Everyone knows you’re not supposed to go over the speed limit; they’re there for a reason.
But if you’ve ever been in a rush, or just careless – you may have pushed your foot down a little too hard and gotten a big fine in the mail.
Here’s everything you need to know about speed cameras.
Speeding anywhere above the limit is dangerous. Department of Transport and Main Roads cites that “around half of all speed-related fatalities happen at 10km/h or less above the speed limit.”
Road crash data from 2012-2017 showed that over 1000 people were killed or injured in speed-related crashes – either as an occupant or impacted by a speeding car, and in 2017 just over twenty per cent of the road toll in Queensland was attributed to speed.
So there is clearly a problem with drivers taking their chances with the speed limit, but even though implementing speed cameras is proven to slow people down ¬– drivers still risk it to get home faster, or to show off to their friends.
Let’s break it down.
First, there are four types of speed camera: fixed, mobile, red light and point-to-point.
At the time of writing, the fines for speeding in Queensland are:
Less than 13km/h over the limit – $168 + 1 demerit point
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