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Trevor Collett | Dec, 15 2015 | 8 Comments

It may perplex the other states, but the New South Wales Government remains committed to signposting all of its speed and red light cameras.

So much so, that rather than decrease or eliminate signage - as has recently been implemented in the Northern Territory and Queensland - the state is increasing signage for its mobile camera network.

Upon their reintroduction, mobile cameras were accompanied only by a single roadside sign to inform drivers that their ‘speed had been checked’.

Later, two additional signs were introduced to provide more advanced warning before a mobile speed camera and another sign once the camera had been passed.

Drivers will now see a new sign when they approach mobile speed cameras in NSW, which informs them of the current speed limit.

“We don’t want your money - we want you to slow down - we want to save your life and the lives of your loved ones,” NSW Roads Minister, Duncan Gay said.

“There’s simply no excuse for speeding so we’re introducing mobile speed camera cars that cannot be missed."

Mobile speed camera vehicles will also undergo a makeover, with the State Government spending around $100,000 to deck the vehicles out in a new ‘high visibility’ paint scheme.

NRMA President Kyle Loades welcomed the new signs and brighter paintwork.

“Mobile speed cameras play an important role as one of a suite of measures to make our roads safer - but that’s not to say we can’t make them fairer and more transparent,” Mr Loades said.

“If motorists are given a fairer chance to adjust their speed limit and drive to the conditions than it will not only reduce the number of motorists who get fined, but also make our roads safer.”

The changes follow the NSW Government’s announcement last month that the traffic camera program is set to rake in more than $200 million for 2015.

For the remaining states, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia in most cases do not provide warning signs for speed cameras while the Australian Capital Territory does.

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