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    'POPCORN' under fire - at last!



    The redlight camera on the corner of Lakeside Drive and Fitzroy Street has finally come to the attention of the authorities in realation to its massive revenue.

    Warrigal/Batesford Roads intersection also concerns traffic camera commissioner Gordon Lewis. He notes that this is not uncommon in 40km an hour zones preceding the red light camera.

    A 65% increase in the Lakeside Drive camera, a huge spike in the last three months of last year, is cause for great concern.

    I study this intersection and have found that local traffic is burnt and aware, I'd love to see the stats in regards to local versus visitor/commuter traffic through the intersection. I feel that is because drivers tend to get caught in a flow, a car in front is travelling at 43kph and others just folow. I have seen this light go off like a firecracker when 3,4,5 cars run trough just over the limit. It also doesn't help, that though in a school zone there are no flashing 40kph signs as are at most of these zones.

    A friend of mine had a flat directly opposite the camera for a few years, but its continual flashing motivated him to sell his flat and move to a less disturbing area, he moved to Prahran, eh! I watched from his balcony as this thing went off like popcorn in a fryer...hence the nickname we gave it.

    I wonder if it is found to have been excessively fining the public, I wonder how they will find out who's who in the zoo of drivers over the years it was put in during a Grand Prix traffic control asset.

    CXheck out the 3AW report.


    http://www.3aw.com.au/news/controver...10-13zw7r.html
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