Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Southern District welcome new safe speed cameras

"Southern District welcome new safe speed cameras"

New safe speed cameras to help improve safety and prevent road trauma:

Five new safe speed cameras will start operating next week in the Southern Police district in an effort to lower speeds and reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.

“Road crashes have devastating impacts on families and communities,” says Inspector Peter McKennie, Operations Manager Road Policing.

Dunedin Southern Motorway in Burnside, King Edward Street in South Dunedin, Otatara Road in New River Ferry, Maclaggan Street in Dunedin Central, and Wansbeck Street in Oamaru are among 33 locations across the country where new digital cameras are being installed.

This is part of the third phase of the $10m static camera expansion programme announced in July 2013.

The cameras are in areas that have been identified as having a high crash risk based on detailed analysis by independent traffic experts on fatal and injury crashes in the area.

“We know from international experience that safe speed cameras have an impact on slowing people down, and that’s what we want,” says Inspector McKennie.

“This is why we’re placing safe speed cameras at this and other sites, to encourage people to reduce their speed, which in turn helps reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.”

Inspector McKennie says that while some people believe camera infringements are about revenue collecting, they are not.

Police does not retain the money from camera infringements, the money goes into the Crown’s consolidated fund.

“We’re only interested in the impact the cameras have on encouraging people to slow down to safe and appropriate speeds, so they get to their destination safely.”

The expansion programme will continue to be backed by other measures, including a highly visible Police presence on high risk routes.

“All road users have a part to play in keeping our roads safe.

We encourage drivers to protect themselves and their families by driving to the conditions and within the speed limit, driving sober and alert, and making sure everyone in the car wears a safety belt.

“Let’s work together and make sure everybody gets where they’re going safely,” Inspector McKennie says.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Thompson+ Clark, And Russia’s FIFA World Cup

Daily, the coalition government keeps running into examples of the toxic legacy left behind by National – and just as regularly, even the simple fixes are proving stubbornly difficult to enact. Take the case of the security firm Thompson + Clark, which has been employed – time and again - by state agencies over the past decade, to spy on (and provide security against) ordinary New Zealanders engaged in lawful forms of protest. More>>

 

HiveMind: Fair Enough? How Should New Zealanders Be Taxed?

Have Your Say! Scoop and PEP invite you to share your issues, ideas and perspectives on the NZ tax system with other New Zealanders using Scoop’s HiveMind tool. This Tax HiveMind is intended to complement and feed into the review being run by the Government-appointed Tax Working Group (TWG), which is looking at the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system with a 10-year time horizon. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The GCSB’s Security Hang-Up With Russia

So our GCSB has chimed in, alongside its British, Australian and US allies, with warnings about a “fresh wave” of Russian cyber attacks, although the warning has been curiously framed. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Europe Trip: CHOGM & Bilateral Meetings

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in urope for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meetings with counterparts in Paris and Berlin. More>>

ALSO:

Hit And Run: AG Gives Approval For Inquiry

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced a Government Inquiry will be held into Operation Burnham and related events. The operation undertaken in Tirgiran Valley, Afghanistan, ... More>>

ALSO:

Addressing Climate Change: No New Offshore Exploration Permits

The Coalition Government is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Road Safety Summit: Actions To Improve Identified

The Local Government Road Safety Summit held last week identified actions that will lead to lasting changes to road safety in New Zealand, says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages