Queensland installing more point-to-point cameras

You shouldn't be speeding, but soon there'll be more cameras in Queensland where you won't just be able to do the last-minute stab of the brake pedal to get out of a fine.

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William Stopford
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Queensland is rolling out more point-to-point speed cameras.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has confirmed it’s installing two each year through to, and including, the 2023/24 financial year.

It has yet to announce where these will be installed, though highways in the most populous south-eastern corner of the state seem likely.

There are currently only two pairs of point-to-point cameras in operation within the entire state, and they’re both located quite close to each other on the Bruce Highway.

One pair tracks the speeds of vehicles traveling between Johnston Road, Glass House Mountains and Old Caloundra Road, Landsborough, while the other is on the southbound lanes of the highway between Landsborough and Elimbah.

Another pair of point-to-point cameras on the Mount Lindesay Highway was decommissioned in 2019.

Point-to-point cameras are positioned along the length of a road and calculate a driver’s average speed between the two points.

If your average speed exceeds the speed limit, you’ll receive a fine.

As with other fixed speed cameras, point-to-point cameras operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Like fixed speed cameras, they can also detect your speed at one of their points.

With just two pairs of point-to-point cameras, Queensland is well behind states like South Australia where there’s more than a dozen.

Even the Australian Capital Territory, which has an area of just 0.12 per cent the size of Queensland, has half as many cameras as the Sunshine State.


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