Point-to-point speed cameras removed from Mount Lindesay Highway

THE controversial point-to-point speed cameras on the Mount Lindesay Highway between Park Ridge South and Jimboomba have been removed.

GONE: The point-to-point speed cameras on the Mount Lindesay Highway have been removed due to upcoming traffic light installation on Greenbank Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. Photo: Jacob Wilson

GONE: The point-to-point speed cameras on the Mount Lindesay Highway have been removed due to upcoming traffic light installation on Greenbank Road and the Mount Lindesay Highway. Photo: Jacob Wilson

A Transport department spokesperson said the upcoming installation of traffic lights on the Mount Lindesay Highway and Greenbank Road would have impacted the ongoing operation of the point-to-point cameras.

"TMR and Queensland Police agreed to remove it. The new location has yet to be determined," the spokesperson said.

"Reviews of crash data at the intersection of Mt Lindesay Highway and Greenbank Road supports the installation of a combined red light/speed camera, which will be installed as part of the Mount Lindesay Highway upgrades."

The point-to-point speed cameras were implemented following a safety review in 2015 aimed at reducing crashes on the Mount Lindesay Highway.

Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause was critical of the cameras and told the Jimboomba Times that congestion, not speed was the main issue on the highway.

 Cr Trevina Schwarz said the point-to-point cameras were an insult to the community last year.

The Transport department spokesperson said the system could return if evidence supported it.

"We will continue to monitor the Mount Lindesay Highway crash data with a view to potentially reinstating a (point-to-point) speed camera system in the future," the spokesperson said.

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