New speed cameras may come to Coast
SUNSHINE Coast police are waiting to hear if they will share in new speed camera technology being distributed throughout Queensland.
Thirteen digital, mobile speed camera systems will replace some of the state's existing analogue (film-based) cameras.
The German-manufactured Vitronic Poliscan camera systems operate on scanning LIDAR technology, with lasers sweeping the road and precisely measuring the speed of up to six lanes of traffic travelling in opposite directions.
A complete chain of evidence is captured by the cameras, including a high-resolution image with details on speed, location, time and vehicle details.
The cameras can be deployed by an operator in a mobile speed camera vehicle or installed in purpose-built roadside housing.
The LIDAR devices have been used on the Coast, including by mobile patrols of Noosa North Shore.
Road Policing Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said the cameras had "proven to be an effective tool in detecting speeding drivers in Western Australia and other jurisdictions around the world".