Australian Drivers are taking advantage of less traffic on the roads, due to the Coronavirus lockdowns, and many are driving faster than they should.
But their speeding is costing them in more Fines and Penalties.
In Queensland, for example, there has been a 30% reduction in vehicles on the roads, but those that are driving seem to have forgotten the speed limits.
The overall rate of speed cameras detections increased by an average of 26%.
Fixed speed cameras at traffic lights increased 84%.
Fixed point to point camera detections climbed by 124%.
A few High speed examples:
- 115k in a 60k zone on Deception Bay Road at Deception Bay – April 24, 2020
- 140k in a 90k zone on Maroochydore Road at Forest Glen – April 23, 2020
- 147k in a 100k zone on Bruce Highway at Maryborough – April 23, 2020
- 156k in a 100k zone on Ipswich Motorway at Goodna – April 22, 2020
- 133k in a 110k zone on M1 at Ormeau – April 22, 2020
- 146k in a 100k zone on Bruce Highway, Bernaraby – April 13, 2020
- 112k in an 80k zone on Teviot Road, South Maclean – April 13, 2020
The Police are NOT in lockdown, they are still out there and are as active as ever. Speed Cameras are also still working.
There is the worry that more accidents could also happen, and increasing insurance costs could put car insurance premiums up. This, at a time when many drivers feel their premiums should be reduced, due to less driving.