Nine new speed cameras will be installed at various locations around Auckland from mid-June 2023, Waka Kotahi has announced today.
The cameras are a part of the transport agency’s Road to Zero strategy and are being installed to “encourage people to travel at safe speeds and to make safe driving choices on our roads.”
They are also said to keep our communities safe, especially those near high-risk roads where there is a higher likelihood of a serious crash causing injury or death.
The nine new cameras are called NK-7 cameras made by Redflex which are already in use by Police to measure the speed of vehicles and identify which lane they are using.
If an infringement is recorded, such as excessive speed, they will automatically issue a safety advisory notice or infringement notice to the registered address of the offending vehicle based on their number plate.
The nine new cameras can be found at:
- 95a Ostrich Road, Franklin
- 155 Mill Road, Pukekohe East
- 121 Waitakere Road, Taupaki
- 1456 Waiuku Road, Waiuku
- 197-227 Glenbrook-Waiuku Road, Waiuku
- 1680 Dairy Flat Highway, Dairy Flat
- 825 Papakura-Clevedon Road, Ardmore
- 582 Linwood Road, Karaka
- 49 McKenzie Road, Kingseat
Each of the listed roads currently have a posted speed limit of 80km/h.
A safety camera will also be installed at 5744 State Highway 1 in Kawakawa, Northland, also on a road with a posted speed limit of 80km/h. This specific camera will be in ‘test mode’ from June to November 2023 and will not be enforcing offences during this time.
“Our bodies are vulnerable and can only withstand so much impact. We know that a small change in speed can make a big difference to the outcome of a crash, and it’s what will most likely determine whether anyone is killed, injured or walks away unharmed from that crash,” says Steve Mutton, Director Regional Relationships at Waka Kotahi.
“The cameras will be installed over the next few weeks, with more expected later this year.”