Front And Rear Facing Mobile Speed Cameras Improves Safety

Front And Rear Facing Mobile Speed Cameras Improves Safety

Western Australia Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts

State Government Cracks Down On Speeding Motorcyclists

Victor P Taffa

  • Rear facing mobile speed cameras now active on Western Australia roads
  • Camera takes high-quality images of the front and back of target vehicles

McGowan Government has announced the introduction of new mobile speed cameras which capture high-quality images of both the front and rear of a vehicle.

“For too long, speeding motorcyclists have avoided detection by speed cameras because they have no front number plate.” Minister for Police and Road Safety Michelle Roberts said.

“While the majority of motorcyclists abide by the road rules, there are some who think they can thumb their noses at our speed limits.”

Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts unveiled the new cameras today, giving Police a greater capacity to detect and prosecute speeding motorcyclists.

Technology captures both front and rear images of the rider and registration of the motorcycle simultaneously providing Police with better evidence to identify and prosecute riders.

Up until now, only red-light speed cameras at selected intersections and some fixed speed cameras on the freeway have had the capacity to capture the rear registration plates of speeding motorcyclists.

New cameras are fitted to vehicles which can be parked on the side of a road and enable a vehicle’s speed to be read from the front, while the vehicle is photographed from behind.

Licence plates were removed from the front of motorcycles about 35 years ago, following concerns about the metal plates inflicting severe injuries to riders in the event of an accident.

On Western Australian roads this year, 25 motorcyclists have been killed and 19 seriously injured in crashes.

In many of those, speed was found to be a factor.