Speed cameras are being installed on the Mount Lindesay Highway.
Installation began during the last fortnight just north of Camp Cable Road, Jimboomba.
The new additions will be point-to-point cameras, from Park Ridge South to Jimboomba.
A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said the Mount Lindesay Highway was a state-controlled road with one of the highest crash rates in Queensland.
“Point-to-point speed cameras are being installed between Jimboomba and Park Ridge South after a safety review and an assessment of crash risk carried out by Transport and Main Roads and Queensland Police Service deemed this location a high priority,” they said.
“We expect the camera system to be operational in coming months.”
Transport and Main Roads completed the highway safety review in the second half of 2015 with input from the community and key stakeholders, such as Queensland Police Service and local councils.
Member for Logan Linus Power agreed that the installation of cameras was positive for safety on the highway.
“Point-to-point or average speed cameras uses number plate technology to catch only drivers who persist in driving over the limit in an extended period of time,” he said.
“The camera should make the road safer and reduce accidents caused by speeding.
“Reducing traffic speed related accidents should make travelling times more consistent.
“The camera encourages safer speeds over the longer section of the road and many think it fairer because it’s not measure on one point.”
Another speed safety initiative that has been installed on the state governed road is the speed warning signs at the intersection of Camp Cable Road and the highway.
Logan City Council have also allocated $470,000 in the 2016/17 budget for mobile speed warning signs. These will be rolled about across the 12 divisions.
The mobile signs will be moved each month to suitable locations in the divisions.
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