No speed camera for hoon hot spot

A SPEED camera will not be installed at one of the Gold Coast’s most notorious speeding hot spots, despite desperate calls from concerned residents and councillors.

Residents have expressed their concerns with local politicians over speeding drivers who often use Hinkler Drive at Worongary to avoid the Pacific Motorway.

Member for Gaven Dr Alex Douglas asked the Minister for Transport and Main Roads to install a camera in the area following a barrage of complaints by angered residents and Gold Coast City Councillor Glenn Tozer.


He says he’s disappointed that there are no current plans for a fixed camera.

“The Minister has told me his department has noted the location for future consideration but at this stage there are no plans for a camera,” Mr Douglas said.

Mr Douglas has urged residents to report dangerous driving to the police as they maintain a traffic complaints database which enables decisions to be made regarding enforcement issues.

“I had hoped that the Camera Detected Offence Program would make a camera available,” Mr Douglas said.

“They use information such as a history of crashes as a result of speeding to determine camera locations, and these are on sections of road which are often difficult or unsafe to monitor by using other enforcement methods.”