PINGED! Coffs Coast’s most profitable speed cameras
COMBINING road safety with cold hard cash, the Coffs Coast's numerous speed cameras have been busy.
Newly released data from Revenue NSW shows more than $1.62 million dollars was raised in fines from fixed, mobile and red light speed cameras across the region in the last financial year.
Streets ahead of the pack is the red-light speed camera on the corner of Bray St and the Pacific Highway, netting a whopping $1.04 million.
While $763,190 of that came from the people eager to get to the Big Banana a few seconds early by running the red light, it's easily the costliest section of road for drivers in the region.
Most cameras raised less in fines during the last financial year, possibly due to lower traffic flow brought about by the pandemic.
Below is a list of some of the most prolific earners on the Coffs Coast during 2019/20, including how they compare to 2018/19 and their entire earnings to date. Data includes fixed and mobile speed cameras.
1) Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour, Northbound (Bray St)
2) Pacific Highway Korora, Northbound
3) Giinagay Way Urunga, Southbound
4) Giinagay Way Valla, Southbound
5) Giinagay Way Urunga, Northbound
6) Giinagay Way Valla, Northbound
7) Solitary Islands Way Corindi Beach, Southbound
8) Hogbin Drive Southbound
9) Pacific Highway Nambucca Heads Northbound
10) Pacific Highway Urunga Northbound