Campbelltown to get two new joint red light and speed cameras: FIND OUT WHERE
11 Jan 10 @ 04:03am by OLIVER MURRAY
Broughton Street's existing red light camera
JOINT speed and red light cameras will operate at two of Campbelltown’s busiest intersections this year.
The Moore Oxley Bypass and Broughton St intersection and the Narellan and Kellicar roads intersection are among 50 locations in NSW which will have the safety cameras installed.
There is already a red light camera at the Moore Oxley Bypass and Broughton St intersection, but the new devices at both intersections will also double as speed cameras.
There were 63 crashes at the Narellan and Kellicar roads site from 2003 to 2007, and 39 at the Moore Oxley Bypass and Broughton St intersection.
Campbelltown Mayor Aaron Rule supported any initiative to make the city’s roads safer, but questioned the need for cameras at the two locations.
``I would like to see the history of accidents at these locations before speed cameras were installed,’’ he said.
``We want to make sure motorists don’t run red lights or speed through intersections, but the council needs to see the evidence they’re needed.
``We need to know speed cameras are the best option.’’
The Macarthur Chronicle reported in July the RTA was planning to install a fixed speed camera on Blaxland Rd.
An RTA spokesman said Blaxland Rd was still a possible location for a camera.
Liberal councillor Russell Matheson said the two new safety cameras would be ``revenue raisers’’.
``I don’t think we really need them. It’s not going to stop people from speeding. It would be better to just have more police patrols,’’ he said.
An RTA spokesman said the cameras would be installed this year.
``Cameras are effective in reducing the road toll and making roads safer for all road-users,’’ he said.
``Red light cameras are particularly successful in reducing the number of right-angle crashes, also known as T-bone crashes.’’