A Marshall Liberal Government will conduct an audit of speed cameras to make sure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
The audit will consider two questions:
The outcomes of the audit will be disclosed publicly.
The RAA has repeatedly highlighted instances where speed camera use is questionable and not achieving the road safety outcomes desired.
Over the past 10 years, the cost of speeding fines has risen by more than 100%, increasing total annual revenue from fines and penalties to over $141 million.
We do not dispute the use of cameras to deter speeding and encourage safer use of our roads but South Australians need assurance that speed cameras aren’t being used as a cash cow for the government and are solely dedicated to locations where their use will reduce the number of accidents on our roads.
That’s why we will undertake an audit to ensure speed cameras are improving road safety.