- A mobile speed camera on Hale Street at Petrie Terrace raised $3million in a year
- That camera is the most lucrative in Queensland, and issued over 18,000 tickets
- Earning five times as much as second-ranked camera, it made $16,760 per hour
A single mobile speed camera has handed out over 18,000 tickets resulting in more than $3million in fines in just a year.
The camera, located on Hale Street in the inner city Brisbane suburb of Petrie Terrace, raised five times more money than the next most lucrative location.
Police documents reveal the camera made $16,760 for every hour it was in operation, and contributed to $8million in infringements across Queensland.
A single mobile speed camera has handed out over 18,000 tickets resulting in more than $3million in fines in just a year (pictured is a mobile speed camera on Brisbane’s M1)
The Hale Street camera earned $2.4million more than the second most prolific camera, located on the Logan Motorway at Drewvale, The Courier Mail reported.
Steve Spalding from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland said the large number of fines may be due to a high number of traffic movements in the area.
‘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,’ he said.
The camera, located on Hale Street (pictured) in the inner city Brisbane suburb of Petrie Terrace, raised five times more money than the next most lucrative location
Mr Spalding said while speed cameras are required, the RACQ said unmarked mobile speed cameras are not the preferred option to deal with speeding drivers.
Queensland’s Top Ten Speed Cameras
1. Hale Street, Petrie Terrace – $3,369,330
2. Logan Motorway, Drewvale – $887,460
3. Eumundi-Noose Road, Doonan – $518,190
4. Cunningham Highway, Willowvale – $586,240
5. Warrego Highway, Brassall – $565,820
6. Pacific Highway, Mudgeeraba – $503,000
7. Warrego Highway, Withcott – $493,080
8. Western Freeway, Toowong – $424,700
9. Milton Road, Auchenflower – $409,240
10. Kessels Road, Nathan – $405,880
‘Our members overwhelming and repeatedly tell us they like to see a visible police presence like a cop on the road,’ he said.
Harold Scruby of The Pedestrian Council of Australia said his organisation prefers point-to-point cameras, as they force people to keep to the speed limit.
‘The vast majority of people who speed, go through a speed camera and the second they’re through it they speed up again,’ he said.
The Hale Street camera was responsible for more than 40 per cent of the 41,000 speeding infringements issued by the top ten Queensland cameras.
Of the 18,000 tickets issued by the Hale Street camera, 14,800 punished drivers who were going less than 13km/h over the speed limit.
Only nine drivers were caught going more than 40km/h over the limit, but 3000 were travelling 13 to 20km/h faster than allowed.