Road safety in St Marys has been made a priority with a new red light speed camera installed.
The camera has been installed at the intersection of Mamre Road and M4 Motorway on/off ramp (Eastbound) and is now operational.
Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary Safety, Environment and Regulation, Tara McCarthy said the intersection has been an area of concern.
“In the five years from 2016 to 2020, 16 crashes occurred at this intersection and 15 people were injured, four of them seriously,” she said.
“We know that running red lights can lead to serious T-bone crashes, pedestrian casualties and devastating impacts for all involved.”
Ms McCarthy said research shows accidents are reduced with red light speed cameras.
“About 30 per cent of red light speed camera offences are from people running red lights, so it is vital we address this issue,” she said.
“Transport for NSW’s latest NSW speed camera review found fatal and serious injury crashes fell by 35 per cent at red light speed camera locations, and pedestrian casualties fell by almost 60 per cent.”
The new camera will operate in warning mode until the end of April during which drivers caught speeding or running red lights will be sent a warning letter to encourage them to change their behaviour.
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