More speed cameras are expected to be introduced in New South Wales as part of what is called a raft of measures to curb the “soaring” death toll on the state’s roads.
The Daily Mail in Australia reports that the state Premier Gladys Berejiklian hopes to introduce a package after the cabinet was told last week there was a serious injury or fatality on NSW roads every 41 minutes.
It says the measures – which are understood to include more point-to-point cameras – will be further discussed when parliament resumes next week.
There are calls to extend the average speed system – which in NSW only applies to heavy vehicles – to cover all speeding drivers.
The report says last year saw 392 people die on NSW roads, up 12 from 2016, with the toll increasing every year since hitting its lowest point in 2014. It says speed accounted for nine more deaths in 2017 than 2016.