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REVEALED: Which Hunter Speed Cameras Catch The Most Drivers?

Results are in from a 2016 review

REVEALED: Which Hunter Speed Cameras Catch The Most Drivers?

The speed camera on the Pacific Highway at Gateshead is catching more lead-foot drivers than anywhere else in the Hunter.

About 450 motorists are being caught speeding there each month, according to a 2016 review into the state's fixed and red light speed cameras.

The camera on the New England Highway at Lochinvar catches about 125 speeding drivers a month.

The state government says casualty crashes have mostly fallen at each speed camera site in the Hunter in recent years.

However the camera on McCaffrey Drive at Rankin Park is an exception, recording a 367 per cent increase in prangs, compared to the five years before the camera was installed.

None of the 12 fixed and red light speed cameras will be removed as a result of the review.

Fixed speed cameras

Gateshead - Pacific Highway near Sydney Street
- Approx 450 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 60% over past 5 years

Lochinvar - New England Highway near Robert Road
- Approx 125 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 73% over past 5 years

Mayfield West - Pacific Highway near Tourle Street
- Approx 10 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 21% over past 5 years

Nords Wharf - Pacific Highway near Flowers Drive
- Approx 30 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 50% over past 5 years

Rankin Park - McCaffrey Drive near Duval Street
- Approx 10 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes up 367% over past 5 years

Sandgate - Pacific Highway near Wallsend Road
- Approx 75 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 23% over past 5 years

Red light speed cameras

Adamstown - Park Avenue at Northcott Drive
- Approx 40 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 5 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 77% in the 4 years and 222 days since installation

Hamilton - Tudor Street at Beaumont Street
- Approx 70 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 25 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 63% in the 4 years and 187 days since installation

Hamilton East - Pacific Highway at Parry Street
- Approx 45 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 20 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 45% in the 4 years and 187 days since installation

Lambton - Griffiths Road at Turton Road
- Approx 12 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 75 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes down 48% in the 4 years and 212 days since installation

Mayfield West - Pacific Highway at Maud Street
- Approx 50 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 5 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes up 56% in the 4 years and 232 days since installation

Wallsend - Thomas Street at Metcalfe Street
- Approx 52 red-light infringements per month
- Approx 16 speeding infringements per month
- Casualty crashes roughly the same in the 2 years and 96 days since installation

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