German engineers sent to fix speed cameras

Engineers will fly from Germany to Adelaide in the next few weeks to try to repair a problem with 19 new speed cameras.

The Transport Department says there appears to be a software problem with the cameras, which cost $100,000 each.

The South Australian Government has committed to purchasing a further eight cameras from the German manufacturer.

The Transport Department's director of Metropolitan and Rural Operations, Flett Steele, says it is disappointing there has been a delay in getting the cameras up and running.

"It seems that randomly they work for a while then switch off, and the local distributor here hasn't been able to pinpoint a problem, which is why they've asked for the engineers from Germany to come out," he said.