WA to test new speed cameras

Posted August 10, 2009 10:02:00
Updated August 10, 2009 10:00:00

The Police Minister says new speed cameras set to come into force in Western Australia will have a significant impact on the behaviour of motorists.
Rob Johnson says point-to-point cameras can measure a vehicle's average speed over a set distance and can be set up to 30 kilometres apart.
Mr Johnson says the cameras could be rolled out on major roads across the state, including the freeways and the soon to be completed Perth to Bunbury Highway.
"I would hope that they will be in place within six to 12 months," he said.
"I believe they will achieve a significant reduction in those people who speed and put their lives and other people's lives at risk."