Newly established rules have been announced for speed camera operators in New South Wales, Australia meaning they are no longer able to conceal themselves behind objects to catch unsuspecting drivers.
Complaints from drivers who were caught speeding by said hidden cameras was the motivation behind the rule change.
Operators are now required to take a photo proving they have placed a warning sign on their speed camera before they are able to fine drivers as well, reports 9 News.
Mobile speed cameras are managed by Transport for NSW in close partnership with the NSW Police Force with the operation being outsourced to private contractors.
The change seems counterintuitive for the purpose of the operator, but it at least gives motorists a chance to correct their speed and avoid any pesky fines.
The NSW government also warned that fines won’t be waived for motorists even if the cameras aren’t visible.
In New Zealand, speed cameras are already required to be visible from the roadside and cannot be hidden.