Drivers wise up to speed cameras

October 14, 2006

REVENUE from the Illawarra's fixed speed cameras has plunged more than $1million in the past financial year as motorists become more clued up to speed camera locations.

Nearly 5000 fewer motorists were snapped on seven cameras around the region in the past financial year, from a high of 16,322 in 2004-05.

And that means motorists are forking out significantly less money in dreaded speeding fines.

Money raised from the cameras plunged from $2.1million to just over $1million in the two consecutive financial years, in a trend that is being mirrored around NSW.

The drop is partly due to a reduction in the least serious speeding fine from $130 to $75.

However, motorists are also becoming more familiar with camera locations, says the NRMA.