for speed lovers
New Legislation M5 & M7 Re Speeding Fines
M5 and the M7 are now equipped with Point to Point Speed
Devices. On entering the M7 the etag beeps and a camera takes a photo of
your car recording the exact time. On exiting the etag system beeps
again another camera at that point takes a photo of the car and the
time. Then the computer calculates the time it has taken you to
travel between the two points and calculates your speed. If you
completed the clocked journey too fast you are issued with a speeding
At the present the speed limit is 100K.P.H. with a tolerance of
102 maximum. Over that and you are issued with a fine automatically.
What a shock some drivers are going to have when they use this roadway
for a week and get a weeks\' tickets BOTH WAYS. Of course your license
will also be recalled for 3 months. Now with the new legislation,
fighting a Speed Camera fine is almost impossible. You must prove the
device is faulty and if you are not a technician working on them, you
have no chance of beating the fine.
The Pacific Highway has a set and these are recognized by large
steel frames over the lanes with a speed camera and some distance up the
road is another large metal frame with a speed camera.
These new point to point systems are being put onto any
expressway and highway where vehicles are not able to exit between those
NOTE: School zone cameras are not speed tolerant. Anything over,
even 41, is a fine.
Corporate & Admin Support
Ministry of Transport