From Friday, September 6, the Athllon Drive point to point cameras will operate in both directions, between Beasley Street in Mawson and Drakeford Drive in Tuggeranong.
Attorney-General Simon Corbell says the camera sites were chosen based on a Forward Design Study and advice from an independent engineering consultant, who applied a 50:50 weighting of safety and traffic factors.
“This takes into account the need to influence the driving behaviour of a large number of motorists, while also reducing the potential for crashes at locations which have historically experienced higher numbers of crashes,” he says.
“ACT crash data shows there were 568 crashes on the Athllon Drive corridor from Beasley Street to Drakeford Drive, including crashes at the intersections with those roads, between 2008 and 2012. This included 40 crashes where people were injured.”