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ACT Road Cameras Raking In More Than $23,000 Each Day Photo:
 
 
Trevor Collett | Apr, 18 2013 | 2 Comments

Motorists in Australia's capital are forking out more than $23,266 per day in fixed speed and red light camera fines.

Just four of the 49 cameras located across the ACT were responsible for an incredible 46 percent of the total revenue raised, totalling $11.85 million over three years.

A camera monitoring an 80 km/h zone on the Barton Highway has proved the most lucrative, with a return of almost $4 million since 2010, despite several large warning signs preceding it.

Despite these statistics, obtained by Fairfax under the Freedom of Information act, annual revenue from camera infringements has actually fallen overall in the last two years.

Around $9 million was raised by the cameras in 2010, dropping to $8.3 million in 2011 and $8.1 million last year.

However the number of fines issued has defied the revenue trend with 2000 extra infringement notices issued in 2012 compared to 2011.

The average fine in 2010 set the offender back $167 with a similar figure recorded in 2011. In 2012 however, the average fine had fallen to $156.

Installation of the first point-to-point average speed camera in the ACT, which is located on Hindmarsh Drive, has proved a revenue success with $469,000 raised during its first year, courtesy of 3,285 fines.

 
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