WA's first fixed speed camera will be installed this week on the Mitchell Freeway in a bid to slow down speeding motorists and reduce WA's road toll.
Road Safety Minister Rob Johnson said the camera would be placed northbound near the Karrinyup Road exit.
There were four fatal and two critical injury speed-related crashes on that section of the freeway between 2006 and 2010.
“Speed camera operations in this area detected 18 per cent of vehicles exceeding the speed limit between August and December 2011,” Mr Johnson said.
“It is recognised nationally and worldwide that the use of fixed cameras, combined with mobile and red light speed cameras, is one of the most effective ways of reducing the level of speed-related crashes.
“These cameras will complement the additional motorcycle police patrols on Perth’s freeways and main arterial roads and ensure motorists drive at safe speeds to reduce the risk of serious and fatal crashes.”
Mr Johnson said any motorist who wanted to ignore the new fixed cameras would be financially contributing to the Road Trauma Trust Account , which currently receives two-thirds of all revenue raised from speed and red light camera infringements.
From July next year, the RTTA will receive 100 per cent of all camera revenue.
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