City of Vincent warns people placing speed camera warning signs could be fined

City of Vincent warns people placing speed camera warning signs could be fined

ANYONE placing unauthorised speed camera warnings within the City of Vincent cop a fine.

Anti-speed camera Facebook group Revenue Raiser Resistance (RRR) has been placing signs on road verges to warn motorists of upcoming speed cameras, with one recently spotted in City Beach.

WA Police have supported the move, with spokesman Sam Dinnison saying there was no issue.

“If it makes a speeding motorist slow down, then that is a good thing,” he said.

City of Vincent chief executive Len Kosova said there have been no reports of the signs in the area, but it could breach a local law.

“It is an offence under the City’s Local Government Property Local Law 2007 to place or display a sign on a verge or thoroughfare without a permit,” he said.

“The fine for failing to obtain a permit is $250.”

RRR posts to Facebook daily, warning motorists of camera locations, as well as posting ‘appreciation’ photos of members holding or placing signs on the side of the road.

An anonymous spokesperson from the group said its motive was to reform the road safety system currently in place in WA.

“RRR believes that speed cameras do not improve road safety,” the spokesperson said.

“We would like our Government and WA Police to shift their focus to other areas such as driver education, defensive driving courses, improvement of our roads, sensible speed limits and an increase in visible police presence on our roads.”