RMS to monitor Wagga speed camera operators 


MOBILE speed camera operators in Wagga have been warned - do the wrong thing and you will be replaced. 

Those behind the wheel were put on notice at a meeting between Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) and representatives from Redflex - the company contracted to carry out speed compliance operations until 2016 - today.

An RMS spokeswoman said the meeting was prompted by concerns raised by Wagga residents about the placement of enforcement vehicles.

"Disregard of compliance standards, which are in place to protect the mobile speed camera operator as well as other road users, will not be tolerated," the spokeswoman said.

"Regular random checks will be carried out at this location and if further issues arise Redflex will be directed to replace any operator failing to meet standards."

That location is understood to be Lake Albert Road, where a white speed enforcement utility was snapped by a reader of The Daily Advertiser  parked in the bike lane last week.

The vehicles have also found themselves criticised by motorists for creating a potential fire hazard by parking in long, dry grass and for the incorrect placement of warning signs.

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Questions have also been asked over the locations chosen for speed checks.   

"Mobile speed cameras aim to change driver behaviour and reduce fatalities on the road network caused by speeding," the spokeswoman said.

"Roads and Maritime thanks community members for their vigilance reporting this issue."

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