Yellow trailers are 'revenue raising plain and simple'
SPEED camera trailers are now in use on roads around Queensland as police ramp up their traffic blitz as part of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.
The five new yellow trailers will be managed remotely and used in high-risk areas where it is not safe or practical to deploy a police officer.
"As this is a new type of technology, tolerance levels will be phased in, starting with considerable speed margins which will allow the public to become familiar with the new equipment,” Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said.
One of the cameras has already been spotted on the Warrego Highway near Blacksoil.
What do you think about this? Here's what you said on Facebook:
Daz Dennis - "Revenue raising plain and simple.”
Barbara Quinn - "Police should be seen, not hiding cameras to get fines. Police should be out and about, not sitting behind a desk doing paperwork. More police on roads, less speeding, less DUI, less deaths.”
Ian Cope - "All these cameras and covert ways to fine you for speeding are obviously working at reducing the road toll... NOT! They are however filling the government coffers so they can give themselves more fodder at the pig trough.”
Regan Bow - "Why not paint it police colours so it stands out... after all it's about safety not revenue! Maybe put some red and blue flashing lights on it. Because that would really slow people down! But then where's the money in that!”
Mick Clifton - "Fines dont work, just look at the road toll, too many people with more money than brains, should introduce safe driving classes at school.”
Theo D'Ore - "How about making the roads safer first. QLD has the worst roads in the whole country as per official RACQ reports. Fines don't work.”
Maryanne Hobby - "Simple solution..., don't speed and you won't cop the fine to help them 'revenue raise'.
Dave Min - "They're meant to put signs out but they don't even bother no more, and they also hide these in bins in certain areas.”
Rodney Smith - "It's getting worse, too many fines.”
Sandy Dan Edwards - "And who is paying for these new cameras... the tax payer of course.”
Shay King - "If you are doing the right thing then you have nothing to worry about.”