Police under fire for speed cameras

  • 03/01/2016
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Police are under fire for their use of speed cameras, as figures show they're doing little to reduce our road toll.

321 people died in crashes last year - the highest number since 2010.

Speed camera revenue dropped to around $25 million for the first nine months of 2015, although nearly 10 percent of that was from just two cameras in the Wellington region.

Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the Dog and Lemon website, says the cameras at Porirua and the Ngauranga Gorge are nothing more than a nuisance.

“It’s inconvenienced and alienated millions of New Zealand motorists who are, largely, law-abiding, without doing a thing about the actual high-risk groups who cause most speed-related accidents.”

Mr Matthew-Wilson says the Government should instead focus on safety features such as building barriers.

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