In The Courier this week
Permanent speed cameras on the freeway have been turned on at Crafers and the Mt Osmond interchange.
Freeway speeders will pay the price
The State Government is set to rake in more than $1m in fines in the coming months after two freeway speed cameras were switched on earlier this week.
The cameras, at the Crafers on-ramp and the Mt Osmond overpass, were installed a few years ago and have been undergoing testing.
A survey conducted by the transport department several months ago showed 10% of motorists were speeding at least 5km/h over the 100km/h limit.
If the drivers had been fined, they would have had to pay more than $3.4m in penalties.
Also in this week’s issue
- Real estate moves: SA’s real estate market on the rise again after years of uncertainty, according to the head of the Mt Barker traders’ group.
- Lightening strikes: Thunderstorms swept across the State yesterday, igniting numerous fires, including 10 in the Hills.
- Nervous wait: Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough is under more pressure than an English No. 11 facing a rampaging Mitchell Johnson.
- Pavilion near: More than 50 years after it was first envisaged in a master plan, a visitor pavilion is going to be built at the Mt Lofty Botanic Garden.
- Mine concerns: Plans by Hillgrove Resources to extend the life of its Kanmantoo Copper Mine by two years to 2019 may be hampered by community concerns over dust, noise and native vegetation.
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