Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Motorists 'Cash Cows' as Cameras Snap

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Motorists 'Cash Cows' as Cameras Snap

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Byline: David Barwell

Caught Out

How much you paid in fines

Pacific Hwy Korora (Northbound) - $847,884

Pacific Hwy Valla Beach - $346,975

Pacific Hwy Nambucca Heads - $32,229

Hogbin Dr (North and South) - $10,453

Pacific Hwy Urunga (North and South) - $10,440

(Based on OSR figures from April 2014 - March 2015)

LABOR is accusing the State Government of using motorists as "cash cows" as new data shows a record $553.7 million in fines were handed out in the government's first term.

On the Coffs Coast, the revenue from 18 speed and red light cameras in the region jumped by 24% during the last financial year.

Office of State Revenue figures show the cameras brought in $1.27 million from April 2014 to March this year, up from $1.02 million in 2013-14.

The biggest earner was the fixed speed camera on the Pacific Hwy at Korora, with $847,884 in infringements.

Opposition roads spokeswoman Jodi McKay said 2. …

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