The Queensland Police Commissioner will investigate after a picture of a speed camera parked in a controversial spot was shared thousands of times online.
The Queensland Police Commissioner will investigate after a picture of a speed camera parked in a controversial spot was shared thousands of times online.

Why this speed camera photo went viral

THE police commissioner is reviewing the location of a controversial Brisbane northside speed camera, after pictures of it posted on social media went viral.

The speed camera van was parked on the bike path of the Deagon Deviation in Bracken Ridge on Boxing Day.

Speed camera van parked on a bike track in Bracken Ridge. Picture: Neo of Street FX Motorsport and Graphics
Speed camera van parked on a bike track in Bracken Ridge. Picture: Neo of Street FX Motorsport and Graphics

Social media users flooded the post with comments slamming the position of the speed camera.

"Ludicrous … Seriously, could I park on that bicycle path and not get booked or towed away?," Ron Warmington wrote of Facebook.

Amanda Buckingham wrote: "The police can drive along the bike path legally in accordance with legislation. Is it morally right? No way!"

A police spokesman said that the van was a police vehicle and an approved mobile speed camera.

Police Minister Mark Ryan said at a press conference today the location of speed cameras was pre-approved and that the Police Commission would be looking into the placement of it.

"There's a lot of effort that goes into where speed cameras are placed, a lot of intelligence a lot of thought," he said.

"I've raised that matter for the Commissioner, she is going to look into that particular matter."

 

A picture showing the location of the speed camera. Picture: Neo of Street FX Motorsport and Graphics
A picture showing the location of the speed camera. Picture: Neo of Street FX Motorsport and Graphics

It comes as Queensland is on track for its lowest road toll since record keeping began.

With only two days left of this year, the road toll for 2019 sits at 217 fatalities.

Last year's road toll was 238.


New album and their own recording label for local musos

Premium Content New album and their own recording label for local musos

THE five-piece indie rock-pop band is about to release their sixth music album

Peak Byron: Gin and yoga ... what’s not to love?

Premium Content Peak Byron: Gin and yoga ... what’s not to love?

THE new activity will be held at the resort weekly throughout November.

Halloween 2020: Is COVID scariest part of trick or treat?

Halloween 2020: Is COVID scariest part of trick or treat?

Households prepared to have trick or treaters attend this year have been advised to...