Now speed cameras are being ‘hidden’ in SCHOOLS: Twenty drivers are caught over the limit every hour after a camera is placed behind trees inside school grounds
- 974 drivers were caught speeding in two weeks by a speed camera in a school
- The camera was active for four hours on school days at a Brisbane high school
- It detected 20 motorists per hour but drivers think it is just ‘revenue raising’
A speed camera ‘hidden’ in a school caught 20 speeding motorists per hour, and drivers are not happy about it.
In two weeks 974 speeders were caught by the camera at Whites Hill State College in Brisbane suburb Camp Hill.
The camera was placed off the road behind trees and down a slope past the school crossing.
Whites Hill State College hosted a speed camera for two weeks in which time 974 speeders were caught
Shadow Transport and Main Roads Minister Steve Minnikin said speed cameras ‘should not be positioned in a way that it is mere revenue raising for state government coffers’, the Courier Mail reports.
State Labor Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly said the shadow minister’s comments were ‘rubbish’.
‘The reality is we don’t raise revenue from speeding tickets. That money goes back into road safety initiatives,’ Mr Kelly said.
‘At the end of the day, I prioritise keeping our school kids safe.’
Over half of the 974 speeders were more than 10km/h above the speed limit.
An average of 20 speeders were caught per hour during the camera’s short stint at the school (agency image)
The highest detected speed was 69km/h in the 40km/h school zone.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said ‘the camera was not requested by the school’.
‘Permission and approval were provided from the school prior to its deployment at that location,’ she said.
Whites Hill State College and the Queensland Department of Education declined to comment.
The camera has been taken down after two weeks at Whites Hill State College.
Speed cameras ‘should not be positioned in a way that it is mere revenue raising for state government coffers,’ Shadow Transport and Main Roads Minister Steve Minnikin said (agency image)