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Drop in speeding fines after camera operators cut

A REPORT today revealed speeding fines in Tasmania dropped yet again.

A report outlined in the Mercury today shows that infringements dropped from 24,000 for the first five months of 2012 to just 7300 for the same period this year.

The CPSU warned the government that if it cut the jobs of civilian speed camera operators this would be the result.

Since the decision to sack these workers there have been ongoing media reports showing the number of speeding fines falling.

Other impacts the CPSU warned about were rising costs, vandalism and taking officers from other duties.

A CPSU media release in March 2012 stated slashing civilian speed camera operators would be a bad decision for road safety.

Read the media release here.

 

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