By Andree Withey ABC News
Queensland's first point-to-point speed cameras will be operating on the Bruce Highway on the state's Sunshine Coast tomorrow.
Two cameras on the highway between Beerburrum and Landsborough will average the speed taken to travel 14 kilometres.
Police Minister Neil Roberts says that stretch of the Bruce Highway is known for serious car crashes.
"Motorists who believe they can speed on this section of road will have three chances of getting a ticket," he said.
"It will be either at the beginning or the end or indeed the average speed travelled over that distance."
He says the system has been trialled and is ready to roll out.
"We need to be sure that they are going to be 100 per cent accurate in terms of the technology so they can stand up in court," he said.
"We've learnt from some of the lessons in Victoria in terms of the timing of the camera system.
"It's now been verified as being accurate and ready to go so it'll be operating in Queensland for the first time from tomorrow."
He says the technology will improve road safety.
"The thing with speed cameras is they do reduce the speed of motorists over time," he said.
"We've got clear evidence from our fixed speed cameras and our mobile and covert speed cameras that over time, the number of detections per 1,000 vehicles has been lowering quite significantly.
"That's a good thing and I'm confident that we'll see that with this point-to-point location as well."
Mr Roberts says there is no plan to roll out new speed cameras across Queensland.
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