Heads-up to all you speeding motorists in Cape Town. The city is set to start operating new average speed over distance cameras at the end of October along Nelson Mandela Boulevard going into and out of the CBD. The cameras measure the time it’s takes to cover a particular distance and work out your average speed instead of just the speed at one point. Everyone knows where the normal speed traps are and simply slow down to cross them then speed up again…especially those damn taxis. The new speed over distance cameras will prevent this by measuring the average speed from the footbridge over Nelson Mandela Boulevard near District Six to cameras on the N2 (Settler’s Way) over Main Road and cameras on the M3 footbridge near UCT.
From what i’m guessing thats where the cameras will be.
“The system consists of three sets of cameras that will cover all of the lanes. The first set will be positioned on the footbridge over Nelson Mandela Boulevard near District Six.
The second set will be on the Main Road bridge over Settler’s Way, and the final set on the footbridge at Mostert’s Mill on the M3.
“What this means is that a motorist travelling to or from the CBD on the M3 will be monitored between the UCT footbridge and the footbridge over Nelson Mandela Boulevard, just before Strand Street.”
“The cameras would become operational later this month” [iol]
Now you know.