The South Island's most prolific speed camera is taking a
The fixed speed camera on Caversham Valley Rd, near Lookout
Point, in Dunedin, was removed in recent weeks as part of a
multimillion-dollar highway safety upgrade.
New Zealand Transport Agency projects team manager Simon
Underwood said the camera was removed ''as part of the works
under way to improve the safety of this section of highway''.
''At this stage, we do not have any firm plans as to the
re-establishment of a speed camera in this vicinity,'' he
An Official Information Act request revealed the camera
snapped 3304 motorists during the 2011-12 financial year, the
highest number in the South Island.
Southern District acting road policing manager, Sergeant
Peter Muldrew said no decision had been made on whether a
speed camera would continue to operate at the site. ''Speed
cameras are placed in high-risk crash sites.
"This new piece of road will have high safety standards.
Therefore, the value of placing a speed camera there will
need further consideration.''
The project is expected to be completed by early 2015 and
cost up to $45 million.