Over speeding vehicles may soon be a thing of the past. State of Victoria will soon have high tech cameras to capture the over speeding vehicles on the road.
As confirmed by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services (via The Age), the new cameras will be able to capture front and rear licence plates of vehicles speeding across multiple lanes even in the night time.
These high tech cameras will also be able to capture night time detection other than over speeding vehicles thus increasing the security of the area.
Government has approved a new tender regarding the sale and installation of new 141 speed cameras costing a total of $17.1 million. The installation of these new cameras will be complete in next four years.
The Ministry seems keen to adopt the latest technology when it comes to residents' and road safety despite the high cost. This is a crucial part of Victoria's 10-year Road Safety Strategy which will ensure it safe for every user.
Victoria has a range of road cameras including mobile camera, point-to-point camera for speed detection and other fixed cameras to capture unregistered vehicles and drivers who are not following the traffic rules.
The present cameras are quite old now as they are around 23 years old. They capture a fussy image of the number vehicle of the over speeding vehicles. Still they manage to earn revenue of around $100 million a year.
They also fail to capture the over speeding motorcycles as they don't have the front facing registration plates. They have a limited night time use as well.
Victoria has one of the high density roads in Australia. Population in Victoria is linked through an extensive network of high quality highways and freeways. These roads are shared by various modes of road transport such as trucks, trams, taxis, cars, motorcycles and bicycles.
All these factors make road safety a primary concern among the authorities. The number of fatalities recorded due to over speeding rose considerably in 2011 which led the authorities to take actions.
So next time, before zipping down the roads of Victoria, think twice. This time there will be no escape.