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New speed cameras may be faulty, camera operators set to walk off job – The Age

Hundreds of thousands of speeding incidents are being reviewed due to major accuracy concerns. Speed camera cars may flash their hazard lights and signs may be erected warnings drivers of speed cameras in a looming industrial dispute.

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Since the cameras were deployed in December 2019, operators have complained about software faults, GPS failures and obscured registration plates. One of the technical faults, the so-called “double-doppler” effect, records vehicles with long wheel-bases, like buses or trucks, at faster speeds than they are actually travelling.
The Community and Public Sector Union said a truck had been clocked at more than 110km/h when it had been recorded travelling about 65km/h half a second beforehand.
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