TWO new combined red light speed cameras have been installed at two high-risk sites on the Gold Coast in an effort to improve road safety.
The cameras, situated at the Bermuda and Rudd Street intersection in Broadbeach Waters and at the Southport-Nerang and Currumburra Road intersection in Ashmore, were switched on today.
Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said the combined speed and red light camera technology detected motorists who disobey the red traffic light, as well as motorists who speed through the intersection.
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“Cameras won’t just detect a motorist disobeying a red light. If they are speeding through any coloured light they will face a speeding infringement as well”, he said.
“All motorists had a responsibility to drive safely to ensure all Queenslanders get to their destinations safely.
‘”These cameras will assist in reducing travel speeds at high-risk intersections by operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Police say the intersections were selected for the cameras based on the number and severity of speed and red-light-related road crashes.
The two new cameras will take the state’s total number of red light speed cameras to 22.