Queensland

New cameras to make Gold Coast roads safer

New combined red light speed cameras have now commenced operating at two high-risk sites on the Gold Coast.

The cameras situated at the Bermuda and Rudd Street intersection in Broadbeach Waters and at the Southport-Nerang and Currumburra Road intersection in Ashmore were switched on.

The Queensland Police Service working in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads carefully selected the sites for the two cameras based on the number and severity of speed and red-light-related road crashes at these locations.

Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said the combined speed and red light camera technology detected motorists who disobey the red traffic light, as well as motorists who speed through the intersection.

“Cameras won’t just detect a motorist disobeying a red light. If they are speeding through any coloured light they will face a speeding infringement as well”, he said.

‘‘All motorists had a responsibility to drive safely to ensure all Queenslanders get to their destinations safely.

‘‘These cameras will assist in reducing travel speeds at high-risk intersections by operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We want all road users to be compliant with traffic light signals and also travel at the speed limit through intersections.’’

The two new cameras will take the state’s total number of red light speed cameras to 22.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Source: QLD Police