North-West permanent speed cameras to go live


Two permanent speed cameras on the Bass Highway in the State’s north-west are set to go live from 12pm tomorrow (Wednesday 18 November).


Permanent speed cameras on the Bass Highway at Wivenhoe near Burnie and at East Devonport near Victoria Bridge will be capable of operating in multiple directions.


This will bring the number of permanent speed cameras to go live to seven.


Infringements will be issued for speed offences from 12pm Wednesday 18 November 2015.


The cameras will be permanently in place and are able to operate 24/7. Please drive safely and drive to the conditions.


Speed remains the number one factor in fatal and serious injury crashes and our aim is to remind motorists to keep within the speed limit.


Fixed cameras are a proven deterrent to speeding and the locations have been chosen to maximise their impact.


We want them to enhance drivers’ awareness of their speed, not just when they’re near them but all the time.


The $470,000 project, funded by the Road Safety Advisory Council, will make more police available to undertake other road safety duties, particularly on higher speed rural roads.


Tasmania has a network of advisory signs reminding motorists that speed cameras operate within the State