Additional warning signs will be introduced around all mobile speed cameras across NSW, to enhance driver awareness of enforcement.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said ensuring local roads are as safe as possible for pedestrians and motorists is an absolute priority for the NSW government.
“Speed cameras play an important role in keeping commuters safe by reducing fatalities across our road network, including at high-risk areas,” Mr Saunders said.
“But we have heard loud and clear from the community on this issue, so from January 1 next year, all mobile speed cameras will have portable signage placed both before and after the camera.
“These additional warning signs will give drivers advanced warning to slow down at these high-risk points of our road network.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said mobile speed cameras are about ensuring motorists are driving safely and to the speed limit.
“Displaying warning signage on mobile speed cameras sends a message to motorists to slow down, potentially saving their life,” Mr Farraway said.
“In fact, around two thirds of speeding drivers or riders involved in fatal and serious injury crashes over the last five years were travelling less than 10km/h over the sign posted speed limit.
“We want motorists to slow down, drive to the speed limit and get home to their families safely.”