Will add extracts from
Towards Zero Together – South Australia's Road Safety Strategy 2020
Scott, you give up your privacy by posting on AC with its 2500 members and the public / non-members able to view all comments. I know that some government / officers read AC -- they have told me so and commented on my advocacy posts.
So Scott, to protect your privacy will you now stop posting on AC? Even opt out of your AC groups? :)
So CCTV is OK if a private citizen chooses to mount a camera whilst riding with the specific purpose of gathering evidence of motorists breaking the law.
Is it OK for taxi cameras that are used to protect the driver and the public?
Small business owners to detect shop lifting?
Large companies to detect all forms of dishonesty?
Public transport to protect the public and/or trams/trains buses?
Entertainment venues/districts to detect and possibly prevent violence?
Dept of Transport in tunnels/on bridges to enable rapid response to accidents?
Like BJ said, so long as it's not in you're own home whats the problem?
One exception to my rant. The media should not be allowed to invade any persons privacy.
Scott, you mentioned facebook and twitter. Explaining to you that Adelaide Cyclists forum can and is viewed by the public who are not members. With facebook some opt for setting as private so only selected friends and family can view their posts. Postings on AC hub are public.
Today I received an email from CASR regarding a published report. (You can subscribe to updates.)
Vehicle speeds in South Australia 2010, CN Kloeden, JE Woolley, CASR097, May 2012, http://casr.adelaide.edu.au/publications/list/?id=1281
In 2010 on sample Adelaide 50 km/h local roads, 21.35% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample Adelaide 50 km/h collector roads, 49.88% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample Adelaide 60 km/h arterial roads, 17.73% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample Adelaide 80 km/h arterial roads, 12.56% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample rural 50 km/h local roads, 29.54% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample rural 60 km/h arterial roads, 33.59% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample rural hills 80 km/h arterial roads, 37.49% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample rural 100 km/h arterial roads, 36.43% exceeded speed limit.
In 2010 on sample rural 110 km/h arterial roads, 26.27% exceeded speed limit.
Heather's note: You can guess correctly that I am disappointed at the numbers of drivers who do not consider the safety of other road users. The Adelaide collector roads are often bikedirect routes!
The drop in speeds from 2007 to 2008 may be related to an apparent lowering of the police enforcement tolerance around October 2007 whereby drivers passing through a road safety camera would be booked at a lower speed. This raised the number of offences being issued by a substantial amount and may have affected drivers choice of speed in the 2008 survey as drivers became aware of the change. The “creeper” advertising (which encouraged drivers not to creep over the speed limit and was widespread) started in October 2008 and may have had some effects on driver speeds in 2008 and later years.
Although mean speeds did not significantly change between 2008 and 2009 for any of the road types examined there were significant reductions in the proportion of vehicles travelling above 65 km/h on both Adelaide 50 km/h local roads and Adelaide 60 km/h arterial roads. This may have been the tail end of the police tolerance and advertising campaign effects observed in 2008.
Heather's note: My belief is that less drivers substantially exceeded the speed limits once less tolerance by police (and harsher penalties?).