Let’s face it when they buy a BRZ, Subaru customers are looking for a thrilling coupe driving experience. However, it may be a better idea to save that heavy foot for weekend track days as we see more and more speeds cameras rolled out across the country. Not long ago, you would drive for a long time before you saw any speed cameras at all and now they seem almost ubiquitous. In this article, we will look at Australia’s top earning speed cameras and how much money they make.
The Speed Cameras in Western Australia
Here in WA, we are covered by a series of both mobile and fixed speed camera systems. Any local will quickly tell you that the mobile speed camera units are the ones that seem to be growing in popularity. These units are put in place to prevent speeding in high risk areas and to catch certain red light offenses.
Opponents of these little tripod mounted devices have a differing opinion entirely. The general consensus seems to be that if there is a real risk in a particular area, then a fixed in place camera would be a more ideal alternative. The cynic would point out that fixed speeding cameras can be documented and easily circumvented. However, a mobile speeding camera can be set up quickly anywhere to generate revenue from unsuspecting drivers that are unaware of a camera in the area.
In fact, the locations of these mobile speed camera units are widely publicised on local radio stations and in newspapers. Around 40-50 of these cameras seem to be on our roads at any given time, but if you spend some time to plan your route you will know where they are and appropriate driving measures can be taken.
Fixed Speeding Cameras
The WA state government announced in July 2017 that they would be installing a further 25 fixed speeding cameras in and around the Perth area. The locations are still “yet to be determined,” and they will be added to the existing five cameras in place on the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways.
These existing and the proposed new speeding cameras are point to point models. They are designed to measure your driving speed over a set distance, and they will automatically send you a fine if you’re average speed is too high. These fixed speeding cameras will be in place somewhere in the city within 2019 at the latest.
At the moment, it’s particularly hard to really find out which are the highest ranking ten speeding camera locations for generating revenue. This is because as we mentioned earlier, many of these speeding cameras are actually moving around on a weekly basis. They are often concealed behind trees or bushes, and no speed warning is issued at all. The fixed in place speeding cameras that make the most money are listed as follows in no particular order:
- Great Eastern Highway, Burlong
- Roe Highway, Beckenham
- Roe Highway, Willetton
- Kwinana Freeway, Como
- Kwinana Freeway, Murdoch
- Mitchell Freeway, Stirling
- Mitchell Freeway, Innaloo
- Graham Farmer Freeway, Burswood
Between them, these eight speeding cameras have racked up $97 million.
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