Posted October 05, 2018 09:37:40 Queensland’s red light camera rollout is not over yet.
There is still work to be done and the state has not yet reached the end of the project, but a key area where the rollout is in the early stages is the ticket machines.
The State Government announced in September it was working with a private contractor to replace red light and speed cameras with a “smart ticketing system”.
The ticketing technology is already in use in Victoria, but not in Queensland.
The Queensland Government has already issued thousands of tickets, although only about one per cent of the state’s tickets are processed by a ticket machine.
“We know it’s not going to be easy but we’re making a conscious decision that it’s going to happen,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“What we’re trying to do is make sure that when we have tickets issued, that it is actually processed by the ticket machine.”
The Queensland Road Safety Authority said it has received about 600,000 requests for tickets since its launch in September, with about 80 per cent being processed.
“There’s always a lot of people that come in and don’t even know that there’s a red light or there’s not,” Superintendent Paul Withers said.
Mr Wither, who was part of the Queensland Government’s taskforce on the rollout, said the project was still being completed.
“The smart ticketing has already been rolled out to the other states,” he said.”[The Queensland road safety authority] is going to have a smart ticket system that is going out to other jurisdictions.”
The state government says the ticketing software will be installed in ticket machines on every motorway in Queensland and all state highways.
“When we have a red signal there’s going be a red flashing light on the right hand side of the motorway that says the speed limit is 50km/h,” Superintendent Wither said.
A smart ticket is similar to a digital ticketing machine but uses the same technology and features.
The Queensland State Government said tickets would be sent electronically and would be processed within 48 hours.
The state is also working with Transport for NSW to develop a technology to allow the automatic scanning of tickets and issuing of tickets.
The government is also planning to roll out the smart ticket technology to state highways in Queensland, including the Central Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
It said it would also provide funding to support the development of the technology in other areas.
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