TAFKAS knows that the Cat attracts a discerning reader. And occasional influential reader. They may not comment, but they know who they are. TAFKAS is also a citizen of NSW so the following is from a NSW citizen’s perspective. There maybe similarities in other states and territories, but TAFKAS does not have sufficient knowledge about them.
TAFKAS recently got pinged with a speeding fine for travelling 50 kmh in a 40 zone. The signage was there, but not exactly clear. Worse, it was a transition from a 50 to 40 zone without clear transition markings but accompanied with a well functioning speed camera.
This is crap.
NSW has at least 9 speed limits on public roads – 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110. The transition markings between speeds are very poor and are often accompanied by speed traps – cameras and/or physical police with radars.
There cannot be an evidence supported basis for this many speed zones. This must be a system to extract optimal fine revenue more than managing and mitigating road incidents.
Can someone please ask the NSW roads minister why NSW has so many speed limits and what evidentiary basis is there to support road safety outcomes with this number of road speed limits. And if such evidence does exist (TAFKAS doubts it), there should be improved standards around driver signage and alerts.
This is crap.