New speed and red-light cameras in operation

RACQ has warned Queensland drivers to beware of new fixed speed and red-light cameras now in operation.

The new cameras were installed at high risk intersections at Camira, Edens Landing, Mackenzie, Yamanto, Gympie, Mt Sheridan and Warwick.

RACQ Head of Technical and Safety Policy Steve Spalding said speed and red-light cameras were important tools for road safety.

“We know some motorists complain that these cameras are being used for revenue raising but this is simply not the case.  Their locations are determined by the crash history or red-light running,” Mr Spalding said.

Assistant Queensland Police Commissioner Mike Keating said the combined red-light speed camera technology would detect motorists who disobeyed the red traffic light, as well as motorists who sped through the intersection.

“All motorists have a responsibility to drive safely to ensure all Queenslanders get to their destinations safely,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.

“These cameras will assist in reducing travel speeds at high-risk intersections by operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We want all road users to be compliant with traffic light signals and also travel at the speed limit through intersections.’’

Mr Spalding urged drivers not to try and beat the lights, as they not only risked a fine, but could kill someone.

“Speeding through intersections, or running red lights is extremely dangerous and these new cameras will ensure those who continue do it get caught – hopefully before they cause a serious crash.”