Drivers beware new speed trap

SPEED cameras on the northbound lanes of the Bruce Hwy between Beerburrum and Landsborough will finally begin operating as point-to-point cameras on Wednesday.

The cameras have been operating as fixed speed cameras since early August while testing of the point-to-point enforcement system was undertaken.

Police Minister Neil Roberts said yesterday that testing had been completed, allowing the cameras to be brought on-line.

The two cameras are located 14.5km apart and will record the time vehicles take to travel the distance.

"Police will then be able to determine the average speed of vehicles and issue infringement notices to drivers exceeding the speed limit," Mr Roberts said.

Queensland Police Service State Traffic Support Branch Chief Superintendent Bob Gee said that during trials of the cameras last month and this month, the average speed of vehicles over the 14.5km stretch had been as high as 169kmh.

Drivers exceeding the speed limit at either of the camera locations on the highway, or having an average speed exceeding the speed limit between any of the three cameras will be detected. Drivers will be issued with one infringement notice for the highest speed detected.

Gympie Times

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