41,000 motorists caught by top 10 mobile speed cameras

The State’s 10 most lucrative mobile speed camera locations have been revealed, with more than 41,000 infringements worth approximately $8 million handed out last year.

The busiest site, at Hale Street, Petrie Terrace, issued more than 18,000 speed notices, which accounted for 40 percent of infringements.

The Hale St location issued nearly five times as many as the next most prolific camera on the Logan Motorway at Drewvale.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said there were many factors that made the Hale Street a hot-spot for speeding.

“You’ve got a lot of traffic movements as people try lining up for the right lanes, whether that is related to them not watching their speedo enough to make sure they’re staying within the limit,” Mr Spalding said.

“Or whether it’s because it’s on a gradient and people are less watching their speed, they’re the things you can only assume might play a part.”

Mr Spalding said speed cameras were necessary but RACQ preferred other options to unmarked mobile cameras.

“Our members overwhelming and repeatedly tell us they want to see a visible police presence, like a cop on the road, that is there to deal with all those road safety behaviours,” he said.

“We’ll keep calling on the State Government to fund an increase in the number of on-road police officers to ensure we get the balance right.”

Qld’s 10 most lucrative mobile speed camera locations*:
Hale St, Petrie Terrace $3,369,330
Logan Motorway, Drewvale $887,460
Eumundi-Noosa Road, Doonan $518,190
Cunningham Highway, Willowvale $586,240
Warrego Highway, Withcott $493,080
Warrego Highway, Brassall $565,820
Milton Road, Auchenflower $409,240
Pacific Highway, Mudgeeraba $503,000
Western Freeway, Toowong $424,700
Kessels Road, Nathan $405,880

*Figures first published by The Courier Mail