Three streets earn $3 million in speeding fines
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May 12, 2009 07:30pm
SPEEDING drivers in three city streets have netted the State Government almost $3 million dollars in fines in 12 months.
South Tce was the highest revenue earner from speeding drivers with more than $1.5 in infringements logged there from January 1 to December 31 last year.
Jeffcott St, North Adelaide, came in a lucrative second, returning $998,383 with King William St ($896,692) and Peacock Rd ($598,141) in the city close behind.
Main North Rd at Gepps Cross, including the notorious "five-ways" intersection, was another popular spot for speeders with $473,540 in fines issued.
Victor Harbor Rd, Old Noarlunga, ($277,871) was the worse country location for speeding infringements and the ninth highest earner in SA.
The Government has released the top-20 speed trap locations in South Australia, which have poured millions of dollars into state coffers.
Police Minister Michael Wright said the results proved the Government was serious about improving road safety.
"This is about letting people know that if they speed in these locations there is a very good chance you will be caught and it will cost (them)," he said. "But the cost could be far greater should you injure yourself or others."
Speed cameras are deployed in locations earmarked by Traffic Intelligence which takes in the crash history of the location and nearby, driving habits reported historically in the area and the physical condition of a location as a potential road safety risk.
"Traffic safety cameras are a proven way of reducing death and injury on the roads," Mr Wright said. "(Driving) even a few kilometres over the (speed) limit can have a significant impact on the severity of a crash."
Top-20 locations/revenue – Henley Beach Rd, Henley Beach $147,420, Old South Rd, Old Reynella ($149,476), Queen St, Williamstown ($153,701), Main South Rd, Reynella ($154,763), North Tce, Port Elliot ($159,488), Main North Rd, Blair Athol ($161,621), Main South Rd, Old Noarlunga ($165,126), Grange Rd, Grange ($172,503), Walkerville Tce, Gilberton ($215,368), Military Rd, West Beach ($217,560), Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide ($248,554), Victor Harbor Rd, Old Noarlunga ($277,871), Dashwood Rd, Beaumont ($278,310), Ocean Blvd, Seacliff Park ($345,839), Osmond Tce, Norwood ($382,245), Main North Rd, Gepps Cross ($473,540), Peacock Rd, Adelaide ($598,141), King William Rd, Adelaide ($896,692), Jeffcott St, North Adelaide ($998,383), South Tce, Adelaide ($1,501,423).