If there’s one thing that polarises drivers it’s the existence of speed cameras. Some believe they are simply plonked on the side of the road to raise revenue for the government, while others are adamant they save countless lives by forcing people to slow down.
For the record, the NRMA supports the use of speed cameras when they are positioned in black spots that will make the road safer in that area.
Love em or hate em, they’re not going anywhere soon.
“I am a professional driver and often see cars slow down right before a camera only to speed up again after they have passed it,” his submission starts.
“Obviously this is not having the effect in saving lives these cameras are meant to have.
“My suggestion is to remove all signs warning of the cameras and have a speed limit sign between 200 and 300 metres prior to any camera.”
Other SpeakOut members were quick to vote on the suggestion and many were against the idea. At the time of writing, 98 people had voted against it, while 28 supported the initiative.
While this member’s suggestion didn’t get the approval of the community, it’s an example of taking something we deal with every day and thinking of ways to make it better or more effective.
There are now dozens of suggestions like this – not just about roads, but also public transport, fuel prices and cycling – on SpeakOut.
It’s a great place to find out what other people are thinking – there’s a very good chance others share your frustrations and this is a great place to vote on ideas and join the discussion about the change you’re passionate about.
And of course we want to hear your ideas too. We want you to tell us what we should be championing and why we should be doing it.
So jump on to SpeakOut now and check it out.
What do you think of the suggestion to abolish speed camera signs?