New red light and speed cameras to help reduce road trauma

The State Government will install 10 new red light and speed cameras across metropolitan Adelaide to help improve road safety and crackdown on reckless drivers.

Seven of these new red light and speed camera locations will be near schools, cracking down on reckless drivers putting children’s lives at risk.

The installation of the new cameras follows the State Government’s audit of all speed cameras to ensure they are placed in locations to improve road safety and are not targeted at revenue raising.

The locations of these cameras include:

  • Maxwell Road/Main North Road intersection, Parafield;
  • Main North Road/Tolmer Road intersection, Elizabeth Park;
  • Globe Derby Drive/Port Wakefield Road intersection, Globe Derby Park;
  • Tapleys Hill Road/Old Port Road intersection, Royal Park (near Alberton Primary School);
  • Walkleys Road/Montague Road intersection, Ingle Farm (near Ingle Farm Primary School);
  • Stephen Terrace pedestrian crossing, Walkerville (near Walkerville Primary School);
  • Marion Road pedestrian crossing, Park Holme (near Ascot Park Primary School);
  • Beach Road pedestrian crossing, Morphett Vale (near Calvary Lutheran Primary School);
  • Ascot Avenue pedestrian crossing, Vale Park (near Vale Park Primary School).

A tenth new camera will be installed at the pedestrian crossing on Goodwood Road near the Daws Road/Goodwood Road/Springbank Road intersection, once the project to realign this intersection has been completed, near Springbank Secondary College.

“The Marshall Government delivered on its commitment to audit speed cameras across Adelaide to ensure they are not in locations to simply raise revenue,” said Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll.

“We are ensuring that identifying these new speed camera locations has been evidence based because we know that they help reduce the number of injury crashes.

“In fact, the audit the State Government commissioned evaluated 35 intersections and identified up to a 21 percent reduction in injury crashes at intersections where a fixed camera had been installed.

“The new camera locations were identified using a range of factors, including the number of injury crashes, driver behaviour and the presence of vulnerable road users.

“These cameras will improve safety for all road users by targeting drivers who run red lights and speed through intersections and pedestrian crossings near schools.

“That’s why seven of these new red light and speed camera locations are near schools.

“Reckless speeding is idiotic behaviour that puts lives at risk and can increase the possibility of a crash.”

Nine of the new cameras will be installed throughout August and become operational after strict testing by the South Australian Police.

The new cameras have been accompanied by new “red light and speed camera ahead” signs, which form part of the South Australian Government’s roll-out of larger signage to ensure greater awareness of fixed camera locations.

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