Dangerous driving given the red light in Rouse Hill

Road safety in Rouse Hill will receive a boost with the installation of a new red-light speed camera at the intersection of Windsor Road and Schofields Road.

Tara McCarthy, Deputy Secretary Safety, Environment and Regulation at Transport for NSW said the new camera will target red-light running and speeding from 29 July 2022 to improve safety for all road users.

“We know that running red lights can lead to serious crashes with far reaching impacts for all involved,” Ms McCarthy said.

“In the five years from 2016 to 2020, 15 crashes occurred at this intersection with one person killed and 14 people injured, four seriously.”

“Road crashes claimed the lives of 268 people on NSW roads last year with speed the biggest killer,” Ms McCarthy said.

“Every life lost on NSW roads is a tragedy and this red-light speed camera will help reduce risks in Rouse Hill.” 

Research shows that red-light speed cameras dramatically reduce the number of serious crashes on our roads.

“The most recent NSW speed camera review found fatal and serious injury crashes fell by 35 per cent at red-light speed camera locations, and pedestrian casualties fell by almost 60 per cent,” Ms McCarthy said.

The new camera will operate in warning mode for one month during which time drivers caught speeding or running red lights will be sent a warning letter to encourage them to change their behaviour. 

Fines and demerit points will be sent to offending drivers at the end of this period.

Fines from red-light speed cameras go directly into the Community Road Safety Fund to deliver targeted road safety initiatives in NSW.

To sign up for alerts to changes in camera locations, visit www.saferroadsnsw.com.au