Red light and speed cameras catch thousands

RACQ has slammed rogue drivers after the State’s busiest speed and red light camera captured almost 30,000 motorists putting lives at risk.
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The Courier Mail reported the worst intersection in Queensland for speeding and red light running in 2020 was at Broadbeach Waters where 28,522 infringement notices were issued for both offences at the corner of Bermuda and Rudd streets.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said it was disappointing so many drivers were risking a serious crash. 

“When some one runs a red light, or speeds through an intersection they’re playing with people’s lives,” Ms Ritchie said. 

“Aside from the obvious danger of a crash with another vehicle, they risk hitting a vulnerable road user – like a cyclist or pedestrian, and that’s likely to end in tragedy. 

“We’re also reminding drivers while there’s absolutely no reason to be running a red light they should also see the yellow traffic light as the start of the red, not the end of the green, and slow to stop - not speed to get through the intersection.”

Ms Ritchie warned Queenslanders hefty fines would be handed out to those caught flouting the law. 

“We had a shocking 2020 in terms of the number of people killed on our roads and already we’ve lost 50 lives so far this year so it beggars belief these drivers are disobeying simple rules like the speed limit, or stopping at a red light.

“Quite apart from the possible loss of life, running reds will earn you three demerit points and a $400 fine and speeding infringements can run even higher in demerit points and fines.

“Our members tell us a visible police presence helps them stick to the speed limit, so we’ll always push for more on road policing to help keep our roads safe, but fixed-speed, mobile and point-to-point cameras are part of the resources police use, so avoid a fine by simply sticking to the road rules.” 

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