Speed Cameras Must Be Used The Right Way

Speed Cameras Must Be Used The Right Way

Tasmania Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Management Elise Archer

Minister’s Priorities Warped Over Speed Camera Operators

Victor P Taffa

Comments made today by the Minister David O’Byrne that automating speed cameras “will not send the wrong message to lead-footed Tasmanian motorists” shows how out of touch he is as Police Minister, according to Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Management Elise Archer.

“There is absolutely no doubt that high visibility civilian-operated speed cameras act as a major deterrent to dangerous driving on our roads, which is reinforced by the Tasmania Police’s ‘high-visibility Policing strategy’.”

“If the Minister’s answer to reining in spending is to remove the human element from speed camera operation, then it is just further proof of just how out of touch he is.” Ms. Archer said.

 

“Removing the human element and high-visibility Policing strategy from speed camera operation is another example of how the safety of Tasmanians is being put at risk simply because of Green-Labor budget mismanagement.”

“The Liberals have raised this issue in Parliament on numerous occasions since the Minister’s savage budget cuts were announced, and we will continue to fight for the safety of Tasmanians on our roads.” Ms. Archer said.