New speed cameras rolled out at high crash areas across the country

A speed camera.
A speed camera. Photo credit: file

New speed cameras have been installed in parts of Auckland and Otago as part of a $10 million safety initiative.

The new static cameras are part of an expansion programme announced in 2013, with 33 expected to be rolled out overall.

All cameras will go to areas identified as having a high crash risk based upon analysis by traffic experts.

Police say the cameras will go a long way towards making dangerous roads safer.

"We know from international experience that safe speed cameras have an impact on slowing people down, and that's what we want," said operations manager road policing Inspector Peter McKennie.

"This is why we're placing safe speed cameras at this and other sites, to encourage people to reduce their speed, which in turn helps reduce deaths and injuries on our roads."

The latest crop of cameras were installed as part of the third phase of the programme, and focuses on Auckland and Otago.

Auckland's new cameras:

  • Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough
  • Rata Street, New Lynn
  • Mahia Rd, Wattle Downs

Otago's new cameras:

  • Dunedin Southern Motorway, Burnside
  • King Edward St, south Dunedin
  • Otatara Rd, New River Ferry
  • Maclaggan St, Dunedin central
  • Wansbeck St, Oamaru