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Thirty-three new speed cameras going in

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017
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The next phase of a $10 million Government speed camera construction project will be rolled out in the coming months, with 33 cameras to be installed across the country.

Downer ITS were confirmed as the successful tenderer on Wednesday for the project, which will put fixed speed cameras in locations from Kamo to Invercargill.

Two further sites are still to be finalised.

The project, signed off by the Government in July 2013, will put 56 cameras across New Zealand in areas with the highest risk of speed-related crashes, following detailed analysis from independent experts and consultation with councils.

The national manager of road policing, Superintendent Steve Greally, says the cameras will likely become operational early next year.

"Evidence shows that fixed cameras on average reduce fatal and serious injury crashes by about 20 per cent [in each camera's proximity]," he said.

Fifteen fixed cameras have been installed since 2013 and two more are undergoing final testing.

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