10% of cars undetected by speed cameras
Monday Mar 13 09:07 AEDT
Up to 10 per cent of cars on NSW roads will escape being caught speeding by fixed speed cameras, a report says.
An analysis of the Roads Traffic Authority (RTA) obtained by The Daily Telegraph shows most cars will go undetected because they have worn out shock absorbers or unbalanced wheels that affect the readings.
Typically, between 3 to 10 per cent of vehicles may give zero speed results as they pass road sensors.
"This is absolutely normal," says the speed cameras' manual.
The cameras can snap a maximum of five vehicles a second.
In another revelation, the RTA permits its fixed speed cameras to operate with a margin of error of up to 2 kph under 100 kph and 2 per cent above that.
An RTA spokesman told the newspaper the 2 kph variation complies with international standards.