimboomba and Park Ridge South.
Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said advisory signs have been installed at all locations for several months in preparation for the new cameras.
“The aim of these cameras is to deter drivers from speeding or disobeying red light signals as the consequences of this risky behaviour is known to contribute to road crashes,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.
“Speeding and disobeying signals is illegal and dangerous. Driving through red lights or speeding through intersections is dangerous driving behaviour that can have serious or fatal consequences.
“It is anticipated that the average (P2P) speed camera systems will encourage drivers to comply with the speed limit for these roads.
“It is everyone’s responsibility to drive safely. We are urging motorists to travel at the appropriate speed for the conditions and the posted speed limits at all times.”
The new cameras have been operating since Friday.