Athllon Drive speed cameras on the move

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SHANE Rattenbury says the point to point camera system on Athllon Drive will be relocated, following a review of the ACT’s road safety camera locations.

“The review, undertaken by Martin Small Consulting, clearly shows that the current location is not suitable, given the number of intersections and stopping points between the two cameras,” Shane said.

“The review aimed to develop improved siting criteria for the placement of fixed road safety cameras, review the ACT’s existing camera locations, and identify high priority locations for future placement of cameras.

“The review confirmed Hindmarsh Drive’s suitability for point to point cameras but found that the site on Athllon drive was not suitable and recommended a new site be found for the cameras.

“We will now undertake a feasibility study on potential sites for the relocated cameras. The review recommended Tuggeranong Parkway and Parkes Way as possible sites for point to point cameras.

“We will also examine whether the point to point cameras could be relocated to the new Majura Parkway. This road also has the characteristics of a point to point camera site but was not investigated during the review, as it was still under construction.

The review found that all other existing fixed midblock cameras were appropriately located on roads that ranked highly in terms of the number of crashes per kilometre of road. The existing red-light cameras were also identified as being well placed, with eight of the 12 existing sites appearing on the list of top 20 intersection sites.

“Following the recommendations in the review, the Government will ensure all new fixed midblock cameras are placed on sections of road with a high concentration of crashes,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Following the comprehensive reviews of the ACT’s road safety cameras, we have a highly robust and evidence-driven approach to locating road safety cameras to ensure they have the best benefits for road safety,” Mr Rattenbury concluded.

The full report on the Martin Small review of the ACT road safety cameras can be downloaded from the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s website justice.act.gov.au

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