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Speed camera on the way for Pukehina

The latest camera is being constructed on State Highway 2 near Otamarakau Valley Road.

Eastern Link commuters are the next in line to receive one of many speed cameras being established at locations across the country.

Pukehina is the location of the latest speed camera installation, which is situated on State Highway 2, about 500m from Otamarakau Valley Road.

A police media spokesperson says the camera is currently in its construction phase.

It is not live yet, and police could not confirm when it would be expected to be up and running.

“Media will be notified once the camera starts operating.”

The installation is part of a $10m static camera expansion programme which involves 33 cameras being installed at locations across the country at high crash risk areas.

“We know from international experience that safe speed cameras do have an impact on slowing people down, particularly around the sphere of influence of the camera,” says Operations Manager Road Policing, Inspector Peter McKennie.

“This is why we are working to place safe speed cameras at this and other sites, to encourage people to reduce their mean speeds, which, when coupled with road safety improvements and other measures, helps to reduce deaths and injuries.”

Peter says Police isn’t interested in camera fines.

“We’re only interested in the impact the cameras have in encouraging people to slow down to safe and appropriate speeds and get to their destination safely.

“This will also continue to be backed by other measures, such as maintaining a highly visible Police presence on high risk routes and other enforcement tools.

“It’s quite simple, if people drive at an appropriate and safe speed for the road and the conditions, they’ll be in no danger of getting a ticket - or, more importantly, being involved in a crash.”

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worthless

Posted on 16-02-2018 13:09 | By Capt_Kaveman

waste of money

Rip off

Posted on 11-02-2018 17:05 | By Told you

Please publish statistics of the number of accidents in the area of the speed camera.Call to the Police to front up and justify.

here we go again

Posted on 10-02-2018 21:32 | By old trucker

REVENUE GATHERING i say, how much does all this cost,and agree with Heavy Haulage police dont care,and when something happens they call on us for information, yeah right, and then sting us for 4k over, not long ago the blue line would have been doing ( a guestamit) 120 ks hr down Hewletts road in bus lane, and you know what ,had his mobile phone up to his right ear, go figure,if that was up its a fine,double standards ’’eh’’ anyway this is my thoughts only on this subject, Thankyou Sunlive No1, 10-4 out. phew.ps GO HEAVY HAULAGE, been in that seat for years,been there done that and seen a lot, stay safe and keep the shiny side up, keep on Truckin as my Friend Lisa Kelly would say 10-4 out.

Total waste of money!

Posted on 09-02-2018 21:38 | By The Caveman

ALL the local speedsters will know where it is - hit the brakes, get down to the legal speed and then SPEED UP. The only people that will get strung will be the travelers who happen to be 4km over the limit. OH and all the "travelers" with a good TOM TOM, NAVMAN etc will get a electronic warning from their gizmo that there is a FIXED speed camera just down the road !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerching

Posted on 09-02-2018 18:00 | By maildrop

Plenty of suckers to reel in. It is simply a tax on stupid people. Pay up.

Really?

Posted on 09-02-2018 15:48 | By Heavy Haulage

I would have thought that the police would be targeting bad driving. It is bad driving that causes accidents and deaths. In the last week or so I have seen a car on its roof in someones front yard in Morea, (its still there) another one on its roof just at the bottom of the hill past Rainbow mountain in a paddock near Reparoa and this morning a car that looks like it rolled in the 70 zone just by Okeri Falls... no doubt they will all be let off to kill someone next time... I have a dash cam full of these idiots and the clever police cant seem to work out why the death toll keeps on climbing.