The State Liberals have reiterated calls for the Weatherill Labor Government to conduct an audit of traffic cameras to make sure that they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
Latest figures have revealed that revenue from mobile speed cameras has risen almost 50 per cent in the past four years.
In the same period, money raised by mobile speed-camera fines has increased from $17.6 million to $26.2 million.
“Cameras should be used as a road safety mechanism and the cameras that aren’t there for road safety should be removed,” said Shadow Transport Minister David Pisoni.
“South Australian motorists are feeling that they are a cash cow for this Government.
“South Australians need to know that the use of speed cameras is solely dedicated to reducing the number of accidents on our roads.
“The State Liberals have repeatedly called on the Weatherill Labor Government to conduct an audit of speed cameras to make sure that cameras are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
“However, the Weatherill Labor Government has refused to do so, demonstrating that they have something to hide.
“If they have nothing to hide, then they would conduct an audit.
“The Weatherill Labor Government should not be using speed cameras or red light cameras to raise revenue to top up their mismanaged budget.”