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  1. MORE than 115 leadfoots a day are being snared by a new fixed speed camera on Kwinana Freeway in Como - the latest cash cow for road-safety coffers. WA Police statistics show that 3597 drivers were issued with fines in the first month after the camera was switched on in mid-July. Of those, 120 speedsters were travelling at more than 20km/h over the 100km/h speed limit, including eight hoons at speeds of 41km/h or more. The Como speed trap is the state's second fixed freeway speed camera. The first, on Mitchell Freeway in Innaloo, has nabbed a staggering 14,759 people since January. But, unlike the Innaloo camera, the Como device has been rolled out with little fanfare. State Traffic Operations Commander Michelle Fyfe said police would continue to target drivers who risked their lives and the safety of others. "The speed limits are there for a reason. They are there to keep everybody safe and to make sure everybody gets to their destination safely," she said. Late last year, WA Police bought several German-made metal cabinets to house speed cameras on freeways and highways. Previously, the only fixed devices were dual speed and red-light cameras at intersections. Other fixed freeway speed cameras are due to be installed on Kwinana Freeway in Success, Roe Highway in Willetton and on Mitchell Freeway in Stirling before October. The rollout comes two years after Monash University Professor Max Cameron mooted fixed speed cameras and point-to-point for WA freeways and highways as a key road safety measure. Police Minister Liza Harvey said fixed speed cameras were part of the State Government's $30 million enhanced speed-enforcement program. From July 1, all revenue from fixed speed and red-light cameras goes to the Road Trauma Trust Funds, which aims to reduce death and serious injury by upgrading roads, increasing alcohol and drug testing and extra police traffic enforcement. Kwinana Fwy near Como and South Perth is one of WA's most favoured speeding stretches, with 20,283 fines netting $3 million issued in the 2010-2011 financial year. NABBED: THE COMO FREEWAY CAMERA'S FIRST MONTH OF OPERATION. July 12 to August 12, 2012. Under 9km/h: 2620 :mad: Between 10-19km/h: 857 Between 20-29km/h: 92 Between 30-39km/h: 20 More than 41km/h: 8 Source: WA Police
  2. PommyPaul

    salt on the roads nsw

    next time you see that advert for a car saying no rust, country car or hear the 'theres no salt on aussie roads' be warned..... they salt the roads out my way, don't kinow about other areas or states
  3. 3 Hours to get from north brissy to sunshine coast . 1 crash on the brisbane highway and the hole of the north side is F~~~ed . OZ is great apart from there crapy highway . Mm and calm :nah: Eddie .. Goes with out saying hope no body was hurt.:yes:
  4. As many as 58% of Britain's A-roads and 25% of motorways fail to rate as safe, a survey has revealed. Single-carriageway A-roads were rated as the most dangerous roads, said the Road Safety Foundation survey covering risk levels for the last nine years. A 7.5 mile stretch of the A537 from Macclesfield in Cheshire to Buxton in Derbyshire remains one of Britain's most dangerous roads, with a 42% rise in the number of fatal and serious collisions since last year. The RSF said that of the 27 fatal and serious accidents on this stretch of road, 18 involved motorcyclists but Cheshire County Council's efforts to improve the safety of the road mean that when motorcyclists are excluded from the analysis, this stretch becomes one of Britain's safest roads. Overall, when motorcyclist collisions are removed from the league table, the four-mile stretch of the A675 between Higher Walton and the M65 (J3) in Lancashire is Britain's most dangerous road. Of the "persistently higher risk" roads, eight out of 10 were in the north of England around the Buxton, Sheffield, Macclesfield and Yorkshire and Humberside areas. The foundation added that a 27-mile stretch of single carriageway on the A40 between Carmarthen and Llandovery in Wales was Britain's most improved road. The previous level of 54 fatal and serious collisions had been cut by more than 80% to 10 by introducing measures such as resurfacing. RSF director Dr Joanne Hill said: "Overwhelmingly, the UK's highest-risk roads are single-carriageways. Motorways and primary A-roads are the ones drivers use to travel longer journeys, such as for holidays or for long-distance haulage. "But it is the busy non-primary routes - the ones that take volumes of traffic at all hours between towns and villages across Britain - that the new survey shows represent the highest risk, accounting for 62% of all road deaths." The foundation's study took account of more than 28,000 of Britain's motorway and A-roads. Dr Hill said: "Over half of Britain's road deaths are concentrated on the 10% of the network we have mapped. Despite significant advances in knowledge, engineering practice and road-safety countermeasures, 60% of the A-road sections do not achieve even the top two safest risk bands that we would expect. She added: "In the past, authorities have successfully focused on removing isolated blackspots. Now they must switch their approach and target safety measures along the risky A-routes. We need safe villages, safe junctions, safe roadsides and safe overtaking."
  5. AnxiousMum

    Toll Roads around Melbourne?????

    Hi all, Can someone tell me what the Toll Roads are in Melbourne, and do I need to pay for this? Is it like the Dartford Crossing where you pay as you go through? Or do I have to buy a pass or something? Have no idea what we do here, or if we even need to be worried about it?
  6. I have to drive about 5ks a day over potholed, corrogated unsealed road to get to work... arghhh any tips for not killing tyres, bushes etc?
  7. Guest

    queensland roads

    I read the Courier Mail on line everyday and it seems that they are always reporting road fatalities, in particular the Bruce highway has been mentioned quite a bit lately. This has absoutely terrified me and when I mentioned it to my oh he said Queensland was huge and you need to put it in to perspective with the UK but Im thinking if I take my kids there and they are involved in an accident I will never forgive myself (god forbid) this is the only reservation I have about making the move sorry for the depressing topic but any feed back from people in queensland will be much appreciated