FoI in Australia: speed cameras make a fast buck

A motorist is caught speeding in Victoria every minute (presumably not the same one), with revenue from fixed-speed cameras rising sharply in recent months.

The Brumby government is looking to pocket more than $430 million - or almost $1.2 million a day - from leadfooted motorists this year.

More than 1900 cars are snapped exceeding the speed limit every day in Victoria and the government is boosting technology and reducing man hours in its drive to nab the state's hoons.

Documents released under Freedom of Information show that more than 142,000 speeding motorists were hit with fines from fixed cameras in the first three months of this year. This was a 7 per cent increase on the same time last year.

Victoria speeding at one a minute rate (Herald Sun , 8 June 2009)