As part of a strategy to reduce deaths and serious injuries on our roads, Tasmania Police has installed eight permanent speed cameras around the State.
They will be a permanent deterrent to speeding on higher risk roads.
The cameras are spread throughout the State in locations that meet several criteria, including a high number of traffic incidents, a high speed limit and a high volume of traffic.
Speed cameras are installed in the following locations:
- Southern Outlet at Tolmans Hill (South)
- Tasman Highway at Cambridge Park (South)
- Brooker Highway at Queens Domain (South)
- Brooker Highway at Rosetta (South)
- Bass Highway at Wivenhoe (North-West)
- Bass Highway at East Devonport (North-West)
- Midland Highway north of Campbell Town (North)
- Midland Highway at Kings Meadows Link Road (North).
Potential locations were assessed for suitability against criteria such as volume of traffic, number of traffic incidents, two-way visibility and availability of power supply.
Preference has been given to higher speed zones with high traffic volume such as the major routes in and out of cities. This is consistent with the Auditor-General’s 2009 report on Speed Detection Devices, and the Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2007-2016.
The fixed speed cameras will be able to operate 24/7 and will free up police to undertake other road safety duties, particularly on higher speed rural roads.